Technical Reports & Peer Reviewed Articles

Latest Technical Reports / Peer Reviewed Articles

Pyrolysis of whole wood chips and rods in a novel ablative reactor

By: Guanqun Luo, Devin S. Chandler, Luiz C.A. Anjos, Ryan J. Eng, Pei Jia, Fernando L.P. Resende


The Influence of Biochar, Slow-Release Molasses, and an Organic N:P:K Fertilizer on Transplant Survival of Pyrus communis 'Williams' Bon Chretien'

By: Emma Schaffert and Glynn Percival


Bioenergy Production Systems and Biochar Application in Forests Potential for Renewable Energy, Soil Enhancement, and Carbon Sequestration

By: Kristin McElligott, Deborah Page-Dumrose, Mark Coleman


Annual accounting of net greenhouse gas balance response to biochar addition in a coastal saline bioenergy cropping system in China

By: Yaojun Zhang, Feng Lin, Xiaofei Want, Jianwen Zou, Shuwei Liu


Biochar Application in Malaysian Sandy and Acid Sulfate Soils

By: Theeba Manickam, Gerard Cornelissen, Robert T. Bachmann, Illani Z. Ibrahim, Jan Mulder, Sara E. Hale


Biochar for Sustainable Soil Health A Review of Prospects and Concerns 

By: Aabid H. Lone, Ghulam R. Najar, Mumtaz A. Ganie, Javid A. Sofi, Tahir Ali


Effects of Biochar Blends on Microbial Community Composition in Two Coastal Plain Soils

By: Thomas F. Ducey, Jeffrey M. Novak, Mark G. Johnson

November 2015

Evaluating the agronomic benefits of biochar amended soils in an organic system - Results from a field study at the UBC Farm, Vancouver 

By: Jessica Dennis, Tim Carter, Kelvin C.S. Kou, Dave McCandless, Michael Millar, and Mark Johnson

Biochar and Manure Effects on Net Nitrogen Mineralization and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Calcareous Soil under Corn

By: R.D. Lentz, J.A. Ippolito, K.A. Spokas


Biochar and Manure Affect Calcareous Soil and Corn Silage Nutrient Concentrations and Uptake

By: R.D. Lentz and J.A. Ippolito


Delving into Biochar

By: Scott Jamieson

March 2013

Utah Development: Mobile Pyrolysis Metsätalous (Finnish Forestry Journal) 

By: Tekksti Christian Lankinen

February 2015

The effect of paper sludge and biochar addition on brown peat and coir based growing media properties

By: A. Mendez, J. Paz-Ferreiro, E. Gil, G. Gasco

July 2015

Compost and biochar alter mycorrhization, tomato root exucation, and development of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici

By: Adnan Akhter, Karin Hage-Ahmed, Gerhard Soja and Siegrid Steinkellner

July 2015

An economic analysis of biochar production using residues from Eucalypt plantations

By: A. Wrobel-Tobiszewska, M. Boersma, J. Sargison, P. Adams, S. Jarick

October 2015

Impact of biochar addition on the physical and hydraulic properties of a clay soil

By: M. Castellini, L. Giglio, M. Niedda, A.D. Palumbo, D. Ventrella

December 2015

Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies Interim Report

April 2015

The conversion of sewage sludge into biochar reduces polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content and ecotoxicity but increases trace metal content

By: Zielinska, Anna, Oleszczuk, P.

April 2015

Agriculture: State-of-the-art Soil

By: Cernansky, Rachel

January 15, 2015

Potentials to Mitigate Climate Change Using Biochar

By: Bruckman, Viktor J., Klinglmüller, Michaela

September 2014

Presentation from IURFO 2014 Conference, Salt Lake City

(Photo from Technical Report: Potentials to Mitigate Climate Change Using Biochar)

Biochar-Induced Changes in Soil Hydraulic Conductivity and Dissolved Nutrient

Fluxes Constrained by Laboratory Experiments 

By: Barnes, Rebecca et al.

September 2014

Biochar Used Successfully to Treat Fracking Water

By: Cooks, Steven Trent

May 2014

Southwest Research Institute (TX) & University of Texas (San Antonio)

(Photo from Steven Trent Cooks; Adsorption of Contaminants Found in Hydraulic Fracking Produced Water Utilizing Cost-Effective Biochar Treatment)

Summary of a Biochar Demonstration and Its Potential Application in Nevada

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 2014

By: Steinmann, Frederick., Davis, Rodney., Urbanowitz, Seth

(Photo from Factsheet: Summary of a Biochar Demonstration and Its Potential Application in Nevada)