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Biochar for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESG and Sustainability

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Biochar is being increasingly used for the enhancement of soil fertility and quality, removal of various environmental contaminants, and carbon sequestration. Moreover, recent research focusing on biochar has heightened interest in a wide range of applications in the fields of engineering, health care, and life sciences. These studies have enhanced the commercial potential of biochar. The special issue is intended to bring together academia and industry to share knowledge and experiences and to showcase innovations and achievements.

The biochar undergoes a paradigm shift toward the development of the next generation of biochar applications with more attention to enhancing the biochar global market; carbon neutrality; and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. 

This special issue will focus on novel applications of biochar and will provide a unique platform for sharing knowledge on all aspects of biochar among a broad international scientific community, policy makers, and industrial personnel.

Leader Guest Editor: Yong Sik Ok(Korea University, Korea,

Guest Editors:

SDG programme

  1. In order to identify the key antioxidant defense systems used to cope with high-temperature stress in rice leaf chloroplasts following biochar supplementation, the present study compared the expression levels ...

    Authors: Min Huang, Xiaohong Yin, Jiana Chen and Fangbo Cao
    Citation: Applied Biological Chemistry 2024 67:57
  2. Biochar, with its potential to enhance soil fertility, sequester carbon, boost crop yields and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offers a solution. Addressing the challenges posed by climate change is crucial f...

    Authors: Do-Gyun Park, Hyeon-Cheol Jeong, Eun-Bin Jang, Jong-Mun Lee, Hyoung-Seok Lee, Hye-Ran Park, Sun-Il Lee, Do-Gyun Park, Eun-Bin Jang and Taek-Keun Oh
    Citation: Applied Biological Chemistry 2024 67:44
  3. The Himalayan composting toilets (CTs) offer a sustainable solution for converting human faeces (HF) into compost, supplementing the low-fertile land of the region. However, CTs face challenges such as delayed...

    Authors: Shruti Sinai Borker, Aman Thakur, Krishna Kanta Pandey, Pallavi Sharma, Vivek Manyapu, Abhishek Khatri and Rakshak Kumar
    Citation: Applied Biological Chemistry 2024 67:37
  4. The incorporation of organic amendments, such as food waste (FW) and biochar, into soil is an established agronomic practice known for enhancing soil fertility and improving overall soil health. However, the i...

    Authors: Kumuduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Piumi Amasha Withana, Yoonah Jeong, Mee Kyung Sang, Yoora Cho, Geonwook Hwang, Scott X. Chang and Yong Sik Ok
    Citation: Applied Biological Chemistry 2024 67:3