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Characterising the agronomic value of biochar
May
16

RITTMO and EBRI to characterise the agronomic value of biochar

Work is underway through the BioenNW project to characterise the agronomic value of biochar to explore further its suitability for use as a fertilizer.

Matthieu Hauptmann has joined the RITTMO team to undertake this work. Currently studying agronomy at the ISARA engineers’ School of Lyon-France, Matthieu spends half of his time developing techniques and processes for transforming organic wastes into fertilizers like composting, methanization of pyrolysis.

Over the forthcoming months, Matthieu will be working with, and at, EBRI for to pyrolyse AD digestate produced in France to produce biochar. He will then characterise the agronomic value of the biochar produced.

This research is being undertaken by BioenNW partners RITTMO and EBRI.

Words by Romain Boully
RITTMO, France