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

SAVE THE DATE: IBI Mid-Summer Members-Only Meet & Greet

07/12/2022

Join IBI and the global biochar industry and research communities for networking and learning opportunities with your peers in an interactive online setting. Topics will include:

  • Carbon Markets
  • Life Cycle Assessments for Biochar
  • Prioritized Research
  • Standards
  • Branding
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals

Additionally, there will be networking opportunities for regions, including Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Registration and complete details coming soon – this event will be for IBI members only.

Not yet a member? Learn more!

Biochar and the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Prize

06/14/2022

Biochar and the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Prize

June 14, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (US)

Join the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) and the three XPRIZE Carbon Removal Milestone Award winners that are focused on using biochar and PyCCs to remove and store carbon, while also focusing on soil health, among other biochar use co-benefits.

Speakers
Dr. Robert C. Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
Kevin Kung, Co-Founder & CTO, Takachar
Axel Reinaud, Co-Founder & CEO, NetZero

Moderator: Kathleen Draper, Board Chair, IBI

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

To Register:

Register using this link. Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

Presenters:

Axel Reinaud – NetZero

Axel Reinaud is the co-founder & CEO of NetZero, a climate venture leveraging biochar to perform long-term carbon removal. NetZero extract carbon from agricultural waste in tropical developing countries, and convert it into a permanent soil amendment (biochar) and electricity. This model maximises social and climate impact. Prior to launching NetZero, Axel was for 23 years at Boston Consulting Group, with various client and internal leadership positions. Axel holds a master’s degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Kevin Kung – Takachar

Kevin Kung is the co-founder and CTO of Takachar. From 2012 to 2017, Kevin built Takachar’s core technology as part of his Ph.D. research in the field of biofuels and renewable energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where through the support of the Tata Trusts, he traveled to India extensively and designed the technology to meet specific local needs. Prior to that, Kevin had six years of experience conducting engineering design in resource-constrained settings, including borehole restoration in Uganda, interlocking stabilized construction materials in Ghana, and renewable energy systems in Kenya and India. Kevin is a 2018 Cyclotron Road (Activate) Fellow and a 2019 Echoing Green Fellow.

Dr. Robert Brown – Iowa State University

Dr. Robert Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). He is the founding director of ISU’s Bioeconomy Institute and holds courtesy appointments in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Food Science and Nutrition. His research interests include advanced biofuels, plastics upcycling, and carbon negative energy. Dr. Brown has written over 300 scientific papers and book chapters. He wrote Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, widely used as a textbook around the world.

Moderator:  Kathleen Draper

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 Earth”.

Speakers

Archive

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.

Speakers

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.

Speakers

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

Using Biochar for Reducing the Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Soil

09/01/2015

Using Biochar for Reducing the Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Soil

Presented by Dr. Hailong Wang

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. 

Farm Scale Biochar Production, Nutrient Enhancement, and Soil Application

08/01/2015

Farm Scale Biochar Production, Nutrient Enhancement, and Soil Application Techniques

Presented by Hans-Peter Schmidt

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

Bringing Biochar to the Carbon Market

07/01/2015

Bringing Biochar to the Carbon Market: the Role of Science

Presented by Dr. Annette Cowie

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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