The IBI webinar series connects participants to leaders in the biochar field, from business professionals to producers to academics, who present cutting-edge information, research and updates to our IBI membership. Each participant will have an opportunity to interact live with the presenter by submitting questions during the webinar, as time permits, for real-time responses.

You must be a dues-paying member to participate in these special events at no charge. Non-members may participate for a $40 registration fee. (If you are not an IBI member and would like to join, please click here). If you are a member and are not able to attend the presentation, all presentations are posted for members to watch/listen to in the IBI Member’s only area.

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Biochar’s Debut on Blockchain Carbon Removal Markets

06/09/2020

Biochar’s Debut on Blockchain Carbon Removal Markets

June 9, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (US)

In order to limit global warming below catastrophic levels, significant emission reductions are essential but by no means sufficient. We must capture and safely store billions of tons of CO2 over the next decades. To do that we need carbon sinks. Carbon sinks are fundamentally different to emission reductions. Scalable and readily available nature-based technologies are rare but include:

  • Carbon forestry
  • Soil organic carbon
  • Biochar

Many carbon markets already exist that focused on emission reductions. However, few distinguish carbon sinks from emission reduction projects (e.g. renewable energy). In addition, existing schemes are often vague as far as the longevity of carbon sequestration. Measurability, verifiability of carbon credits is often weak and therefore may create a lack of trust. Many of the existing markets are currently oversupplied and require additionality which is relevant in the world of offsets, but not for negative emission technologies (NET). In contrast to other carbon markets, carbonfuture offers:

  • Only verifiable carbon sinks (no offsets for carbon reductions)
  • Carbon sink stability of more than 100 years
  • Guaranteed unalterable documentation and end-to-end auditability on the carbonfuture Blockchain

In the webinar co-founders Hannes Junginger and Andres Hoelzl will provide an overview of the carbonfuture platform and value chain. They will present the reward system for participants and the methodology of the underlying sink certification process for biochar.

Carbonfuture is an open platform for all participants that welcomes participation from biochar producers, brokers, end-users and those looking to neutralize their emissions.

COST: Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members.

IBI Members: Members may view the presentation slides and recording by first logging into your membership accounts then proceed to either the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ section) or return to this page for the members access link to appear.

Non-IBI Members: Non-IBI members may view the slides and webinar recording for a $40 fee here.

Hannes Junginger

Hannes gained broad professional experience in Financial Engineering and Risk Management at various financial institutions. While at EY he managed consulting and audit projects for large global banks. At carbonfuture, he passionately devotes his professional expertise to climate protection.

Andreas Hoelzl
Trained as a Geologist, Andreas studied climate throughout geological timescales. He is the co-owner of one of the first zero emission houses in Germany. As part of his decade long work experience in the Software industry, he co-founded an award-winning travel app that was acquired by Apple. Living and working in Silicon Valley, he is connected throughout the tech and social impact scene.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator

Kathleen is the Board Chair of the International Biochar Initiative. She is also the US 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. In 2020 she helped launch C-interest, a start-up focused on creating biochar based composite materials. 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar Use in Asphalt

05/13/2020

Biochar Use in Asphalt

May 13, 2020 – 9:00 – 10:30 am ET (US)

Tens of thousands of kilometers of roads are built or rebuilt around the planet every year. For the past six years, road building company CarbonCor, has been piloting the use of different types of biochar in roads built in Malaysia, Thailand and most recently in Australia. They have developed road building materials that can sink up to 30 tons of biochar into 1 kilometer of road. At these rates, asphalt could potentially be a larger market for biochar than soils!

Beyond safely storing carbon for the foreseeable future, roads built using biochar are stronger, cheaper and can be built faster. This webinar will outline the environmental and economic benefits of using biochar inn CarbonCor’s environmentally friendly cold asphalt premix. CarbonCor’s Andre van Zyl has been building roads for decades; he will discuss the use of biochar to stabilize soils for roads as well as in the asphalt itself.

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members.

To Register:

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the slides and webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members access link to appear. Non-IBI members may register here to receive access to the slides and recording for a $40 fee.

Andre van Zyl

Andre Van Zyl graduated in 1986 as a Chemical Engineer from the Vaal University of Technology in South Africa. He has substantial experience in process plant design and implementation for the steel, water treatment, mineral processing and mining industry in Africa, Asia and South America. For the past 15 years he has focused substantially and has acquired specialized knowledge and skills in road surfacing technology especially in the development and manufacturing and installation of environmentally friendly emulsified cold road premix material for new urban and remote infrastructure development areas. During the last 4 years, he has been instrumental in the further development and re-design of the Carboncor Technology to suite specific climatic, geotechnical and soil conditions as viable and cost-effective road products in the ASIA region.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator
Kathleen is IBI’s Chair of the Board of Directors. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth”.

For more information:

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USFS Webinar: Biochar Production Technologies

04/14/2020

The U.S. Forest Service, within the Department of Agriculture, is sponsoring “Biochar: What is it?” as part of its monthly biochar webinar series.

What will you learn?

This webinar will cover information on biochar related to slash pile building, on-site conversion (including small mobile units), bioenergy facilities, saw mills, compost facilities and more. This webinar is the second presentation in an 11-part monthly webinar series created by the USDA Forest Service. . learn more here…

PRESENTATION SLIDES

Presenters/Authors:

Tom Miles, US Biochar Initiative

Session Details:

April 14, 2020 11:00 am US/Eastern   Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)

*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

This webinar will be recorded and posted back to the Webinar Portal for on-demand viewing within a week. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars when applicable.

Who should participate?

  • Foresters
  • Natural Resource Professionals

IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar and Forestry

03/24/2020

Biochar and Forestry

March 24, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (US)

Woody debris is a prime feedstock that is often available for biochar in forested regions. Based in the Pacific Northwest USA, where abundant forestry residues are often burned for disposal, biochar consultant Kelpie Wilson has had the opportunity to experiment with different methods of making and using biochar from forestry and tree residues.

In this webinar, she will report on results from the field and provide economic and climate impact analysis of various biochar production opportunities using woody debris that she has analyzed for many clients including state and federal agencies, watershed councils, environmental groups and private companies.

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Non-members may access the webinar and slides for a $40 fee by registering here.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members access link to appear. 

Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates

Kelpie Wilson is a writer and a mechanical engineer with a passion for wild nature and renewable energy. Throughout the 1990s, Kelpie was a forest protection advocate with the Siskiyou Regional Education Project, located in rural Oregon, where she lives off-grid and grows a large organic garden. She then turned to environmental journalism, where she learned about biochar. From 2008 to 2012 she worked for the International Biochar Initiative as a project developer and managed the multi-stakeholder process to create the first set of standards and testing guidelines for biochar. Since 2012, she has worked as an independent consultant on biochar production technologies and biochar markets for biochar companies, NGOs and government agencies. She pioneered development of the Flame Cap Kiln biochar production technology for use by forestry contractors and small farms, and presents many workshops each year bringing this technology to end users. She is a founding board member of the US Biochar Initiative (USBI).

Kathleen Draper, Moderator
Kathleen is IBI’s Chair of the Board of Directors. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth”.

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USFS Webinar: Biochar: What is it?

03/19/2020

The U.S. Forest Service, within the Department of Agriculture, is sponsoring “Biochar: What is it?” as part of its monthly biochar webinar series.

What will you learn?

This webinar will cover basic information about biochar, types of char, biochar applications, environmental benefits, etc.. There will be a brief overview of production technologies too. This webinar is part of a monthly series on biochar created by the USDA Forest Service. learn more here / to register…

Presenters/Authors:

Debbie Page Dumroese, Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Session Details:

Mar 19, 2020 11:00 am US/Eastern   Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)

*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

This webinar will be recorded and posted back to the Webinar Portal for on-demand viewing within a week. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars when applicable.

Who should participate?

  • Foresters
  • Natural Resource Professionals

IBI Educational Webinar Series: A regional model for forest biomass management, carbon drawdown, drought resiliency and nitrogen conservation

10/22/2019

A Regional model for forest biomass management, carbon drawdown, drought resiliency and nitrogen conservation

October 22, 2019 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (US)

Forest management is critical for avoiding megafires and for supporting forest health. Transforming forest biomass into biochar and then using it to improve the long-term health of farmland soils can improve water conservation and sequester a significant amount of carbon safely and economically.

This webinar will showcase a plan designed to help California both reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and achieve their goal to be carbon-neutral by 2045. It maps feedstock supply with a variety of potential end uses and calculates the potential Greenhouse Gas emissions and carbon drawdown potential. A model which can be used by other regions to determine the potential impact biochar could have for other states, countries and continents.

Josiah Hunt and Daniel Sanchez will provide an overview of this model and discuss the economic, environmental and drawdown opportunities being discussed in California.

To Access Webinar Recording:

Non-members may access the webinar and slides for a $40 fee by registering here.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members access link to appear. 

Presenters

Daniel Sanchez, PhD

Daniel L. Sanchez is an engineer and energy systems analyst studying the commercialization and deployment of energy technologies that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Sanchez’s work and engagement spans the academic, nongovernmental, and governmental sectors. As an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, he runs the Carbon Removal Lab, which aims to commercialize sustainable negative emissions technologies, and supports outreach to policymakers and technologists in California and across the United States. Prior to joining the faculty of UC Berkeley, Daniel was a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow serving in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). He has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds a PhD and MS from UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, and a BSE in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Josiah Hunt
CEO, Pacific Biochar

Josiah Hunt graduated from UH Hilo in 2004 with a BS in Agroecology and Environmental Quality and is currently president and CEO of Pacific Biochar.  Starting from his rural home farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, he has helped to pioneer methods for biochar production, processing, and application in farming systems using organic and biological approaches since 2008. He is a U.S. Biochar Initiative Board Member.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator
Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

For more information:

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Storm water management & Biochar

08/10/2019

Storm water management & Biochar

August 9, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (US)

Floods are occurring with ever more frequency and ferocity. The consequences of which are enormously costly both economically and environmentally. Stormwater management and green infrastructure (GI) are thus becoming an urgent priority across the globe as rural and urban areas struggle to adopt to the new climate conditions.

To many, the use of GI is a new sustainable approach to managing urban stormwater runoff, volumes and quality. GI manages stormwater runoff by using natural ecosystems and/or engineered systems that mimic natural systems. While GI offers many benefits, retrofitting existing urban infrastructure is still a complex and expensive endeavor.  Identifying approaches to squeeze more functionality out of existing approved GI practices has been the “Holy Grail” for the GI industry.  Biochar, while relatively new to the GI space is rapidly gaining interest among researchers and engineers as way to enhance the performance of natural and engineered systems.  Chuck Hegberg will discuss opportunities and benefits of integrating biochar into GI practices along with a number of project examples.

Dr. Marc Teixido, from University of California Berkeley, will discuss scientific findings from the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center called Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Dr. Teixido interests include water quality and contaminant fate in natural and engineered systems, especially focusing on cost-effective systems able to integrate stormwater capture, treatment and groundwater recharge (CTR) to enhance local water security, flood control, and environmental protection. To overcome stormwater treatment traditional system limitations in contaminant removal, his research group has developed novel pilot-scale unit-process column CTR systems amended with biochar and manganese oxides for passive attenuation of trace organic contaminants and metals from stormwater. Their past and ongoing pilot studies are located across California, from Sonoma to Los Angeles, and being supported by multiple local partners.

To Access Webinar Recording:

Registration for all includes recording of the webinar, slides, and Stormwater Management Bibliography.

Non-members may access the webinar for a $40 fee.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members access link to appear. 

Presenters

Marc Teixido Planes, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher at Berkeley Water Center, University of California Berkeley. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. mteixido@berkeley.edu

Research Areas: Environmental chemistry; water quality; organic pollutant fate in underground and aquatic environments; transport and adsorption mechanisms; soil remediation.

Sample Projects: Stormwater Capture, Treatment and Recharge: Methodologies, models, and materials for predictable removal of chemicals from stormwater during distributed recharge.

Dr. Marc Teixido has been involved in biochar research projects since 2009. His extensive research at University of California Berkeley, Barcelona University, Yale University and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, covers both fundamental and applied aspects of contaminant uptake by biochar-amended systems. For the last four years he has focused on the enhanced removal of trace organic contaminants and metals in pilot-scale stormwater treatment systems. He is also a member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI).

Chuck Hegberg
Infinite Solutions, L3C, Hanover, PA chegberg@live.com

Chuck Hegberg, since the inception Chesapeake Bay Restoration Program in 1987 has been involved in a breadth of ecological restoration and water resources related projects. He has been involved with biochar and its many beneficial environmental opportunities since 2007. Over the past 7 years, he has focused biochar in green infrastructure and on developing practical solutions for broad-scale urban soil restoration that more naturally mimic natural hydrologic process.  He is a member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI), a U.S. Biochar Initiative Board Member, and the USBI Biochar 2018 conference past chair.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator
Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

For more information:

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Carbon Cascades

05/24/2019

May 24, 2019; 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (U.S.)

The biochar industry welcomed the inclusion of biochar in the IPCC’s recent Special Report as one of only six negative emissions technologies (NET) that may be capable of significantly rebalancing carbon. However, the maximum drawdown potential estimated in their report looked only at biochar’s use in soils, presumably agricultural soils and presumably only included biochar made from wood waste and agricultural residues.

Biochar can have a much bigger and bolder impact on carbon rebalancing if we look beyond these constraints. Feedstock and end uses for biochar have been expanding rapidly over the past few years. Organic ‘waste’ such as seaweed, food waste, manures and biosolids are being viewed as excellent materials that can be converted from materials that traditionally emit large amounts of greenhouse gases as they decay into long term carbon storage vehicles. Banking carbon in the form of biochar can be done in soils and cities, in consumables and composites that can last for generations. The carbon math behind various new end uses for biochar shows that the potential for carbon removal using biochar is far greater than previously imagined.

In this webinar this expanded perspective of biochar will be discussed by Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper, co-authors of BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth.

Non-members may access the webinar for a $40 fee.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Presenters

Albert Bates

Albert Bates is a lawyer, scientist, teacher and founder of the Global Village Institute.  His books include The Biochar Solution; Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth; Climate in Crisis; The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook; Plastic: From Pollution to Evolution and The Paris Agreement. He is a Board member of the US Biochar Initiative.

Kathleen Draper

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and US Biochar Initiative Board. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

For More Information:

For more information or if you have any questions about registration please email Caroline Peat at cpeat@ttcorp.com.

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar Use on Golf Courses

03/20/2019

Biochar Use on Golf Courses

March 20, 2019; 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Golf courses around the world are facing increasing challenges related to water management and calls for increased environmental stewardship.  Biochar has been shown to help reduce the need for irrigation, improve drainage and mitigate compaction.  It can also reduce the need for fertilizers and fungicides which improves water quality.  Using biochar instead of peat moss can also provide for longer term solutions and improved carbon footprints for golf courses.

This webinar will outline the environmental and economic benefits of using biochar on golf courses and other managed turf applications. Award-winning golf course superintendent Dan Dinelli will outline his experiences with testing and deploying biochar on golf courses in the United States.

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members

How to View Recorded Webinar:

Non-members may access the webinar for a $40 fee.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first, then visit the Members’ Only website (scroll down to the ‘Upcoming Webinars’ Section) or return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Dan Dinelli, Presenter

Dan Dinelli is an award-winning Golf Course Superintendent for North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois where he is responsible for design, landscaping, agronomy, sustainability, environmental regulations, business operations and staff management. He supervises environmental management, soil biology, horticulture, arboriculture, landscape architecture, surface water hydrology, aquatic ecology, plant ecology and phytobiomass.

Dan graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Agronomy and Horticulture. He has received the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship as well as many other Environmental awards.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

For More Information

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Carbon Sink Trading

02/20/2019

Pyrogenic Carbon Capture & Storage: a key climate technology

February 20, 2019; 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

The IPCC’s recent Special Report listed biochar and pyrogenic carbon capture & storage (PyCCS) as one of only six negative emissions technologies (NET) that may be capable of rebalancing carbon. This webinar will discuss the implications for the biochar industry and what work still needs to be done to optimize the carbon drawdown impact of pyrolyzing organic materials.

As a result of biochar being included in the IPCCs recommendations, new economic opportunities are emerging including the potential for trading carbon sink (C-sinks) certificates. C-sinks differ from carbon offsets in that they persist for varying lengths of time as compared to a one-time only reduction in fossil fuel use.  Hans-Peter Schmidt will discuss the concept behind PyCCS, the opportunities for the industry and a new C-sink trading scheme evolving in Europe that may roll out as soon as this year.

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members.

(Not a member yet? Click here to join and get webinars free for a year, and lots of other benefits!)  Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

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Hans-Peter Schmidt, Presenter

Hans-Peter Schmidt has been a pioneer in the field of biochar since 2008.  He has worked on all aspects of biochar including the creation of a wide variety of biochar production equipment, biochar production in high and low technology scenarios, application techniques, field trial design, biochar characterization, and biochar education (cocreator of the Biochar Journal).  In addition Hans-Peter has designed and used biochar plaster as a building material and is working on biochar plastics. He has extensive experience working across Europe and has worked on developing world projects as well including Nepal, Bangladesh, Ghana and Cuba. He created and manages the European Biochar Certificate (EBC) who, in 2019, will introduce Carbon Sink Certification and trading.

Kathleen Draper, Moderator

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US 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” and “BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet”.

For More Information:

For more information or if you have any questions about registration please email Caroline Peat at cpeat@ttcorp.com.

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