Biochar in Agriculture – Perspectives for Germany and Malaysia

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Energy, Transportation, Environment
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Duration
since/from 2012 to 2015
Commissioned by
Leibniz Association – Senate Competition Committee (SAW Procedure)
In Cooperation with
Project Manager
Dr. Andreas Meyer-Aurich, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB)

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) Müncheberg
Humboldt University Berlin
Technical University Berlin
University of Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

Within this interdisciplinary research project, the environmental and economic potential of biochar use in agriculture is analysed. Conducting field and pot experiments in Brandenburg (Germany) and Selangor (Malaysia), DIW's project partners investigate the environmental and yield effects of biochar. Based on these results, the research at DIW focuses on the greenhouse-gas-mitigation potential of biochar use and its economic cost, both at national and international levels.