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Research Project: Using Designed Biochar to Rebuild the Health of Mining Waste Impacted Soils to Support Native Plant Cover and Protect the Environment

Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research

Project Number: 6082-12630-001-01-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 31, 2020

Objective:
Development of improved designer biochar technologies to restore soil health for a large area of mine wastes degraded soils.

Approach:
We will use a multidisciplinary approach comprising soil scientists, field engineers and remediation specialists to develop and evaluate the designer biochar products and manufacture technologies.