Football pitches

Why use biochar in football pitches?

Biochar's water-holding and nutrient retention properties attract the grass roots. This results in a deeper and more branching root system and thus grass surfaces that are less susceptible to wear. A grass pitch where biochar has been added is therefore considerably more durable than a conventional grass surface.

WHAT WE DO IN THE PROJECT REST TILL BÄST

Thus far, there are no grass pitches in Sweden where biochar has been added. However, experiments have been carried out on a small scale with biochar in different types of grass surfaces, and a soil composition suitable for grass pitches has been identified. Within Rest till Bäst, these small-scale experiments will be further developed and a commercial pilot facility in the form of a football pitch with biochar in the sand filter will be established and evaluated.

COMMITTED PROJECT PARTNERS

CONTACT

Markus Paulsson
markus.paulsson@lund.se
+46 (0) 46-359 53 36
City of Lund, City Office
221 00 Lund, Sweden

REST TILL BÄST

Rest till Bäst is a Vinnova-funded project whose purpose is to develop solutions for managing society’s organic residues and create a much needed beneficial product, while at the same time minimising environmental and climate impact.