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: The 1000 Year Question: Understanding Biochar Permanence

02/16/2023

IBI Educational Webinar Series:
The 1000 Year Question: Understanding Biochar Permanence

16 Feb. 2023 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (US)

Explore recently published research about biochar permanence with IBI partners at the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies.

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members

To Register:
Register here – Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

Presenters:

Hans-Peter Schmidt – Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies

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 (creator of the Ithaka Journal).  In addition, Hans-Peter has designed and used biochar plaster as a building material and developed nano-biochar for the skiing industry. He has extensive experience working across Europe and has worked on developing world projects as well including Nepal, Bangladesh and Cuba. He is the lead developer of the Global C-Sink certification methods.

Prof. Dr. Samuel Abiven, Professor

Dr. Samuel Abiven is a professor for terrestrial biogeochemistry at the Ecole supérieure in Paris, and science director of the Ecotron Ile de France. He studied agronomy and biogeosciences in France (ESA Angers, Université Paris VI / ENS Paris) and received a PhD in Agronomy and environmental sciences in 2005 from Agrocampus Rennes. He then moved to Zurich, first as post-doc researcher on a project looking at lignin molecules in the plants and soils. In 2008, he received a Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Foundation for Science to work on the persistence of fire-derived organic matter in soils.

Among his many peer-reviewed published papers, Dr. Abiven is a co-author on the recently released paper, “Permanence of soil applied biochar.”

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: 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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    be turned away. For this reason, we recommend that you join the webinar at least 5 minutes
    early to secure your spot.
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