Biochar is far too valu­able to be used only as soil improver and carbon storage. It has been used by gen­er­a­tions of people for drink­ing water fil­tra­tion, the treat­ment of waste water and kitchen waste and as com­post­ing agents. In today’s world, uses are mul­ti­ply­ing: As adsor­bers in func­tion­al cloth­ing, as insu­la­tion in the con­struc­tion indus­try, as carbon elec­trodes in super­ca­pac­i­tors for energy storage, in food pack­ag­ing, waste water treat­ment, air purifi­ca­tion, as silage addi­tives, feed supplements…
Orig­i­nal article: The 55 uses of biochar
Author: Hans-Peter Schmidt & Kelpie Wilson
Pub­lished in: The Biochar Journal 2014, Arbaz