Since 2009, the UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC) has led strategic, multidisciplinary investigations of biochar. It is based in the School of GeoSciences at The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Newcastle University and Rothamsted Research.
UKBRC undertakes primary research into the production and use of biochar as well as engaging with relevant Governmental bodies.
Biochar is a specially designed charcoal which offers a bright future for organic resource management, soil improvement and energy production. It contains a high proportion of extremely stable carbon, and so sustainable production of biochar can be a significant, viable Negative Emissions Technology for mitigating human-induced climate change.