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Biochar - Productive Technologies, Properties and Application

Mattia Bartoli

Polytechnic University of Turin

A cutting-edge researcher in waste-to-value technologies for application in drop-in fuels, green chemicals, and material science. Dr. Bartoli is a member of the Italian Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, and American Carbon Society.


Mauro Giorcelli

Polytechnic University of Turin

Alberto Tagliaferro

Polytechnic University of Turin


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Biochar is the solid residue that is recovered after the thermal cracking of biomasses in an
oxygen-free atmosphere. Biochar has been used for many years as a soil amendment and in general soil applications. Nonetheless, biochar is far more than a mere soil amendment. In this review, we report all the applications of biochar including environmental remediation, energy storage, composites, and catalyst production. In this book, we intend to collect contributions from worldwide experts in the field of biochar production and utilization providing a general overview of the recent uses of biochar in material science, thus presenting this cheap and waste-derived material as a high value-added carbonaceous source. Furthermore, we are aiming to give readers a handy and effective tool to easily understand how this field is interesting and diverse. It is a goal that this book could be easily used by any reader with a strong scientific background ranging from scientific company advisors to academic members. Nonetheless, students enrolled in scientific undergraduate and graduate programs could be consulted to this text for any further and deeper investigation. In the end, we intend to propose a very high scientific content book that could represent the reference text for any consideration and future study about biochar for the next years.

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Date completed: February 10th 2022

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Mattia Bartoli

Polytechnic University of Turin

Dr. Mattia Bartoli has always performed at the highest levels throughout his education and training, as proved by research outputs with several published peer-reviewed papers in top international journals. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Bartoli moved to the Biorefinery Conversion Network, University of Alberta, Canada, where he contributed to developing new materials and new technologies. In 2018, he joined the Carbon Group, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, where he studied both the production and use of carbon from thermochemical conversion of waste streams for material science applications. Since 2021, Dr. Bartoli has been working on CO2 electrochemical and thermochemical conversion at the Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT@POLITO). He is also a member of several journal editorial boards and international societies.

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