UK Biochar Research Centre
Charchive Standard Biochars

Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BRAF)

Key Staff:
Dr. Saran P. Sohi


BRAF is a collaboration with the Environment Agency (EA), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the National Farmers Union (NFU), and a wide group of UK scientists and academics.

The purpose of this project is to identify and analyse the potential risks of biochar production from different types of biomass feedstocks (bioenergy crops, agroforestry residues, biodegradable waste, etc.) and its deployment in farming.

In addition to developing new risk assessment methodologies for biochar, BRAF will also recommend strategies for risk reduction in order to comply with UK and EU regulations.

If you are interested in knowing more and/or in participating, please let Rodrigo Ibarrola ( know, or visit the project's blog available at:

Your input is highly appreciated.

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