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

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 Register:

*Free to IBI Members or $40 for Non-Members

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

Non-members may register here for 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

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:

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

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Archive

Combined Production of Biochar and Power

01/01/2015

Combined Production of Biochar and Power

Presented by Dr. Andreas Hornung

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. 

Costa Rican Estufa Finca Project

12/01/2014

Costa Rican Estufa Finca Project: Biochar Cook-Stoves as a Development Tool

Presented by Art Donnelly

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: The Smart Way to Clean Waste with Waste

11/01/2014

Biochar: The Smart Way to Clean Waste with Waste

Presented by Isabel Lima

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. 

Managing Diversity in Biochar Properties from Material Properties

09/01/2014

Managing Diversity in Biochar Properties from Material Properties

Presented by Johannes Lehmann

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 in Japan: Deep Roots, Cool Landscapes

08/01/2014

Biochar in Japan: Deep Roots, Cool Landscapes

Presented by Steven McGreevy

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. 

Notes

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