Engineered Biochar for Environmental Sustainability
Trash to Treasure
Biochar for Waste Reclamation
Biochar, also known as “agrichar” or “biomass-derived black carbon”, is a charcoal produced from carbon-rich material. Recent advance in the biochar technologies makes it possible to turn some of solid wastes (trashes) into value-added biochar and bioenergy (treasures). This project is designed to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic benefit of using carbon-rich solid wastes for the production of biochar and bioenergy.
- Inyang, M. B. Gao, P. Pullammanappallil, W. Ding, and A.R. Zimmerman. 2010. Biochar from Anaerobically Digested Sugarcane Bagasse, Bioresource Technology, 101 (22): 8868-72 doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.088
Drs. Pratap Pullammanappallil (UF) and Andy Zimmerman (UF).