Biochar in animal feed – an overview

Biochar in animal feed – an overview

The cur­rent­ly most promis­ing pos­si­bil­i­ty to use biochar in agri­cul­ture in an eco­nom­i­cal­ly and eco­log­i­cal­ly ben­e­fi­cial way is by cascade use in animal hus­bandry. This is the con­clu­sion reached by the authors Schmidt, Kammann and Gerlach in their book…

A farmer paints it black

A farmer paints it black

Swiss farmers have been testing biochar for litter and as a feed addi­tive for years. The exper­i­ments will be sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly mon­i­tored within the frame­work of the inter­na­tion­al project “Car­bofeet”. Biochar is used there as a feed mate­r­i­al for reg­u­lat­ing diges­tion and preventing…

Overview of pro­duc­tion process­es for biochar (soil application)

Overview of pro­duc­tion process­es for biochar (soil application)

The study was pub­lished in 2011 and pro­vides an overview of the various process­es used to produce biochar (pyrol­y­sis process) and biochar (hydrother­mal car­bon­i­sa­tion) for soil appli­ca­tion. The focus is on tech­no­log­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and climate-relevant…

Pro­tect­ing urban trees with biochar

Pro­tect­ing urban trees with biochar

Urban trees are indis­pens­able for healthy air in cities. However, they are also exposed to special stress factors and there­fore have sig­nif­i­cant­ly shorter lifes­pans and higher main­te­nance costs. For this reason, the Swedish capital Stock­holm has been…

Biochar improves biogas yield

Biochar improves biogas yield

Various inter­na­tion­al studies prove an increased gas yield through the addi­tion of biochar to the biogas process. With approx. 9,200 biogas plants (Sta­tista 2018), Germany in par­tic­u­lar offers great poten­tial for opti­mi­sa­tion. The study inves­ti­gates which…

Biochar as a sub­sti­tute for peat

Biochar as a sub­sti­tute for peat

Biochar as a growth medium and as a sub­sti­tute for peat: The authors and sci­en­tists Steiner and Hartung have tested this in a study (“Biochar as a growing media addi­tive and peat sub­sti­tute, Solid Earth 2014). Because peat…