Training and consultancy

An expert panel of SBRG is involved in training the people from diverse fields at various national and international forums. Graduate students and academic researchers from Saudi Arabia itself, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, and Egypt are being benefited often. Moreover, SBRG feels pleasure to provide its consultancy to the academic researchers, industrialists and to various governments departments such as Agriculture, Food, and Drugs, Wastewater treatment and environment.

What is SBRG?

SBRG was initiated after the revolution of Biochar to lead the research of Biochar by exploring its potential implications specifically in dry and semi-dry lands, and alkaline soils.

SBRG research team includes national and international professional researchers, professors, and students. SBRG is working on multi-disciplinary aspects of pyrolysis, biochar production, materials engineering/designing, environmental (soil and water) pollution remediation, and climate change mitigation.

focus of research

SBRG focuses on pyrolysing various organic waste materials and biomass, such as agricultural wastes, domestic waste, garden waste, forest waste, food waste and some industrial wastes. Due to a large number of date palm farms, a huge amount of date palm tree waste is being generated due to trimming, thinning, diseases and other farm practices, which is not only a source of surface pollution but also provides habitat for various pathogens. SBRG playing its part in reducing this waste into valuable products such as biochar and its composites, that are being used for environmental decontamination and as amendments in contaminated soils to boost up crop yields. SBRG is also engineering and designing novel biochar based materials and nanocomposites for efficient environmental and climatic implications.

LABoratory TO FARM strategy

SBRG is not limited solely to the laboratory research. It believes in applied research with for the benefit of human, animal, and plant ecosystem. SBRG is working in the laboratory, and the research products are being employed in open fields, farms, tunnels, and greenhouses. SBRG is trying to apply research outputs in water treatments, soil and sediments decontamination, enhancing crop yield in contaminated and degraded lands, for climate change mitigation, for energy conservation processes, and in fertilizer, industries to formulate slow releases coated fertilizers. 

What is Biochar ?

Solid material obtained from thermochemical conversion of biomass in an oxygen-limited environment. Biochar can be used for a range of applications as an agent for soil improvement, improved resource use efficiency, remediation and/or protection against particular environmental pollution and as an avenue for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. In addition, to be recognized as biochar, the material has to pass a number of material property definitions that relate both to its value (e.g., H/C ratios relate to the degree of charring and therefore mineralization in soil) and its safety (e.g., heavy metal content).