• What is Biochar?
  • Biochar Production: Slow and Fast Pyrolisis
  • Towards a Characterization Standard

"Creating connections between scientists, engineers and other experts on the potential of Biochar is very important. Biochar could make a big difference to the climate if we maximise its potential and I’m delighted that this network has been developed."




Climate change is a threat to civilisation which must be tackled.  Biochar offers a significant tool to reduce CO2 and GHG emissions — it has been estimated that, on a global scale, sustainable biochar production could reduce net emissions of GHGs by as much as 1.8 Gt CO2-C equivalent per year (i.e. 12% of current anthropogenic emissions).

Biochar for Carbon Capture is a UK-Canadian network which will allow researchers to investigate the potential of biochar as a technically and economically effective method of capturing carbon in a stabilised form while increasing soil quality and thus adaptability of agriculture to climate change.

Also, the network aims to raise awareness among the public and policy makers about biochar as a sustainable option for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Latest News

Prof. Berruti to give a talk in Heriot-Watt University

berrutiProf. Berruti, from Western Engineering in Ontario and member of Biochar Network, has been invited to give a talk on "Production Of Activated Carbons From Residual Biomass For Environmental Applications" at Heriot-Watt Univeristy in Edinburgh.

The talk will be held at 1:15 pm in room WP 1.10

Recent publication about Biochar Network


"Could biochar be the new black gold?" is the title of a recently published article in the last Issue (43) of Carbon Capture Journal.


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