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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy
BOOST FUND 2.0 projects NewBIAS

New Biochars for the Improvement of Agricultural Soils

@ foto: Holger Casselmann, CC BY-SA 3.0


Biochars – produced by the pyrolysis of biomass – have recently been promoted as a useful soil amendment with a multifunctional use, e.g., sequester carbon (C), recover nutrient elements from waste-streams, fix excess nutrients in soils to reduce environmental risks, and ameliorate soil in terms of nutrient status and aggregate structure. Our project aims at a multifunctional use of biochars for nutrient recovery from manure and soil amelioration with a cascade-use of biochar feedstocks from horticulture. Thus, a recycling and value-added utilization of agricultural residues through combining technologies such as pyrolysis could increase the recoverable energy, close the nutrient recycle loop, and ensure cleaner agricultural production. The NewBIAS consortium will ensure dissemination and exploitation of technology and products and thus will stimulate the bioeconomy in NRW by developed technology and regional resources with a clear global and worldwide focus on innovation through the delivery of a novel value-added chain.

BOOST FUND 2.0 Coordinator

Dr. Nina Siebers
IBG-3: Agrosphere
Forschungszentrum Jülich



Prof. Dr. Lüdeling & Dr. Kraska, INRES - Horticultural Science, University of Bonn
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Quicker & A. Brautlacht & M. Lang, Technology of Fuels, RWTH Aachen
Dr. Küppers & Dr. Nischwitz, ZEA-3: Analytics, Forschungszentrum
Prof. Dr. Vereecken & Prof. Dr. Brüggemann & Dr. Siebers, IBG-3: Agrosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Schurr & Dr. Schrey & Dr. Kuhn, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Walther, Operations Management, RWTH Aachen


Funding period

01.07.2022 - 30.06.2025



NewBIAS is part of the NRW-Strategieprojekt BioSC and thus funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.