UK Biochar Research Centre
Charchive Standard Biochars

Biochar function

Thematic Strategy:
Key Staff:
Dr. Saran P. Sohi, Prof. Ondřej Mašek, Tom Maxfield, Dr. Andrew Cross , Teri Angst , Gary McClean , Maria Borlinghaus


We aim to develop a mechanistic understanding of biochar-soil interactions through lab experiments, pot trials, field experiments and field trials. We are also developing screening procedures to rapidly characterise the functional characterstics of different biochars. Factors under consideration include carbon stability, priming potential, pore size and distribution, sorption, ionic exchange capacity, agronomic benefits (including nutrient availability and effects on soil structure) and toxicology.

Relevant Projects: