Innovative water protection methods

01.06.2018 - 01.03.2022
Group has two ongoing research projects:

+ Biochar, circular economy and water protection in forestry, Marjatta and Eino Kolli Foundation, 2018-2020 (PI Marjo Palviainen, UH)

+ Biochar - a new water protection method for acid sulphate soils, Maa- ja vesitekni...

Ari Laurén

Associate Professor , School of Forest Sciences

Taija Saarela

Early Stage Researcher , Biogeochemistry Research Group

Frank Berninger

Professor , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Biogeochemistry research group

Biogeochemistry research group (BGC) focuses on studying the effects of climate change and land-use change on the biogeochemical cycles and on dynamics of gases important in the atmosphere. The conducted research spans various scales from molecules to ecosystems to landscape.


Our team aim to find new solutions to utilize various biomasses. We do chemical and antimicrobial characterization for biorefining products, such as bio oils from thermal conversion processes.