Special Issue: Bringing Biochar into Commercial Practice

Biochar refers to carbonaceous pyrolytic product that is made of biowaste. The full range of its soil-improving properties has been historically proven, but not fully understood. With the advent of mineral fertilizers, this practice was delayed because it had a longer payback period. The increased interest in carbon sequestration and deterioration of soil characteristics brought this traditional agricultural method back to the subject of interest.

Many innovations have been proposed in recent years that combine biochar production with energy storage; nutrient regeneration; water purification; fertilization and the like. The aim of this special issue is to highlight the latest research in the field of biochar research and usage.  It should draw attention to the most promising technologies due to their financial attractiveness that is the most potent prerequisite for sustainability.
 

  • Feedstock, production, modification and application
  • Agronomic and environmental effects
  • Economic, ethical and political implications
  • Interactions with air, soil, water, nutrients and biota
  • Water clarification and nutrient recovery
  • Latest trends and directions for future research


Guest Editors:

Dr. Josef Maroušek
Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice; Tomas Bata University in Zlín; University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Email: josef.marousek@gmail.com 

Dr. Otakar Strunecký, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice; University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Email: otakar.strunecky@gmail.com 


Tentative Schedule:
Call open: 1st March 2021
Call closed: 1st February 2022
Completion of review process: 1st March 2022