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.

Upcoming Webinars

Archive

Stockholm Biochar Project

06/28/2017

June 28, 2017 • 1:00- 2:30pm EST

The Stockholm Biochar Project was one of the winners of the Mayors Challenge funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  Prize money has helped fund the 1st of 5 planned facilities to convert urban green waste into heat and biochar which opened earlier this year. Once all five plants are operational, the city will be producing 7,000 tons of biochar per year while contributing heat to the city’s district heating system.  City residents will be able to get bags of biochar in exchange for taking their organic waste to the processing facilities.

Mattais Gustaffson is the Project Manager and will provide an overview of the project to date as well as lessons learned and recommendations for others interested in replicating their efforts in other cities – to date they have had inquiries from nearly 100 other cities interested in carbonizing greenwaste.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

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Building Materials and Composites

05/23/2017

May 23, 2017 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST

While the use of biochar as a soil amendment has been researched for more than a decade, the use of carbonized biomass in building materials and other composites is just beginning to flourish.  Not only can carbon be sequestered in building materials, but using biochar can lower the embodied energy of such materials.  Importantly various properties of the building materials and composites can be enhanced when biochar is added to cement and other materials.  This Webinar brings together three of the leaders in the field of biochar use in building materials and composites to provide a glimpse into the latest research on this topic. This webinar will be of interest to architects, urban planners, the construction industry, as well biochar producers, researchers, climate researchers and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow at the end of the Webinar.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

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Sewage Sludge & Biochar

04/26/2017

April 26, 2017 • 1:00- 2:30pm EST

As the world’s population continues to increase, our need to find sustainable methods of managing human waste becomes increasingly more important.  Carbonizing waste through pyrolysis or gasification offers some significant advantages over other common waste management practices including substantial reductions in the overall volume of waste, nutrient recovery, renewable energy production, reducing GHG emissions related to wastewater management, immobilization of toxins, to name a few. This webinar will be of interest to wastewater treatment managers both in the developed and developing world, biochar producers, researchers, climate researchers and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow at the end of the Webinar.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

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Biochar Analytical Methods

03/27/2017

March 27, 2017  •  4:30 – 6:00pm EST

The soon-to-be-released book “Biochar: A Guide to Alalytical Methods” provides procedures and guidelines for biochar characterization as well as backgrounds for the various proposed 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 this book including the proper way to obtain 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.  This webinar will be of interest to biochar producers, researchers, laboratories and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow Dr. Singh’s presentation.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

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Compost & Biochar

02/27/2017

February 27, 2017 • 1:00- 2:30pm EST

The economic and environmental benefits of co-composting and blending biochar and compost have been proven not just in academic research but also by businesses in the composting industry.  This webinar provides both a scientific and industry perspective of these benefits. Attendees will learn what feedstocks are best used for composts versus biochars, what production parameters produce the best biochars for compost blending and co-composting, the impact of co-composting and blending on biochar properties, N losses, compost mineralization and on greenhouse gas emissions. They will also hear from an expert from the composting industry with several years of successful trials and market experience with mixing compost and biochar.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

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A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils

01/30/2017

January 30, 2017    1:00 – 2:00pm EST

The International Biochar Initiative (IBI) is relaunching its biochar education webinar series where experts from around the globe will bring you the latest research and developments on biochar, biochar production technologies, biochar business models and market opportunities.

First in the series is a webinar that reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar Foundation, as well as including IBI’s biochar carbon stability methodology. This system enables stakeholders and commercial entities to identify the most suitable biochar to fulfil the requirements for a particular soil and/or land use. The potential effects of biochar in soils have been classified into five categories including: (i) carbon storage value, (ii) fertiliser value, (iii) liming value, (iv) particle-size, and (v) use in soil-less agriculture.

Cost?

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. If you need assistance, please email us at info@biochar-international.org.

Speakers

Frontiers in Biochar Science

01/01/2016

Presented by Dr. David Laird

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

IBI Certified Biochar Production

12/01/2015

IBI Certified Biochar Production by Community Power Corporation in California

Presented by Mr. Jim Diebold

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Biochar for Stormwater Treatment

11/01/2015

Biochar for Stormwater Treatment: Technology Overview & Case Study Survey

Presented by Mr. Myles Gray

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Making Biochar Commercially Viable for Horticulture and Animal Feed

10/01/2015

Making Biochar Commercially Viable for Horticulture and Animal Feed

Presented by Dr. Stephen Joseph

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!)

To Access:

Non-members may purchase access to the archived webinar for a $40 fee as soon as the webinar is posted.  If you are a member and are expecting to access the webinar for free, please log in first and return to this page for the members registration link to appear. 

Speakers

Notes

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