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The Pyrolysis-Bioenergy-Biochar Pathway to Carbon-Negative Energy
Start Date: June 2015


Investigators

David Laird, Sotirios Archontoulis, Bruce Babcock, Robert Brown, Dermot Hayes, Fernando Miguez and Mark Mba-Wright Iowa State University; and David Zilberman, University of California-Berkeley

Publications

  • Lawrinenko, M., and Laird, D.A. 2016. Accelerated aging of biochars; impact on anion exchange capacity. Carbon. 10, 217-227 (2016).
  • Rogovska, N., D.A. Laird, and D.L. Karlen. Corn and Soil Response to Biochar Application and Stover Harvest. Field Crops Research, 187, 96-106 (2016).
  • Lawrinenko, M. and D.A. Laird. 2015. Anion exchange Capacity of Biochar. Green Chemistry, 17:9, 4628-4636 (2015).
  • del-Campo, B.G., Morris, M.D., Laird, D.A., Kieffer, M.M., and Brown R.C. Optimizing the production of activated carbon from fast pyrolysis char. TECHNOLOGY 2015, 104-113 (2015).
  • Dang, Q., Mba Wright, M. & Brown, R.C. Ultra-low Carbon Emissions from Coal-fired Power Plants through Bio-oil Co-firing and Bio-char Sequestration. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 14688– 14695 (2015).
  • Bakshi, S., Aller, D.M., Laird, D.A., and Chintala, R. Comparison of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Laboratory- and Field-Aged Biochars. Journal of Environmental Quality (in Press).
  • Archontoulis, S.V., I. Huber, F.E. Miguez, P.J. Thorburn, and D.A. Laird. A model for mechanistic and system assessments of biochar effects on soils and crops and trade-offs, GCB Bioenergy, (in press) (2016).

Presentations

  • Laird, D.A. Frontiers in Biochar Science. Invited webinar sponsored by the International Biochar Initiative, Jan. 2016.
  • Laird, D.A. The Pyrolysis-Biochar Platform; On the Road to Carbon Negative Energy. Invited Distinguished Lecture of Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI. Oct. 2015.
  • Laird, D.A. Frontiers in Biochar Science. Invited seminar in Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI. Oct. 2015.
  • Laird, D.A. Frontiers in Biochar Science. Invited seminar in W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Augusta, MI. Oct. 2015.
  • Laird, D.A. Biochar Effects on Nutrient Leaching in Soils. Invited Keynote lecture at EuroClay 2015: Joint meeting of the European Clay Groups Association, The Clay Minerals Society, International Natural Zeolites Association, and the Geological Society, Edinburgh Scotland, July 2015.
  • Bakshi, S., Banik, C., and Laird, D.A., Determining C:N Ratios of the Labile Biochar Fraction. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Rogovska, N., Banik, C., Laird, D.A., Tomer, M.D., and Karlen D.L. Corn and Soil Response to Biochar Application and Stover Harvest. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Aller, D., Bakshi, S., and Laird, D.A. Modification of Proximate Analysis Method for Biochars. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Fidel, R., Laird, D.A., and Parkin, T. Context-Dependent Effect of Biochar on Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Bakshi, S., Aller, D., Laird, D.A., and Chintala, R. Comparison of Laboratory- and Field-Aged Biochars for Agronomic Benefits. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Banik, C., Rogovska, N., Huang, S., and Laird, D.A. Phosphorous Leaching and Depth Stratification in the Biochar Amended Field Soils. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Aller, D., Laird, D.A., Mazur, R., Moore, K.J., and Hintz, R. Influence of Biochar and Diversified Cropping Systems on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Joint International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis MN, Nov. 2015.
  • Laird, D.A., Anderson, C., and Hayes, D. Carbon Farming as a Carbon Negative Technology. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, Dec. 2015.
  • Aller, D., Laird, D.A., Mazur, R., Moore, K.J., and Hintz, R. Influence of Biochar and Diversified Cropping Systems on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties. Soil and Water Conservation Conference, Greensboro North Carolina, July 2015.

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