September 2009 - The Basics of Biochar, prepared by the Parliamentary Research Service for the Parliament of Australia; a general overview of biochar
September 2009 - Climate Change Science Compendium 2009, prepared by UNEP as a review of major scientific contributions to the understanding of Earth Systems and climate. Biochar highlighted on pages 50 and 51 in Chapter 5, Systems Management
Biochar is all over the media, in books, newspapers, magazines and journals, films and videos, podcasts, discussion lists, and publications.
IBI is working to bring all this information into one place so the public has free and open access. Please feel free to browse the information below and download and print what you need for your continued work in supporting biochar.
IBI is showcasing external videos and podcasts featuring biochar--click on any of the links below for more information.
Biochar Bob Goes to Mexico - Via Organica
Via Organica is an educational organic farm located just outside San Miguel. Here they use compost, seed saving, and biochar as a way to regenerate natural fertility in a dry and dusty situation.
Die Wiederentdeckung der “Terra Preta” (The Rediscovery of Terra Preta) from German Public TV "ZDF" (in German).
Ingo Schulze hat sich für seine Dokumentation ein Thema vorgenommen, bei dem es um die große Formel der Fruchtbarkeit geht, um die Wiederentdeckung einer alten Ressource aus der Landwirtschaft.
Amazônia: terras férteis são encontradas: Brazilian news story at Jornal da Band showing archeological dig at Terra Preta sites.
Does Biochar Deliver Carbon-Negative Energy? Video of a presentation by Dr. Johannes Lehmann at Stanford University on 19 May 2010 — Johannes Lehmann, Associate Professor of soil biogeochemistry at Cornell University, discusses the characteristics of naturally occurring terra preta including its agricultural and carbon sequestering benefits and then turns to considering the factors involved with implementation industrial biochar systems for large-scale carbon sequestration and energy provision.
The Promise of Biochar by Lily Films: This 11 minute film was produced for IBI in preparation for the December 2008 UNFCCC Conference in Poznan Poland and provides an excellent overview on biochar.
Bellona Foundation: Film of Bellona Foundation Biochar side event at UNFCCC Copenhagen meetings from December 2009.
CharGrilled:Landline, May 2009. The role of biochar in carbon capture and Australian politics.
How to make your plants grow faster: BBC News, March 2009. Video interview with Dr Bruno Glaser from Bayreuth University in Germany as he shows results of his experiments with biochar.
Il bio-segreto di Eldorado. The bio-secret of Eldorado. 12 March 2009, Nòva. Two video interviews here: one with inventor Nat Mulcahy demonstrating his pyrolyzing biomass stove, and one with Franco Miglietta, a researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology, CNR, in Florence, Italy, showing his biochar field trials.
Equal Time Radio in Vermont, May 16, 2011. A live call-in radio show in Vermont featuring biochar, with Julie Major, Jock Gill, and Albert Bates.
EarthSky, February 2010. Short science podcast on biochar featuring Johannes Lehmann
Le charbon vert, May 2009. Radio France International interview in French with Guy Reinaud, President of Pro Natura International
Charcoal May Help Improve Soil Quality, April 2008. National Public Radio (NPR) Researchers say that adding charcoal to soil may provide more benefits for long-term soil quality than compost or manure, United States.