Biochar for Plant Growth Promotion
Plant Health AnalysisRelevant analyses that we can undertake to see the effect of biochar supplementation on plant health include: pigments (highly dependent on the nutrient uptake efficiency of the plant), leaf lamella size, and nutrient uptake. We can also perform stomata count, if the leaf type allows such analysis (which can be correlated to water stress resistance)
Soil Biology AnalysisSoil biology analysis can include: soil respiration test, bacterial count, fungal count (fungi to bacteria ratio), and soil enzymes (C-degrading, N mineralisation and P solubilisation enzymes).
Our Biomass Detective! Designs, tests, optimizes and validates robust analytical methods for properties of relevance to the various biochar market applications.
A serial innovator managing multiple projects. Has particular expertise related to the upgrading of biochar and on the assessment of its impact on plant productivity and soil health.
Has taken a major role in developing Celignis's capabilities for biochar analysis and project development. His thesis covered the evaluation of high value applications for high-carbon materials.