The University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (located on the Waite Campus, Urrbrae Australia) focuses its research on the characterization of biochar, in particular using NMR spectroscopy. The staff is two individuals.
A recent publication includes: Chemical and structural properties of carbonaceous products obtained by pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonisation of corn stover, Fuertes, A. B., Camps Arbestain M., Sevilla M., Macia-Agullo J. A., Fiol S., Lopez R., Smernik R. J., Aitkenhead W. P., Arce F., and Macias F. , Australian Journal of Soil Research, Volume 48, p.618-626, (2010).
For more information on the program contact Ron Smernik
For more information on the University, please see: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/.