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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

Announcing the 9th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo (Charlotte, NC, USA)

10/15/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The 9th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place April 11-14, 2016, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased power, thermal energy, fuels and chemicals. For more conference information, see www.biomassconference.com.

Green light for biochar in Italy

10/09/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has recently approved the inclusion of biochar in the list of soil amendments allowed in Italian agriculture and published the technical specifications on the Gazzetta Ufficiale, Serie Generale n° 186 del 12-8-2015.

South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership and Wilson Biochar Associates Announce New Biochar Grant and White Paper on Biochar and Forests

10/07/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Tiller, Oregon – October 6, 2015.  South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership (SURCP) has received a grant award from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of $75,000 through the NRCS statewide Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program.