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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar Analytical Methods

Mon, 03/06/2017
Brian Schorr

March 27, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00 pm ET

The soon to be released book Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods provides procedures and guidelines for biochar characterization as well as backgrounds for the various proposed analytical techniques and procedures.  Dr. Balwant Singh is one of the lead editors for this book and will highlight some of the most useful information from his book including the proper way to obtain biochar samples and a selection of analytical techniques.  He will address proximate & elemental analysis, as well as testing of pH ,electrical conductivity, liming potential, and cation exchange capacity.  Thiswebinar will be of interest to biochar producers, researchers, labortories and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow Dr. Singh's presentation.  Questions may be submitted before or during the event.

IBI members are eligible for a 20% discount on Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods.  IBI Members may use the Promo Code on the IBI Members' Only page.


Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00pm ET

Members and non-members alike may download a copy of the webinar.  See 'Cost' below for details on how to access it.


Free to IBI Members and available via the Members' Only website or $40 for non-members

To Register?

IBI Members Log into the Members' Only website by clicking here and entering your username and password. (go to the 'Upcoming Webinars' section.)
Non-IBI Members may pay and access the webinar by clicking here.

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.  Your event link will be emailed to you after a successful registration.

Moderator: Kathlen Draper

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI's Information Hub.  She is also the U.S. Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence.  The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world.  She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute.  Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste.  She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book "Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger."

Presenter: Dr.  Balwant Singh

Dr. Balwant Singh is a Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  He is the current Chair of the Soil Minerology Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences and a Councilor of the Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Argiles (AIPEA) and the Clay Mineral Society.  Dr. Singh is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Soil Research and an Associate Editor for three other journals.

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What questionsdo you have about biochar quality and use?  Pease send your questions by March 23rd to  For more information or if you have any questions about registration, please email Vera Medici at

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