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By: Tom Miles

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils

By: Robert Mills


IBI Press Release: Update from COP22

By: Johannes Lehmann

The interest in agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and specifically the role of soils seems to increase at this year’s UN climate convention in Marrakech compared to Paris a year ago.

While soils were explicitly excluded in early iterations of UN climate agreements, they were at least implicitly allowed as part of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the Paris agreement. But the Paris accord does not mention the word agriculture or soil anywhere.

Deadline extension/Call for abstracts: 1st International ABWET conference: Waste-to-Bioenergy: Applications to Urban Areas (Paris, France)

By: Kathleen Draper
You are invited to submit an abstract to contribute to the 1st International ABWET conference : Waste-to-Bioenergy : Applications to Urban Areas that will be held January 19-20, 2017 in Champs-sur-Marne (sub-urb of Paris) (France). The deadline to submit your abstract is November 15, 2016. For further info see

IBI Press Release: Biochar for Carbon Removal from the Atmosphere

By: Robert Mills

 October 21 2016 PRESS RELEASE from the International Biochar Initiative

Biochar for Carbon Removal from the Atmosphere

By: Johannes Lehmann

In the October 21 issue of Nature Communications Woolf et al demonstrate that biochar could play an important role in removal of carbon from the atmosphere, which is increasingly recognized at essential to meeting global climate targets.  Woolf compared biochar-bioenergy systems with bioenergy alone and gasification-based bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BECCS. In its 2014 report, IPCC flags BECCS as the only major land-based approach expected to draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Webinar: Implementing Real-World Forestry Adaptation Solutions

By: Robert Mills
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / 9:00 am – 10:30 am CST
Phone line: 888-844-9904 Access Code: 3270392

Researcher Launches Crowdfunding Project to Study Restoration Potential of Biochar

By: Robert Mills

Lutchmee Sujeeun recently graduated from the Forest Conservation program at the University of Toronto. Sujeen has worked with supervisor Sean Thomas for the past two years doing research on the restoration potential of biochar.

3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2016) Korea, Oct 19 -23, 2016

By: Robert Mills

Registration for the Asia Pacific Biochar Conference 2016 (APBC 2016) is now open. Please register for the conference using the on-line system ( Early-registration rates apply if you register from June 15 to July 31, 2016. Authors need to register before July 31, 2016. Contributions for which there is no fully registered author will be withdrawn after that date.

Biochar: A regional supply chain approach in view of climate change mitigation (Book Preview)

By: Robert Mills
A new book, "Bochar: A regional supply chain approach in view of climate change mitigation," is expected to be available in Oct. 2016. Viktor Bruckman is the editor. 
For more information, see