This project aims to demonstrate the worth of unwanted/unutilised agricultural biomass (rushes, gorse, bracken, hazel, forest harvest residue) as a valuable resource to produce biochar through a life cycle approach to current farm vegetative control/ management practices, and to also make direct use of this biochar product to sustain an innovative bioeconomy on and off the farm as well as providing further downstream ecosystem services.

Geographical location (NUTS3) Mid-West Region (IE)
Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration 2018 – 2021
Total Budget €998,377

The EIP-AGRI Service Point Operational Group abstract for this project can be found here.

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