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American Association of Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) approves a definition of biochar for labelling

03/03/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The American Association of Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) recently approved an official definition of biochar for labelling. It applies to registration, labelling and product claims in all US states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. AAPFCO also liaisons with ISO for international standards. 

Register now for Special Topics in Water Supply & Treatment for Developing Communities: An Intensive Participatory Workshop

03/02/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

CAMINOS DE AGUA and AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS present

Special Topics in Water Supply & Treatment for Developing Communities: An Intensive Participatory Workshop

|| Key Concepts + Hands-On Practicum ||

When: July 25 – 31, 2016
Where: Via Organica Ranch, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

New IBI White Paper for Members: Potential Effects of Biochars on the Efficacy of Pesticides

02/26/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

We are pleased to offer our members a new white paper entitled Potential Effects of Biochars on the Efficacy of Pesticides written by R.S. Kookana and E.R. Graber and reviewed by M. Camps Arbestain, S. Sohi, and J. Lehmann. This short white paper highlights that the aromatic chemical structure, micro-porosity, high specific surface areas (SSA), and chemical functionality of the surfaces of many biochars contribute to ready sorption of many pesticides.

Get 20% off new biochar book: Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice (IBI Members can read Chapter 1 free of charge)

02/25/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice, edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser is now available for purchase by the publisher who is offering 20% off the book (print version only) using the code DC365; more information is available at http://bit.ly/20USBys.

Announcing the Africa Biochar Partnership – ABP – will be launched during the International Workshop “Biochar Systems for Africa”

02/22/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The “Biochar Plus” project announces the launch of the “Africa Biochar Partnership – ABP”, an open continental platform for advancing Biochar Systems in Africa. The ABP will be presented on March 1st in Nairobi (Kenya), on the occasion of the International Workshop “Biochar Systems for Africa”, organized in collaboration with “Biochar for Sustainable Soils” project.

The “Biochar Systems for Africa” International Workshop pursues the following main objectives:

Submit an abstract to the Biochar Workshop at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2016), Singapore: Due March 15

02/03/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

22 July 2016, 1330-1600, National University of Singapore

The 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2016) will take place in Singapore from 19th to 22nd July 2016, hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The closing date for SET2016 abstracts is 15 March. You can see the full workshop program by clicking on the following link: http://set2016.chbe.nus.edu.sg/workshop_on_biochar.pdf
 

Submit an abstract to the 3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (Korea October 2016): submission deadline March 31

02/03/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2016)

IBI Welcomes Three New Board Members

02/01/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

IBI is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Brown, Ms. Kathleen Draper, and Dr. Genxing Pan have joined the IBI Board of Directors for three year appointments. We thank Dr. Marta Camps, Mr. John Lewis and Mr. Warwick Manfrinato for their service as they completed their appointments at the end of 2015.

COP 21 Report from IBI Board Members: A Synopsis on Opportunities for Biochar

01/19/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

In December 2015, delegates from around the world met in Paris, France for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to draft and agreed to a new international agreement on climate change. The text coming out of the meeting is available in full; an excellent snapshot of outcomes is available here.

Vote for Sonnenerde as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award

01/18/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

With their work on biochar and carbon credits, Sonnenerde has been nominated as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award. If we they win, it's a great international platform for biochar. Please consider voting for Sonnenerde in this competition at http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/the-award-for-enviro...