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Sep­a­rat­ing pol­lu­tants with biochar

Pol­lu­tants from soil, water and gases can be removed with biochar. Accord­ing to Weber (Indus­trielle Anwen­dun­gen von Bio­massekar­bon­isat­en. Adsorp­tion­s­mit­tel, in: Quicker/Weber 2016, Biokohle), these can be organic pol­lu­tants…

Biochar in met­al­lur­gy

The pro­duc­tion of metal­lic raw prod­ucts is one of the most impor­tant indus­tri­al sectors. Germany, for example, is one of the world’s leading coun­tries in the pro­duc­tion of steel, alu­mini­um, lead, copper and tin. Accord­ing to the authors Schul­ten…

Terra Preta, the black rev­o­lu­tion

The authors Scheub, Pieplow and Schmidt describe how to produce healthy food in their own gardens and at the same time improve the climate in a highly read­able book about biochar. It describes step by step how biochar can best be used in the…

Biochar approval

Germany is still a laggard when it comes to the approval of biochar. Cur­rent­ly, it is only per­mit­ted in the form of char­coal with a carbon content of at least 80 percent. Tech­nol­o­gy has been avail­able for a long time to produce biochar free of…

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Why a farmer relies on biochar

In the begin­ning there was an idea: Increase the fer­til­i­ty of its soils – without mineral fer­til­iz­ers. Thomas Unkel­bach, a farmer, has suc­ceed­ed with self-pro­­duced biochar. In a car­bon­i­sa­tion plant he burns garden waste, green and shrub cut­tings…

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