CNR-NIBIO Bilateral Project

CNR-NIBIO Bilateral Project

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Title: Biochar: a reactor in the bioeconomy.

ICCOM Principal Investigator: Claudia Forte.

Project Type: International.

Duration: 01/01/2020-31/12/2022.

Abstract: The project aims at developing biochar-based products with specific environmental functions. In particular, the effects of coating biochar with organic molecules on its retention capacity of nitrogen forms, with a concomitant decrease of N2O emissions, and on its soil carbon stabilization will be evaluated. To this end, the interaction of biochar surface with several organic coatings, either synthetic or natural, will be investigated.

Partnership: ICCOM-CNR, Department of Soil Quality and Climate Change – NIBIO (Norway).

ICCOM participants: Silvia Borsacchi, Lucia Calucci, Elisa Carignani, Claudia Forte, Silvia Pizzanelli; Marco Geppi, Francesca Martini, Francesca Nardelli (University of Pisa, associated researchers).

Financed by: CNR and NIBIO.

Project total budget: 180.000,00 €

ICCOM total budget: 60.00,000 €.

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