N-retention by biochar – new study

NZ links to this new publication, showing strong international collaboration. Nitrate retention by biochar: mechanistic insights by 15N tracing Kammann Claudia (1,3), Haider Ghulam (1), del Campo Bernardo (2), Mengel Jonathan (3), Schmidt Hans-Peter(4), Marhan Sven (5), Steffens Diedrich (1), … Continue reading

Biochar compost research from Europe

Biochar amendment before or after composting affects compost quality and N losses, but not P plant uptake Highlights •Effects were different when biochar was added before or after composting. •Biochar added in the feedstock mixture ameliorates the composting process. •Adding … Continue reading

Biochar meta-analysis on Nitrous Oxide

The molar H:Corg ratio of biochar is a key factor in mitigating N2O emissions from soil M.L. Cayuela, S. Jeffery, L. van Zwieten Highlights •An updated meta-analysis including 56 studies finds that biochar reduces soil N2O emissions by 49 ± 5%. •Field … Continue reading

New paper on biochar nutrient & pollution management

Biochar suppresses N2O emissions while maintaining N availability in a sandy loam soil Sean D.C. Casea, b, Niall P. McNamaraa, David S. Reayb, Andy W. Stotta, Helen K. Granta, Jeanette Whitakera, , a Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, LA1 … Continue reading