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Announcing our January IBI Webinar Series Speaker: Dr. David Laird of Iowa State University

12/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

January 2016 IBI Webinar Series Event: Dr. David Laird presents “Frontiers in Biochar Science"

2015: A Year in Review for IBI

12/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

ShivaAs IBI's General Manager, Im pleased to share a recap of our work over the last year. Its been another very impactful year, a busy year, and a year full of transitions for us as an organization.

A Message from Dr. Johannes Lehmann

12/22/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Dear IBI Membership,

IBI is currently funded solely by members and without your support, IBI will be unable to continue to deliver the content, research and biochar updates you came to enjoy in the past.

Support the distribution of relief kits (Servals Stoves) to flood victims in Southern India

12/21/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Servals India is fundraising to distribute 1470 relief kits in two phases to volunteer groups involved in relief and rehabilitation efforts. For more information, please see https://milaap.org/campaigns/servals-chennai-relief or contact Sujatha Srinivasan at sujatha@servals.in

Support PhD research on biochar in Bangladesh

12/21/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Nigel Gale is a PhD student at the University of Toronto investigating plant growth and physiological responses to biochar. He has successfully crowdfunded for a biochar experiment in Bangladesh this summer (read more at https://experiment.com/projects/combating-climate-change-with-biochar-in...). He is looking for additional support to hire research assistants for this work--with crowdfunding, you can support at any level.

 

The Canadian Government Approves the Use of Biochar in Soil

12/18/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Just announced: The Canadian Government through its regulating agency, Canadian Food & Inspection Agency (CFIA), has approved the use of biochar in soil. This development is the result of two years of concerted work from organizations such as the Alberta Biochar Initiative (ABI), AirTerra, and other provincial biochar proponents to gain CFIA approval.

Pennsylvania's Draft 2015 Climate Change Action Plan includes Biochar

12/18/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The KARR Group Renews their IBI Biochar Certification

12/17/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

KARRWe are pleased to announce that the KARR Group has received a renewal of their IBI certification for their biochar product, KGC Standard, under the IBI Biochar Certification Program.

The presentation of Jim Diebold (Community Power Corporation) from the IBI Webinar Series is now posted

12/15/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

JimMany of you have been asking to hear from a biochar producer—and this month, we brought one to you!  IBI welcomed Jim Diebold of Community Power Corporation, to discuss his autonomous, air-blown, continuously operating, downdraft gasifier system that produces an IBI Certified Biochar from waste walnut shells, meeting all of the requirements of the IBI Certification Program Guidelines, Version

IBI publishes a new white paper for members: Biochar for Mitigation of Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture

12/08/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

This white paper, Biochar for Mitigation of Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture, focusses on the impact that the application of biochar has on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soil. Since 2009, there has been a strong interest in utilizing biochar for either mitigating emissions of N2O, or increasing soil consumption of CH4. In a recent analysis using 56 published articles (including field, glasshouse, and incubation experiments), N2O emissions were on average found to be lowered by 49% following biochar amendments.