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Prof. Berruti to give a talk in Heriot-Watt University

Prof. Berruti, from Western Engineering in Ontario and member of Biochar Network, has been invited to give a talk on "Production Of Activated Carbons From Residual Biomass For Environmental Applications" at Heriot-Watt Univeristy in Edinburgh.

The talk will be held at 1:15 pm in room WP 1.10

Recent publication about Biochar Network

"Could biochar be the new black gold?" is the title of a recently published article in the last Issue (43) of Carbon Capture Journal.

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Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice

Congratulation to Dr. Ajay Dalai, from University of Saskatchewan, on winning the 2014 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice.

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What is Biochar?

What is Biochar?

Biochar is a solid, carbon-rich product of biomass pyrolisis.

Due to the high levels of stable carbon, biochar is a porous soil enhancer that can supply minerals, prevent nutrients leaching and water contamination, and retain soil moisture. As a result, a portion of the carbon removed from the atmosphere by plants via photosynthesis is locked in the biochar and stored in soil.

Extensive studies of biochar-rich dark earths in the Amazonia region (terra preta) have led to a wider appreciation for biochar’s soil enhancement and carbon storage properties.