What is Biochar?
Biochar is a charcoal-like material made from plants, that can be applied to land to lock up carbon.
Our research covers biochar production and deployment as well as lifecycle assessments and social science research.
Information for Farmers
The Biochar Demonstrator is recruiting farmers to host biochar field trials, and providing information and guidance.
Want to learn more? We have some suggested podcasts and articles from around the web.
Research Update – Summer 2022
Small scale field trials at the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor are well underway and are already producing interesting datasets. As well as these trials, despite the unusually dry weather and some biochar supply issues, five farmers applied biochar to one-hectare plots on their working…
Research Update – Biochar in Bangor
Henfaes research centre, about 7 miles outside of Bangor, recently became the latest site for the application of biochar by our researchers. Rob Brown and Maria Majka with support from their colleagues at Bangor Uni, applied over 800 kg of biochar (by hand!) to 40…
In the Media – Listen by the Lake
The Biochar Demonstrator has contributed to one of four listening posts located on the banks of the boating lake at Highfields Park in Nottingham. At the press of a button, visitors can spend a few minutes hearing illustrated audio clips about the lives and work…
Biochar Blog #1 – The Basics!
Human greenhouse gas emissions are the root cause of climate change, affecting the Earth’s natural equilibrium. The effects of climate change are likely to include temperature rise, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events (e.g., drought and flooding),…
Events – Join us at #UKGGREvent: Current Innovations & Future Directions
12 & 13 May, 10.00-16.00, IET London, Savoy Place & online Sign up on Eventbrite Showcasing the latest Greenhouse Gas Removal research & innovation and its role in effective, sustainable & equitable climate action Day One (Thursday 12 May): Results from the GGR-A Programme and…