Biochar as solution and product in a resilient society
|Coordinator||Lunds kommun - Kommunkontoret|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 496 000|
|Project duration||May 2017 - January 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project “Biochar as solution and product in a resilient society” is to develop solutions where society´s organic residues can be transformed into quality guaranteed biochar without cadmium. The biochar can then be used to improve soil quality e.g. to strengthen the vegetation in our cities. The use of biochar also assimilates carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In the initiation phase, the goals of a market analysis have been achieved and obstacles and opportunities are mapped and a project group for the continued work is established.
Expected results and effects
The project “Biochar as solution and product in a resilient society” is expected to lead to the conversion of organic residues into useful biochar, which leads to new opportunities for reducing our climate impact and improvement of the urban green infrastructure. In addition local jobs are also created. The result of the initiation phase is that a project group is formed that covers the entire value chain of the biochar and which together can test and develop biochar, biochar production and its business models.
Planned approach and implementation
The initiation phase of the project “Biochar as solution and product in a resilient society” has been carried out between May 2017 and January 2018. During that time, data has been collected and processed and partners have been contacted to carry out the next step of the project: testing and developing methods and materials for the production of quality guaranteed biochar from organic residues and the use of biochar in various applications.