Bio Char development

The basis of the project is the development and establishment of a low-emission and environmentally friendly waste management in TierparkBerlin by applying biochartechnology. In addition to the use of energy and the production of biocharfrom the woody residual biomass in the zoo, the carbonization of the extensive deciduous biomass (16,000 m3 / year) will be tested, which also represents a high potential for CO2 sequestration. As the most promising form of biocharapplication, the combination of biocharand biowastehas emerged for joint composting. During composting, biocharadditions can reduce methane, ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions.

Resources and processes
Input:
The results of the material flow analysis show that the zoo has a high throughput of organic materials. In total, 4,860 tons of waste per year are produced at the zoo. In terms of volume, the largest amount of manure is 3,000 tons, followed by 1,600 tons of foliage
Output: biochar, reduce methane, ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions
Partners
  • FU Berlin,
  • Tierpark,
  • Botanischer Garten
  • Berlin SenUVK
  • Focus
    bio-waste, nutrients
  • Date
    2016-2020
  • Industry
    Agriculture, Energy
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