Biochar: Solutions for Sustainable Arid Landscapes

Explore how the Saudi Biochar Research Group transforms organic waste into impactful solutions for arid environments. Let’s create a greener world together.

Saudi Biochar Research Group

SBRG was initiated in 2011 by Prof. Mohammad Al-Wabel (Department of Soil Sciences, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University Riyadh) after the revolution of Biochar to lead the research of Biochar by exploring its potential implications specifically in arid and semi-arid lands, and alkaline soils. The SBRG research team includes national and international professional researchers, professors, and students.

SBRG: Leading the Way

Unlocking the Potential of Biochar Science

At the SBRG, we’re pioneering sustainable solutions for arid regions. With a multidisciplinary approach, we transform waste into valuable biochar, combating pollution, enhancing soil health, and mitigating climate change

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Leading Eco-Innovation for a Greener Tomorrow

Join us on a journey of eco-discovery. SBRG pioneers the science of biochar, repurposing organic waste into powerful environmental solutions. Together, we’re reshaping landscapes and fostering a sustainable future

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The Founder

Prof . Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Wabel

Professor of Environmental Soil chemistry, graduated from Colorado State University,
USA. Has extensive experience in research relating to the environment such as Soil, Plant nutrients, Biochar, Water Pollution, Wastewater reclamation, Waste management, Climate Change and Mitigation, Sustainability of natural resources and management, and new material synthesizing and applications.

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Biochar Successful impact

  • Date palm biochar showed reduced metal concentration in plants and increased wheat growth by more than 70%
  • Applying olive mill waste derived biochar increased the Ammonium Acetate (NH4OAc)-extractable K by 9- fold
  • Date palm leaflets biochar increased lettuce growth 51%, and dry biomass by 114%
  • Date palm-derived Biochar was enriched with P increased maize growth by 2-3 fold in contaminated mining area soil

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