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March 2017 IBI Newsletter

By: Brian Schorr


  • Biochar-related Jobs; Upcoming Webinars
  • New and Renewing Organizational & Business Member Spotlight
  • Regional Updates
  • Volunteer Writers Needed for IBI
  • The IBI Online Biochar Training Course is Ongoing
  • Upcoming Calendar Events

Biochar Malaysia Association Open House UPM Mar 19-20

By: Tom Miles

Some of our BMA members from Faculty of Agriculture, UPM will be explaining biochar for those interested..biochar exhibits and experts will be there at Organic Unit, Ladang 15, Faculty of Agric, UPM this 19-20th March 2017...come and join us!!


IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar Analytical Methods

By: Brian Schorr

IBI Educational Webinar Series: Compost & Biochar

By: Brian Schorr

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By: Tom Miles

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IBI Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils

By: Robert Mills


IBI Press Release: Update from COP22

By: Johannes Lehmann

The interest in agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and specifically the role of soils seems to increase at this year’s UN climate convention in Marrakech compared to Paris a year ago.

While soils were explicitly excluded in early iterations of UN climate agreements, they were at least implicitly allowed as part of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the Paris agreement. But the Paris accord does not mention the word agriculture or soil anywhere.

Deadline extension/Call for abstracts: 1st International ABWET conference: Waste-to-Bioenergy: Applications to Urban Areas (Paris, France)

By: Kathleen Draper
You are invited to submit an abstract to contribute to the 1st International ABWET conference : Waste-to-Bioenergy : Applications to Urban Areas that will be held January 19-20, 2017 in Champs-sur-Marne (sub-urb of Paris) (France). The deadline to submit your abstract is November 15, 2016. For further info see

IBI Press Release: Biochar for Carbon Removal from the Atmosphere

By: Robert Mills

 October 21 2016 PRESS RELEASE from the International Biochar Initiative

Biochar for Carbon Removal from the Atmosphere

By: Johannes Lehmann

In the October 21 issue of Nature Communications Woolf et al demonstrate that biochar could play an important role in removal of carbon from the atmosphere, which is increasingly recognized at essential to meeting global climate targets.  Woolf compared biochar-bioenergy systems with bioenergy alone and gasification-based bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BECCS. In its 2014 report, IPCC flags BECCS as the only major land-based approach expected to draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide.