Just as potential benefits deriving from applying biochar to soil are numerous, so are soil management systems in which biochar could be incorporated. Farmers and gardeners around the world are actively exploring the use of biochar in a varity of field and greenhouse settings. Much research and development is required to determine best management practices for using biochar in a large choice of systems, taking into consideration the specific characteristics of each biochar material. However, the potential for improving crop production and environmental management with biochar in proven.
To foster the development of biochar application methods, that are technically, economically and environmentally viable at large scale, O’DEEP Greening Desert, through applied research, industry partnerships and targeted outreach, supports and participates, that a large varity of biochar specific application methods will be developed, verified and brought to the market.
Determining where and how to apply biochar begins with the characterization of the biochar material. Its characteristics will vary depending on what the biochar is made from, and how it is made. For example, the variation in the pH, ash content, surface area and other characteristics are the basis for its concept.
The production of O’DEEP Greening Desert biochar :
The conditions of the pyrolysis process (temperature, oxygen, pressure, duration) and the characteristics of the raw material (the suitable biomass) produce different kinds of biochar that, in turn, produces different results depending on the nature of the soil and type of crop. The technical qualities of the pyrolysers we use produce a very high-quality biochar in comparison with any other means of producing this product, which is typically just a basic charcoal. Our biochar does not include tar particles and its microscopic structures enable it to retain the nutrients, water, cations and anions from the soil to which it is added. When used in fine granular form (less than 2 mm) and combined with organic fertilizers, it can be applied to different soil types across a variety of climatic conditions (see 2 photos below).