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Announcing the Africa Biochar Partnership – ABP – will be launched during the International Workshop “Biochar Systems for Africa”

02/22/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

The “Biochar Plus” project announces the launch of the “Africa Biochar Partnership – ABP”, an open continental platform for advancing Biochar Systems in Africa. The ABP will be presented on March 1st in Nairobi (Kenya), on the occasion of the International Workshop “Biochar Systems for Africa”, organized in collaboration with “Biochar for Sustainable Soils” project.

The “Biochar Systems for Africa” International Workshop pursues the following main objectives:

Submit an abstract to the Biochar Workshop at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2016), Singapore: Due March 15

02/03/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

22 July 2016, 1330-1600, National University of Singapore

The 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2016) will take place in Singapore from 19th to 22nd July 2016, hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The closing date for SET2016 abstracts is 15 March. You can see the full workshop program by clicking on the following link: http://set2016.chbe.nus.edu.sg/workshop_on_biochar.pdf
 

Submit an abstract to the 3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (Korea October 2016): submission deadline March 31

02/03/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2016)

IBI Welcomes Three New Board Members

02/01/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

IBI is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Brown, Ms. Kathleen Draper, and Dr. Genxing Pan have joined the IBI Board of Directors for three year appointments. We thank Dr. Marta Camps, Mr. John Lewis and Mr. Warwick Manfrinato for their service as they completed their appointments at the end of 2015.

COP 21 Report from IBI Board Members: A Synopsis on Opportunities for Biochar

01/19/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

In December 2015, delegates from around the world met in Paris, France for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to draft and agreed to a new international agreement on climate change. The text coming out of the meeting is available in full; an excellent snapshot of outcomes is available here.

Vote for Sonnenerde as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award

01/18/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

With their work on biochar and carbon credits, Sonnenerde has been nominated as Austrian Champion for the European Business Award. If we they win, it's a great international platform for biochar. Please consider voting for Sonnenerde in this competition at http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/the-award-for-enviro...

IBI Members: Dr. David Laird's IBI Webinar presentation and slides now posted

01/13/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

For our January IBI Webinar Series, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. David Laird, professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University (United States). Dr. Laird discussed how complex biochar-by-soil-by-crop-by-climate-by-management interactions currently limit our ability to predict soil property and crop yield responses to biochar applications.

Join Ithaka Institute on the Ithaka Climate Farming Odyssey to Nepal

01/13/2016
By: Thayer Tomlinson

In what will hopefully be the first of many, the Ithaka Institute is piloting their very first educational odyssey for travelers to experience biochar systems around the world. The opportunity will offer travelers not only the ability to "experience the beauty and splendor of Nepal, but will learn how Nepali farmers are improving resiliency and creating new rural jobs through climate farming and biochar based agro-forestry. Over an 8 day period, travelers will see parts of Nepal which are definitely off the beaten path.

Interested in hearing more about biochar and COP21? Read Albert Bates's new book....

12/27/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

Earlier this month, delegates from around the world met in Paris France for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to draft and agree to a new international agreement on climate change.

Announcing our January IBI Webinar Series Speaker: Dr. David Laird of Iowa State University

12/23/2015
By: Thayer Tomlinson

January 2016 IBI Webinar Series Event: Dr. David Laird presents “Frontiers in Biochar Science"