Biochar Research Projects in Europe

The number of Biochar research projects and field trials in Europe is huge and constantly growing. The map below displays a number of locations and can be edited to complete the information. Additionally, there is a number of existing cooperative projects on Biochar research in Europe which contribute to or are involved in the Biochar COST Action or European Biochar Research Network (eBRN).

Online Survey about Biochar in Europe: Advances, Visions and Barriers

5 Minutes for 7 Questions from COST Participant Prof. Pellegrino Conte (Italy)
On behalf of Prof. Pellegrino Conte from the University of Palermo (Italy) we carry out a short survey about the most important advances in Biochar science, the European visions on Biochar and the main barriers to wide scale application. ..more

eBRN Biochar Expertise Survey

Make your activities visible to the European network
This online survey aims at enhancing transparency and networking possibilities among all stakeholders within the European Biochar Research Network (eBRN), we would like to collect some basic data on you and your work. We would like to know e.g. where you work, in what field of Biochar you have an expertise and what your background is. With your answers we plan to create a... ..more

Map of Biochar Field Trials and Research Projects

Browse the Biochar Hotspots in Euroope
A map of Biochar research projects on all over Europe is available now and will be updated and expanded constantly. To edit this map, you'll need to sign in to Google. If you want to use a different email address, please contact the Editorial Staff. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one. ..more

INTERREG IVb: Biochar - Climate saving soils (North Sea Region Programme)

Running in 7 countries from 2009 to 2013
The project concerns BioChar (BC), which is a product of biomass-to-energy processing systems, and has as its aim in raising awareness and building confidence in BC as a way of capturing carbon and increasing soil quality and stability. In order to keep up with international competition it is mandatory to develop and compile a transnational NSR knowledge base which can be... ..more

EUROCHAR (FP7) - Development of Technologies for Long-Term Carbon Sequestration

Biochar for Carbon Sequestration and Large-Scale Removal of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) from the Atmosphere
This project concerns a comprehensive life cycle assessment of Biochar production, application, analysis, knowledge dissemination and project management. Eurochar will investigate carbon sequestration potentials that can be achieved by transforming plant biomass into charcoal (Biochar) and added to agricultural soils. ..more

FERTIPLUS (FP7) - Reducing mineral fertilizers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and biochar

Running in 6 countries
FERTIPLUS will take up the challenge to identify innovative processing technologies and strategies to convert urban and farm organic waste to valuable and safe products for agriculture and allow industries to develop projects and provide adequate information on use and quality of the products. ..more


Reducing mineral fertilisers and chemicals use in agriculture by recycling treated organic waste as compost and bio-char products
The REFERTIL project will provide strong support for policy makers for the revision of relevant policies, while setting up future common bio-waste recycling targets, common quality standard requirements for bio-waste treatment, compost and bio-char quality and trading requirements. ..more