Biochar’s ability to absorb moisture and organic material allow it to absorb harmful microbes that often thrive in crowded coops. Additionally, adding biochar to feed keeps chickens healthy by combatting ingested bacteria already in the chickens’ digestive system.
Blog articles from the The Science of Biochar category:
Municipal wastewater remediation using biochar
An essential part of municipal wastewater plants is eliminating micropollutants in wastewater. This experiment, conducted at Swiss water plants, proved the effectiveness of powder-activated carbon (biochar) in absorbing and eliminating these harmful substances.
Impact of biochar on the coffee industry
Biochar can be made from coffee residue such as parchment and mucilage and reduce the greenhouse gases released from these organic materials. Biochar can also be mixed with compost and provide a less acidic and more healthy soil to farmers.
Golf course turf management and biochar
Biochar is gaining more and more attention from golf courses and groundkeepers! There are multiple links in this article that you can follow to see how biochar is helping create healthier courses.
Biosolids and phosphate remediation with biochar
University of Tennessee’s Center for Renewable Carbon set out to see how biosolids (sewage waste) could absorb excess of Phosphate. This easy-to-read presentation lays out their experiment and conclusions, showing that biosolid-based biochar is both environmentally friendly and cost effective in absorbing excesses of Phosphate.