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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.


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.


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.