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Reference Number EP/X032582/1
Title BiocharPro: Network for negative emissions to support the capacity building of Ukrainian Biochar Production and Research
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy) 90%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 100%
Principal Investigator Dr S (Sai ) Gu
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School of Engineering
Cranfield University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2023
End Date 31 August 2026
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £723,531
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment
Region East of England
Programme Energy and Decarbonisation
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S (Sai ) Gu , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr C Wu , Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
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Abstract The UK team has been approached by the Ukrainian partners to support their biochar research and product development. BiocharPro is designed to help the capacity building for Ukraine in this critical area, by tackling the technical, economic, environmental, social and skill challenges in a comprehensive view rather than individual problems, maximising negative carbon emissions and developing expertise in key processing technologies, building critical mass in academics across the supply chain, and promoting collaboration across the stakeholders in relevant sectors and between the UK and Ukraine. We want to create a network stimulating innovation, enabling the knowledge exchange, training future scientists and engineers with a greater understanding of advanced Biochar technology and creating opportunities to improve the sustainability of our environment. Thus, the engagement between the UK and Ukraine partners will help bioenergy development and bioresource management in Ukraine. In addition, the network allows Ukraine universities and companies to access the UK facilities and expertise, as indicated in the track record section (e.g. facilities for biochar production, biochar application for CO2 capture, the standardisation of biochar). The Network will add value to the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, a successful UK platform for bridging academic, industrial and policymakers for bioenergy development, ultimately will help the Ukrainian partners to develop their version of SUPERGEN Hub
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Added to Database 14/06/23