UK Biochar Research Centre
Charchive Standard Biochars

An assessment of the benefits and issues associated with the application of biochar to soil

Key Staff:
Dr. Saran P. Sohi, Prof. Ondřej Mašek, Jason Cook
April 2009 - April 2010
Defra and DECC

This report was commissioned by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to undertake a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding deployment of biochar in the UK.  This included a review of the functions and impacts of biochar in soil, biochar production, regulation and risks, application methods, Lifecycle Analysis, cost-evaluation, monitoring, verification, accounting and reporting, deployment scenarios in the UK context, expert perceptions and research needs.

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