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Biochar in Agriculture – Perspectives for Germany and Malaysia

Completed Project

Project Period

February 1, 2012 - January 31, 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)

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.

DIW Team