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

By: Thayer Tomlinson

By Myles Gray, Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University

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

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

Green light for biochar in Italy

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

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.

EUBCE 2016: Submit your abstract by 30th October 2015

By: Thayer Tomlinson

The Scientific and Industry Committees remind you to submit abstracts with your latest research results to the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.

Start planning your abstract submissions and become part of the technical programme and join the global biomass community!
Mark the submission deadline of 30 October 2015; more information is available at

Contributions are welcome on all aspects of biomass and their role in present and future energy systems.

Register by Oct 30 for a 10-day intensive training course in water treatment using biochar by Aqueous Solutions

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Aqueous Solutions is offering a 10-day intensive training course in water treatment using biochar. The workshop will take place from January 3-12 2016, and will be held at Pun Pun Centre for Self Reliance, located in northern Thailand.

The Biochar Community Loses a Pioneer in Terra Preta Studies with the Passing of Dr. William Woods

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Dr. WoodsAnyone who had the opportunity to hear Dr. William “Bill” Woods present on terra preta research was in for a treat—Dr. Woods was an excellent and enthusiastic speaker mapping out the origins and current study of anthropogenic soils in Belgium and Amazonia. Starting in the 1990s, Dr. Woods published some of the most cited texts on terra preta soils and continued this research throughout his career.

Announcing our October IBI Webinar Series Speaker: Dr. Stephen Joseph will present “Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed. Case studies in China and Australia"

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Upcoming October Presentation: Dr. Stephen Joseph presents “Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed. Case studies in China and Australia"

Community Power Corporation receives IBI certification for BioMax Walnut-Shell Biochar

By: Thayer Tomlinson

CPCIBI is pleased to announce that Community Power Corporation has received IBI certification for their biochar product, BioMax Walnut-Shell Biochar, under the IBI Biochar Certification Program.

Stockholm Vatten AB invites Pyrolysis Plant sellers to submit a tender

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Stockholm Vatten AB invites suppliers to submit  tenders for the purchase and delivery of a pyrolysis plant that can produce heat and certified biochar in compliance with European Biochar Certificate (EBC) from park and garden waste. The heat shall be able to be distributed through a district heating network. The pyrolysis plant is scheduled to be in operation in Q1 2016. The tenderers shall use electronic tendering via the tender system Visma TendSign; to register and continue please see