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Support clean cooking by contributing to Servals India cookstoves project

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Servals has been working in India to implement clean cookstoves and is now asking for community support to raise funds to  provide cookstoves to 100 families in a village in Tamil Nadu, India based on their working business model for charcoal stoves.

IBI Publishes 2014 - 2015 Annual Report

By: Thayer Tomlinson

IBI is pleased to publish our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report which highlights accomplishments during our fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. We especially thank all our members and supporters who have contributed to our work this year.

One week trial for in farm biochar production set for 7 - 11 September in South Australia

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Earth Systems Australia is assisting the "Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Association " run a 1 week trial for in farm biochar production from various local woody biomass species. In particular they are processing oil mallee, which has been planted in the South Australia as part of previous failed projects, and they are now looking for a new home and biochar is a potential solution.

Announcing an Upcoming Workshop on Biochar and Water Treatment in Thailand in January 2016

By: Thayer Tomlinson

AQ imageThe training course: Low Cost Water Treatment with Biochar: 10 Day Intensive Training Course for Practitioners will take place January 3 – 12, 2016 in Pun Pun Centre for Self Reliance, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

Bioenergy Development LLC (and partners) is looking for a leading California University to participate in biochar testing

By: Thayer Tomlinson

BioEnergy Development, LLC is organizing an effort to establish biochar testing standards (using biochar for agricultural application) for the State of California (United States). They are working with the USDA-ARS Federal Labs under the direction of Dr. Jeff Novak (soil scientist and one of the world’s leading experts on biochar).

September IBI Webinar Series: Dr. Hailong Wang presents “Using biochar for reducing the bioavailability of heavy metals in contaminated soils"

By: Thayer Tomlinson

HailongIBI is proud to welcome Dr. Hailong Wang of Zhejiang A & F University in China for our September IBI Webinar Series event.  Dr. Wang will discuss how the contamination of soil with heavy metals is a concern in many parts of the world because of its potentially adverse effect on the ecosystem health and food safety. Typically, biochar is an alkaline material and has a large surface area.

August 21: Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center Educational Webcast Series: Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar Part 2

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center Educational Webcast Series
Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar
August 21, 2015
2:30 pm (eastern), 1:30 pm (central), 12:30 pm (mountain), 11:30 am (pacific)

Attend the Byron Bioenergy Conference (Tyagarah, NSW, Australia) Sept 12 and 13

By: Thayer Tomlinson

The Byron Bioenergy Conference will cover topics on Biomass, Bioenergy and By-Products. The Conference aims to introduce Property Owners, Farmers, Councils and other Industries with Biomass to be thermally recovered via the Bioenergy Process. This is for better Financial, Environmental and Social outcomes.

Read Issue 1 of the British Biochar Newsletter

By: Thayer Tomlinson

August 2015: Welcome to  the  first edition of the British Biochar Foundation’s newsletter-British Biochar News. The content includes stories on the Kon-Tiki Kiln, Exeter Retort, CarbonCatcher, and information on the British Biochar Foundation Directory. To read the newsletter, please see


Submit an Abstract to the Joint International Biochar Symposium 2015, Geisenheim, Germany (due August 2, 2015)

By: Thayer Tomlinson

Photo courtesy of: Jan Schindler
The Joint International Biochar Symposium 2015: Understanding Biochar Mechanisms for Practical Implementation

landSeptember 28 - 30th, 2015 in Geisenheim, Germany
Final EU-COST Action "Biochar" & 76. ANS e.V. Symposium