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Biochar Conferences

Upcoming local, regional and national conferences are listed on the IBI website Calendar or see below. Please send us information if you are planning a conference.

Upcoming Biochar Conferences

The following is a list of upcoming Biochar conferences.

  • The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) Stockholm, Sweden, June 12-25, 2017, is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.

    The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth.

    The EUBCE will host a dynamic international Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and bringing scientists, technologists and key players together with leading Biomass industries and organizations. See

  • First Annual West Virginia Biochar Showcase, Moorefield, WV. Friday, July 14, 2017, Eastern WV Community and Technical College, Biochar Education Initiative
  • Biochar and Slow-Sand Biofiltration For Potable Water, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, August 1-2, 2017. In this 3-day intensive course, participants will delve into theory and practical application of biochar adsorption for organic chemical contaminants – a growing concern in developing communities around the globe – and slow-sand filtration for biological water contaminants – the leading cause of water related illness and death in the world. Students will produce and process biochar and sand filtration media and install a full-scale 300 liter/day integrated treatment system in a local community.

    The course is presented by Caminos de Agua ( and Aqueous Solutions (

  • Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference, Tweed Australia, August 10-12, 2017.  The aims and objectives of ANZBC17 are to bring together Scientists & Growers to bridge the gap between fundamental science, applied science & commercial applications, to unite the various Biochar groups from each State in Australia & New Zealand, to showcase the very latest technology to match the biomass source, value added bio-products, methods of applications and scientific results and commercial trial methods and results.  Conference themes include: Technology & Production for matching sustainable biomass sources; biomass sources; Value added Bio-Products; Applied Science (Discoveries & Results); Commercial Applications (Methods & Results).  Additional info can be found at: and
  • Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications, Alba, Italy, August 20-25, 2017. it is imperative to review the existing knowledge as well as to stimulate research and development activities to bring clarity to this field, ranging from feedstock selection and properties, to production and upgrading processes, from identification of applications to economics, from characterization to products standardization and policies. The conference aims to create a forum where the current knowledge as well as the future directions are openly reviewed and discussed. (preliminary program)
  • 2017 International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 20-25, 2017. The meeting will be held on campus at Portland State University. This meeting attracts scientists and alliled industries from all overthe wold toshare knowledge in the fields of soilless subsctrates, crop production,an compost utilization. Topics to be covered will includ culivation of plants in soilless substrates and hydroponics, charatericzation of soilless substrates and composts, new technologies for compost production and characterizatin, and novel uses of compost in plant production. Vist the Oregon Garden, innovative greenhouse and bursery growers, and premier bark andcopost producers in the region.
  • 3rd Annual Conference of the Biochar Initiative of Nigeria (BIN),  University of Ibadan, Nigeria, September 11-15, 2017.
  • 2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Nanjing, China.October 15October 1 The China Soil Microbiome Initiative (CSMI) and Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) are pleased to announce the second Global Soil Biodiversity Conference (GSBC2).GSBC2 is centered on the theme, Integrating Soil Biodiversity with Global Sustainability, and offers an exceptionally exciting program ranging from topics involving soil biodiversity and global issues on sustainability. A special biochar session has been organized.
  • Biocycle REFOR17 Call for Papers, Portland, Oregon, USA.October 16October 19, 2017.  Biocycle's 17th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling (REFOR) will take a deep dive into the critical steps to accelerate development of anaerobic digestion facilities in North America. It is also the offical conference of the American Biogas Council and partnering with the Northwest Biosolids Management Association’s annual Biofest Conference. Biocycle requests that abstracts related to systems and technologies focus on their utilization at operating facilities. Abstracts of 250 words or less can be submitted at The call for Papers closes July 15, 2017
  • 2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Biochar Community Meeting, Tampa, Florida October 22-25, 2017 Dr. Gilbert C. Sigua, 2017 Chair, ASA Biochar Community/. 2017 annual meeting of the Tri-Societies – Agronomy Society of America-Crop Science Society-Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) in Tampa, Florida, as well as the annual "show me the science" gathering of the ASA Biochar Community members. Registration /
  • 2nd China-Asia Workshop on Biochar Production and Application for Green Agriculture-from Technology to Viable Systems, November 18-21, 2017 Hosted by the Institute of Resource, Ecosystem and Environment of Agriculture, Biomass & Biochar Green Technology Center, Nanjing Agricultural University.
  • 8th International Congress on Biofuels, Bioenergy & Bioeconomy, December 4-5, 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  This an annual Cognress hosting presentations for more than 30 countries and 100 organizations. Email / Tel: 702-508-5200