Between 2017 and 2021, the Vinnonva-funded research project was carried out at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The project was called Biochar - systems analysis for climate change mitigation. The project evaluated the energy, climate and environmental implications of deploying biochar technologies in Sweden.
In January 2022, the project was concluded with a PhD dissertation and a synthesis day. Recordings of these events are available below.
Elias Azzi defended his PhD thesis in Industrial Ecology, on January 14th, 2022, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, with the title Biochar systems across scales in Sweden: an industrial ecology perspective.
On January 26th 2022, a biochar synthesis day was held to close the research project. Two recordings from this synthesis day are made available:
The synthesis day gathered 90+ participants from Sweden and abroad. Several areas of future work and new projects were presented, including the 4-year project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency on biochar stability, and the 3rd phase of the Rest till Bäst project.
All project participants noted the very rapid development of the biochar sector in Sweden between 2017 and 2022.
This website is the last deliverable of a 4-year research project (2016-03392) funded by Vinnova , the Swedish innovation agency. The project evaluated the energy, climate and environmental implications of deploying biochar technologies in Sweden.
The purpose of this website is to share the insights gained from various case studies, in Sweden and beyond, but also to present methodologies, data and models for studying biochar systems.
The target audience includes students, researchers, municipalities, consultants, and industrials, regardless of their prior level of knowledge on biochar or environmental systems analysis.
The website is currently maintained by the Bioenergy systems research group at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The contents are meant to be updated, with new case studies, data, and models. Contributions are welcome: either reach out to us with suggestions, or check the GitHub contribution guide.
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