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New Zealand 2012 Biochar Workshop: From Science to Stakeholders

From Science to Stakeholders: the New Zealand 2012 Biochar Workshop was organized by the NZ Biochar Research Centre and held on the 9th and 10th of February at Massey University, Palmerston North. It attracted over 45 attendees, mainly from New Zealand with a few from Australia, China, and The Philippines. The workshop included more than 30 presentations (both oral and poster) arranged into sessions on (i) Biochar Economics, (ii) Life-Cycle Assessments, (iii) Production Technology, (iv) Biochar and Soil Carbon, (v) Characterization of Biochars, (vi) Biochar in Agriculture, and (vii) Other Uses of Biochar. In addition to a demonstration of a 5 liter capacity rotating kiln carried out by the biochar engineering team, attendees enjoyed a convivial meal at a local restaurant and, on the second day, the workshop was concluded with an open forum. The program and abstracts are available at