Project Number: 6082-12130-002-02-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 30, 2008
End Date: May 30, 2013
To design biochar as a soil amendment to improve the physico-chemical characteristics of Coastal Plain soils.
Biochar will be made from different feedstock material along with different thermal and chemical activation conditions to produce specific chemical/physical biochar characteristics. The biochars will be designed to allow its eluviation from the surface horizon into subsurface hard layers. Each designed biochar's sorption and leaching characteristics in sandy soil will be evaluated using standard isotherms and laboratory incubation techniques.