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Biochar as solution and product in a resilient society

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Coordinator Lunds kommun - Kommunkontoret
Funding from Vinnova SEK 496 000
Project duration May 2017 - January 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

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.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01316

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