BlackGreen - North-Karelia Biochar Programme

01.11.2020 - 28.02.2023
Project is funded by European regional development fund (ERDF). The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland , Natural Resources Institute Finland (coordinator), Karelia University of Applied Sciences and Business Joensuu.

Frank Berninger

Professor , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

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...

Niko Kinnunen

Grant-Funded Researcher, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Urban Biochar Filter for Stormwaters

01.01.2022 - 30.06.2023
We are developing a novel solution to treat storm and melt water (= run-off water) in constructed and paved urban areas such as city centers, industrial areas, and landfills. Our solution utilizes biochar as a filter element and its performance is monitored by water quality sensors. Circular econ...