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  • Great Lakes Biochar Network

    The Great Lakes Biochar Network aims to be a centralized hub for biochar information relevant to the Great Lakes region.


  • Dec 9

    Economics of Biochar Production and Use

    December 9, 2021 2:00PM – 3:00PM Zoom webinar

    Explore what affects the costs of biochar production and use as we learn more about low-value wood in biochar production and the economic and ecological contributions to the state and region. Lead by Dr. Pokharel (Forestry), a member of the GLBN team.

  • Production of Biochar

    Published on November 18, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn about the production of biochar by pyrolysis. This includes biochar production systems ranging from low-tech to high-tech. The infrastructure needs influence the costs associated with starting to produce biochar, and the the price of biochar at retail has a wide range. The primary production parameters are temperature and retention time, and these parameters are important in the determination of the finished characteristics of the biochar. Air emissions are discussed, which are a concern during production and will vary depending on production practices as well.

  • Economics of Biochar and Feedstock Availability

    Published on December 9, 2021

    In this webinar Dr. Raju Pokharel of the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University discusses some of the issues surrounding the economics of biochar. Some basics of biochar and its applications are discussed at the start. The focus of much of the webinar is feedstock availability and how to utilize feedstocks in such a way as to reduce the transportation costs of biomass. This is particularly relevant to low-value woody biomass coming from the forestry industry, though can be applied to other types of biomass that are available for conversion to biochar. The Q&A session at the end of the webinar addresses questions from the audience as relates to the economics of biochar.

  • Compost and Biochar with Brooke Comer

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Brooke shares her wisdom and delight at using compost and biochar as soil amendments , and hopefully you’ll walk away with some ideas and inspiration to incorporate into your garden.

  • Introduction to the Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    Published on October 28, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn more about the Great Lakes Biochar Network and how you can be involved in strengthening the network. You will also learn more about the basics of biochar, and how it can be used to help create a sustainable bio-economy. There are many stakeholders involved with biochar in the Great Lakes region, and the aim of the GLBN is to strengthen the connections between stakeholders.

  • Great Lakes Biochar Network

    The Great Lakes Biochar Network aims to be a centralized hub for biochar information relevant to the Great Lakes region.

  • Jessica Miesel, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor with Tenure - Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry
    mieselje@msu.edu
    517-353-0485

  • Raju Pokharel

    Assistant Professor, Forest Resource Economics
    raju2020@msu.edu
    517-353-9447

  • Emily S. Huff

    Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Forestry
    ehuff@msu.edu
    517-884-8485

  • Christopher Saffron

    Associate Professor
    saffronc@msu.edu
    517-432-7414

  • Gregory Bonito, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor with Tenure - Mycology, plant-fungal interactions, truffle ecology, evolution of bacterial endosymbiosis in fungi.
    bonito@msu.edu
    517-884-6958

  • Lisa Tiemann, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Soil Biology - Soil ecology and biogeochemistry; mechanisms of soil organic matter formation and microbial controls on soil nitrogen cycling.
    ltiemann@msu.edu
    517-353-0487

  • Monique Sakalidis, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    sakalidi@msu.edu
    517-432-0825

  • Maninder Singh, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy
    msingh@msu.edu
    517-353-0226

  • Hui Li, Ph.D.

    Professor of Environmental and Soil Chemistry
    lihui@msu.edu
    517-353-0151

  • Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

    Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor - Environmental and Soil Physics
    weizhang@msu.edu
    517-353-0471

  • Brooke Comer

    Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Biochar Network
    bcomer@msu.edu

  • Jessica Miesel, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor with Tenure - Fire ecology; ecosystem ecology; forest ecology and management; pyrogenic carbon; biochar; soil ecology and biogeochemistry
    mieselje@msu.edu
    517-353-0485

  • Effects of biochar on dechlorination of hexachlorobenzene and the bacterial community in paddy soil

    Published on August 31, 2017
    This study investigated the effects of amending paddy soil with wheat straw biochar on both the dechlorination of hexachlorobenzene (HCB), a typical highly chlorinated contaminant, and on the structure of soil bacteria communities.