Applied Sciences > Manufacturing > TS-2015-13

Research Title Addressing Rural Energy and Soil Degradation Problems Through the Production and Application of Biochars
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Gina V. Pangga

Research Duration Start:
1 June 2015
31 May 2017
Research Location UPLB
Research Description Biochars have been attracting interest due to its possible potential as soil amendments at the same time maintaining the integrity of the environment. Summarizing, there are two pillars of biochar properties, the nutrient affinity and persistence. Nutrient affinity means that all organic matter added to soil significantly improves various soil functions (i.e. retention of several essential nutrients to plant growth). The second pillar of biochar properties which is persistence means that biochar is more persistent than any other form of organic matter being applied in the soil. Hence, biochar has a longer term effect with its benefits in the retention of nutrients and soil fertility as against to other nutrient strategies. In addition to that, biochar can also be used for mitigating climate change as a potential sink of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (Lehmann, 2007).
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Research Beneficiary(ies) Households, agriculture sector, fertilizer manufacturer industry and animal industry
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Code TS-2015-13
KRA Code Poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and the vulnerable, and Integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Manufacturing
Related sectors Soil Science, Agriculture
Entry revision: January 2021