Ameliorating Soils with Biochar

What we offer

Every flood of the Elbe river carries mud into the meadows between the dykes. The mud is contaminated with dioxins, which restricts grassland-based animal feed production. Therefore, until March 2015, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Urban and her colleagues at Leuphana University of Lüneburg are developing a novel use of the grasslands, transforming polluted grass into a fertilizer. Pyrolysis first converts the
biomass into biochar in order to destroy dioxins. Subsequently the biochar is activated with nutrients from digestate of biogasproduction and from dry chicken manure.
The newly created organic fertilizer is supposed to substitute
chemical fertilizers in agriculture. Moreover, it might produce higher yields and is climate-friendly.

What we are looking for

Research and industrial cooperations


  • Ideas, proposals, partnerships for projects within research and intelligent energy programmes

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development


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