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Submit an abstract to EGU 2016: SSS5.8: Future challenges in biochar research (Vienna, Austria) deadline Feb 13, 2016

12/02/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 to be held in Vienna 17–22 April will have the following biochar-specific session: SSS5.8: Future challenges in biochar research

Submit an abstract to present by February 13, 2016

The Biochar Journal Posts 2 New Articles on Biochar

12/01/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The Biochar Journal, which is known for its innovative research and journalism on biochar, has just published two new articles higlighting bone-char in New York City and the question of using weight or volume to measure biochar:

Upcoming December 2015 IBI Webinar Presentation: Jim Diebold presents “IBI Certified Biochar Production by Community Power Corporation in California"

11/29/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Many of you have been asking to hear from a biochar producer—and this month, we are excited to bring one to you!  IBI welcomes Jim Diebold of Community Power Corporation, for our December IBI Webinar Series event. Mr. Diebold will 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 2.0.

IBI publishes Versions 2.1 of the IBI Biochar Standards and the IBI Biochar Certification Program Manual

11/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

On November 23, 2015, IBI published Versions 2.1 of the IBI Biochar Standards and of the IBI Biochar Certification Program Manual in order to ensure the continuous improvement of both documents. The IBI Biochar Standards—which provide a framework for determining what biochar is and what it is not, and for demonstrating the safety and efficacy of its use as a soil amendment—are the backbone of the IBI Biochar Certification Program, whose program requirements are laid out in the Program Manual.

Just posted: Mr. Myles Gray's presentation on Biochar for Stormwater Treatment as part of IBI's Webinar Series

11/17/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

On November 17, 2015, Mr. Myles Gray presented Biochar for Stormwater Treatment: Technology Overview and Case Study Review as part of IBI's Webinar Series.  Mr. Gray discussed how biochar-based filtration is an emerging stormwater treatment approach and has generated significant interest among stormwater professionals, particularly for removal of dissolved contaminants including heavy metals.

Save the Date for Biochar 2016: The Synergy of Science and Industry (August 2016, Corvalis, OR, US)

11/16/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Biochar 2016: The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy

November IBI Webinar Series Event: Myles Gray presents “Biochar for Stormwater Treatment: Technology Overview and Case Study Review”

10/30/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Are you interested in learning about the process and effectiveness of treating stormwater with biochar? If so, this webinar is for you! IBI welcomes Myles Gray, Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University, for our November IBI Webinar Series event. Mr.

Deadline extended to November 6 for IBI's 2015 Survey of Biochar Businesses

10/28/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Watch Dr. Stephen Joseph's presentation on Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed. Case studies in China and Australia

10/28/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

SJOn October 27, as part of IBI's Webinar Series, Dr. Stephen Joseph presented “Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed. Case studies in China and Australia". Dr.

Innovative Stormwater Treatment Using Biochar: Update on the Port of Townsend (WA) Project

10/19/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

By Myles Gray, Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University