Research

The best biochar-related bibliography is available on the International Biochar Initiative website:

http://www.biochar-international.org/biblio

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Here are some studies on biochar and composting that we found useful:

  1. Li, Shuqing, et al. Linking N2O emission from biochar-amended composting process to the abundance of denitrify (nirK and nosZ) bacteria community.  AMB Expr (2016) 6:37 DOI 10.1186/s13568-016-0208-x
  1. Steiner, C., Das, K. C., Melear, N. & Lakly, D. Reducing nitrogen loss during poultry litter composting using biochar. J. Environ. Qual. 39, 1236–1242 (2010).
  1. Wang, C. et al. Insight into the effects of biochar on manure composting: Evidence supporting the relationship between N2O emission and denitrifying community. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 7341–7349 (2013).
  1. Jindo, K. et al. Biochar influences the microbial community structure during manure composting with agricultural wastes. Sci. Total Environ. 416, 476–481 (2012).
  1. Kammann, C. I. et al. Plant growth improvement mediated by nitrate capture in co-composted biochar. Sci. Rep. 5, 11080; doi: 10.1038/srep11080 (2015).
  1. Jindo, K. et al. Chemical and biochemical characterisation of biochar-blended composts prepared from poultry manure. Biores. Technol. 110, 396–404, (2012).
  1. Glaser, B et al. Biochar organic fertilizers from natural resources as substitute for mineral fertilizers Agron. Sustain. Dev. (2015) 35:667–678

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