19.04.2021

# Media

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Blog: su-re.co: What are the disadvantages of biochar?

"Some researchers stated that biochar implementation with the right amount to improve soil quality from physical, biological, and chemical reviews still requires further study. Many variables need to be studied more."

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18.03.2021

# New Publications

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Fawzy, Samer; et al. (2021): Industrial biochar systems for atmospheric carbon removal: a review

Fawzy, Samer; Osman, Ahmed I.; Yang, Haiping; Doran, John; Rooney, David W. (2021): Industrial biochar systems for atmospheric carbon removal: a review. In Environ Chem Lett, pp. 1–33. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-021-01210-1.

"Herein, we review the design and development of biochar systems, and we investigate the carbon removal industry."

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10.03.2021

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Renew Economy: How an Australian biochar start-up inspired Microsoft’s negative carbon plan

"Believe it or not, this obscure, small-scale technology, designed and built by Melbourne-based startup Rainbow Bee Eater and called “ECHO2”, has caught the attention of tech colossus Microsoft, which bought a large number of the project’s carbon credits over Finnish carbon removal marketplace Puro.earth."

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10.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain

Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain. Policy Briefs, 2021/08. Florence School of Regulation, Climate. Retrieved from Cadmus, European University Institute Research Repository, at: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70349.

"So far, the lack of an enabling and supportive policy framework at the EU level and, consequently, low demand for biochar as a soil amendment, has been the main barrier to widespread diffusion of the biochar system. Such framework is now under construction, but its final configuration is still undefined."

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02.03.2021

# New Publications

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Terlouw, Tom; et al. (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review

Terlouw, Tom; Bauer, Christian; Rosa, Lorenzo; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03757E.

"We present a critical review on conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of a comprehensive set of CDR technologies: afforestation and reforestation, biochar, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering, ocean fertilisation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air carbon capture and storage."

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01.03.2021

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nd: It comes down to dirt (German)

German article about biomass and biochar.

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16.02.2021

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AuManufacturing: Biochar: An Ancient Waste-to-Value Product

"A miracle all-in-one soil improver, waste disposer and planet saviour, or a biomassive waste of time?"

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21.01.2021

# New Publications

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Amonette, James E.; et al. (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap

Amonette, James E.; Blanco-Canqui, Humberto; Hassebrook, Chuck; Laird, David A.; Lal, Rattan; Lehmann, Johannes; Page-Dumroese, Deborah (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap. In Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76 (1), 24A-29A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.2021.1115A.

"A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 × 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008Cao and Caldeira 2010IPCC 20182019)."

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11.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG)

"The ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) will facilitate and assist companies, governments and institutions in the effective use and production of Biochar. ANZBIG will focus and streamline Biochar education, research, collaboration and commercialisation activities to provide better outcomes for the societies of Australia and New Zealand."

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14.12.2020

# New Publications

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Kroeger, Jennifer E.; et al. (2021): Water cost savings from soil biochar amendment: A spatial analysis

Kroeger, Jennifer E.; Pourhashem, Ghasideh; Medlock, Kenneth B.; Masiello, Caroline A. (2021): Water cost savings from soil biochar amendment: A spatial analysis. In GCB Bioenergy 13 (1), pp. 133–142. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12765.

"We conducted a meta‐analysis of the relationship between biochar properties, application rates and observed change in water holding capacity (WHC) as a function of soil texture."

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