As increasingly large regions experience water shortages, California-based V-Grid Energy Systems and its Persist biochar soil additive aim to put a dent in required golf course hydration and fertilization.
According to V-Grid, golf courses can cut water use by 40 percent through use of biochar.
Biochar, a black carbon produced from biomass such as wood chips, plant residues, manure or other agricultural waste products, creates a sponge that retains moisture and nutrients in soil to decrease irrigation needs.
V-Grid CEO and co-founder Greg Campbell says his company has allowed select customers to try out Persist biochar, with plans calling for broader promotion to begin no later than September.
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