Aravind Surapaneni (left) and Isobel Decru (right) on-site at one of South East Water’s water recycling plants.

Next-generation biochar technology inspiring young professionals

South East Water is working with several research partners to pilot new technologies that transform biosolids into biochar. Early trials indicate this process can also remove pathogens, contaminants, and microplastics that may be present in biosolids. Isobel Decru, a Research Officer at South East Water, has been involved in this work as a young professional in the water industry. Read More
Award winner Ibrahim Gbolahan Hakeem has been studying the recovery of heavy metals from biosolids and their impacts on creating biochar through pyrolysis. How can he help the water industry improve using his research?

Reducing contamination in biochar

Award winner Ibrahim Gbolahan Hakeem has been studying the recovery of heavy metals from biosolids and their impacts on creating biochar through pyrolysis. How can he help the water industry improve using his research? Read More
A new program to help reduce carbon emissions by converting household sewage and green waste into biochar, a carbon-rich material made from biomass, is to be trialled in Wangaratta. If successful, the trial could lead to a significant new facility that creates jobs for the region.

Transforming Wangaratta’s green waste into soil

A new program to help reduce carbon emissions by converting household sewage and green waste into biochar, a carbon-rich material made from biomass, is to be trialled in Wangaratta. If successful, the trial could lead to a significant new facility that creates jobs for the region. Read More