Biochar Newsletters, Reports and Peer-reviewed Articles

Effects of biochar amendment on root traits and contaminant availability of maize plants in a copper and arsenic impacted soil

Brennan et al. (2014) Article Published in Plant and Soil
STSM recipient Aoife Brennan published an article in Plant and Soil based on the experiments carried out during her STSM. Her project was dedicated to the investigation of plant ecophysiological responses when using biochar amendments for the remediation of soils co-contaminated with inorganic elements and organic compounds. ..more

COST Action Biochar Newsletter #1

First issue reports on the first year's work
Today we present to you our first newsletter which will report on the first year's work of COST Action TD1107 'Biochar as option for sustainable resource management'! Within this EU-funded project, the European Biochar Research Network (eBRN) aims at interconnecting knowledge in Biochar systems all over Europe. In our first newsletter we report on progress in individual... ..more

Dissemination Article in International Innovation: Biochar as option for sustainable resource management

Prof. Bruno Glaser introduces the European Biochar Research Network and discusses Biochar strategies
Sequestering carbon and improving soil quality are major challenges facing Europe. Professor Bruno Glaser discusses strategies for utilising biochar – a highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water while helping reduce emissions from material that would otherwise degrade to greenhouse gases. His conclusion: "Biochar is a fascinating topic combining basic... ..more

Dissemination Articles in International Innovation and The Parliament Magazine

Prof. Bruno Glaser on Renewing the Carbon Debate
Sequestering carbon and improving soil quality are major challenges facing Europe. Action Chair Professor Bruno Glaser discusses strategies for utilising biochar – a highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water while helping reduce emissions from material that would otherwise degrade to greenhouse gases ..more