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IBI sends newsletters out to its members on a monthly basis. Archived newsletters can be found below in PDF by clicking on the titles. 

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  • July 2014
    Announcing a webinar series; 2014 Industry Report Survey Coming Soon; IBI Certifies Diacarbon Biochar; Update on IBI Biochar Standards; ACR Carbon Methodology Update; New Business Member; Profile: Green Fire Farm; Successful Completion of Biochar Training Course; A Trip to the JBA Meetings in June; July Biochar Newsbriefs; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • June 2014
    ACR Carbon Methodology Update; June Biochar Newsbriefs; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • May 2014
    IBI Certification Update; IBI Biochar Standards Update; ACR Carbon Test Update; New and renewing IBI Business Members; May Biochar Newsbriefs; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • April 2014
    IBI releases State of the Industry Report; IBI Biochar Standards Update; ACR Carbon Test Update; New and renewing IBI Business Members; Profile on Biochar Stoves in the Philippines; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Ballina Shire Council Announcement; Biochar PLUS project; Announcing Biochar Course in Spain; Call for Biochar Samples; Recently published biochar research.
  • March 2014
    IBI releases State of the Industry Report; IBI Biochar Standards Update; New and renewing IBI Business Members; Profile on new pyrolysis units in development; Biochar in the News; Call for applications for Chinese Training Course; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • February 2014
    IBI Biochar Standards Update--Announcing new Webinars; Update on the Biochar Methodology; Renewing IBI Business Member; Profile on Terra Preta in Peru; Profile on Bamboo Biochar in Australia; Biochar in the News; Presentations from 2013 Bari Conference; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • January 2014
    Update on the State of the Biochar Industry Report; IBI Biochar Standards Update; Update on the Biochar Protocol; Biochar Use in Peru--Profile Story; Biochar in the News; Presentations from 2013 Bari Conference; Report from 2nd International Training Course and Announcement of the 3rd; UMass Amherst Biochar Series; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • December 2013
    End of 2013 report from Debbie Reed; Announcing a State of the Biochar Industry Report; IBI Welcomes Daniel Chapman; IBI Biochar Standards Update; New and Renewing IBI Business/Organization Members; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • November 2013
    First IBI Certified Biochar; IBI Biochar Standards Update; New and Renewing IBI Business Members; New IBI Job Position; 2013 Bari, Italy Conference Report; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • October 2013
    Update on Metholody for Biochar Projects; IBI releases 2012 - 2013 Annual Report; IBI Biochar Standards Update; New and Renewing IBI Business Members; Biochar in the News; USBI Conference Report; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • September 2013
    Update on Metholody for Biochar Projects; Technical Program Revision to IBI Biochar Standards; New IBI Organization Member; Profile: Update on Big Biochar Experiment; Biochar in the News; Registration Open for USBI Conference; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • August 2013
    Participate in IBI Industry Survey; Profile: Carbon Roots International; Biochar in the News; Registration Open for USBI Conference; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • July 2013
    Welcome to IBI New Executive Director Wiley Barbour; Biochar Carbon Offset Protocol Update; UC Davis Database; Profile: Carbon Gold; Biochar in the News; International Biochar Conference Registration Open; Registration Open for USBI Conference; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • June 2013
    IBI Biochar Certification Program Update; Biochar Carbon Offset Protocol Update; Advisory Committee Announcement; Updates on Biochar Project Survey; Biosolids and Biochar White Paper; Biochar in the News; Registration Open for USBI Conference; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • May 2013
    IBI Biochar Certification Program Update; Biochar Carbon Offset Protocol Update; IBI Releases Biochar Project Survey; IBI Response to DOC Article; IBI 2013 Conference Announcement; New Organization Member; Biochar in the News; Recent International Biomass Expo Report; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • April 2013
    IBI Job Opening; IBI Biochar Standards Update; IBI Biochar Certification Program Update; Biochar Protocol Update; IBI to Release Biochar Project Survey; Renewing Business Member; Cambodia GACC Forum Report; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • March 2013
    Tracking Biochar Industry and Project Data; Certification Update; Biochar Protocol Update; New/Renewing Business and Organization Members; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • February 2013
    IBI Welcomes 2 new Board Members; Introducing our Interns; Certification Update; Biochar Protocol Update; New/Renewing Business and Organization Members; Profile: Monitoring Stoves in North Viet Nam; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • January 2013
    Looking forward to 2013; Certification Update; Biochar Protocol Update; New IBI Internship; New/Renewing Business and Organization Members; Profile: SCAD's work in India; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • December 2012
    2012 Year in Review; IBI Sustainability Guildelines; Certification Update; Biochar in the News; Open Source Technology Update; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • November 2012
    IBI Sustainability Guildelines; Certification Update; IBI Releases new Research Summary; Profile: Tierra Learning Center; 1st Biochar Summer School; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • October 2012
    IBI Board Update: Staff News; IBI Sustainability Guildelines; New Business Member: Control Labs; Rainbow's End Biochar Profile; 4th International Biochar Congress Report: Biochar Training Report; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • September 2012
    Biochar Protocol Update; Certification Update; IBI Sustainability Guildelines; New Organizational Member: OVERSY; Phoenix Energy Profile; Biochar in the News; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • August 2012
    IBI Hosts First-Ever US Biochar Study Tour; Biochar Protocol Update; Certification Update; IBI Sustainability Guildelines; US Biochar Conference a Success; Biochar in the News; New Pyrolysis Publications; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Recently published biochar research.
  • July 2012
    IBI Sustainability Guildelines; Biochar Protocol Update; Certification Update; New IBI Business Members; Production Technology in China; New Research Initiative; Biochar in the News; USBI Conference Update; Upcoming Calendar Events; Opportunities in Biochar; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • June 2012
    Biochar Protocol Update; Introducing Miguel Rodriguez; IBI Hosts a Study Tour; Certification Update; New IBI Business Members; Profile: Nepail Village Biochar; Profile: ATB Biochar Research; Biochar in the News; USBI Announces Conference Schedule; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • May 2012
    Biochar Standards Approved; New IBI Organization Member; Biochar Greenhouse Gas Protocol Development; Hands-on Biochar Conference in Australia Report; May News Briefs; Opportunities in Biochar; Northwest Biocarbon Initiative; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • April 2012
    Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; Profile: Bath Garden Center; April News Briefs; 4th International Conference in China Update; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • March 2012
    Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; New IBI Board Members; New Business Members; Profile: Water Filtration and Biochar; Profile: Biochar Field Trials around the world; March News Briefs; 4th International Conference Update; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Recently published biochar research.
  • February 2012
    Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; New Business Members; Profile: Big Biochar Experiment; February News Briefs; Biochar Offsets in Australia; NZ Conference report; Biochar Colloquium; ETHOS Conference report; 4th International Conference Update; USBI Conference Announcement: Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • January 2012
    Looking ahead to 2012; Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; New Business Members; Oranization Member Announced; Profile: Switchgrass Biochar; Profile: Biochar Stoves in Vietnam; January News Briefs; USBI Conference Announcement: Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • December 2011
    2011 Year in Review; Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; IBI Announces New Advisory Committee; Profile: Biochar Stoves in Uganda; December News Briefs; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • November 2011
    Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; Join IBI; Join the IBI Advisory Committee; Profile: Biochar in the Pacific NW, US; November News Briefs; Recent Conference Report: SSSA; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • October 2011
    Guidelines for Specifications of Biochars Update; Join IBI; New Business Members; Profile: Dilmah Tea in Sri Lanka; Profile: Greening Australia; October News Briefs; Recent Conference Reports: China, EU, Honduras; FAO Meeting Update; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • September 2011
    National Geographic Grant; Guidelines for Specifications Update; New Business Member; Profile: CSIRO; New Project Registration Form; Poultry Litter Biochar Document; Join IBI; September News Briefs; Recent Conference Reports: Japan, China, Italy, United States; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • August 2011
    IBI Standards Update; New Business Member; Profile: re:char; Terra Preta in Germany; TLUD Camp Report from USA; Biochar in Hampton Roads, VA: August News Briefs; AES Accepting Abstracts; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • July 2011
    New Business Memberships; IBI Standards Update; Profile: Three Dimensional Timberlands; Profile: Control Labs Inc; July News Briefs; First TLUD camp in Africa; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • June 2011
    IBI Website Upgrade; Introducing New IBI Staff; IBI Standards Update; Profile: Estufa Finca; June News Briefs; Biochar in and Sustainability in Developing Countries; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • May 2011
    World Bank Meeting Update; IBI Standards Update; Profile: NC Farm Center; Profile: Pacific Pyrolysis; RSS Feeds and IBI Website; May News Briefs; Biochar in Washington State; BIOCHARM Report; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • April 2011
    IBI Communications Upgrade; Profile: Carbon Gold in Belize; Insights into the Development for Massachusetts Document on Biochar Production; April News Briefs; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • March 2011
    IBI Communications Upgrade; Marketplace Survey; Update on Characterization Working Groups; Profile: Biochar Research and Production in Ghana; Biochar in Japan Conference; Getting the Biochar Industry up to Speed; March News Briefs; Biochar Sustainability Protocols; Biomass Air Quality Regulations Webinar; Research Gaps Document Posted; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • February 2011
    Biochar Vision Document from Board Retreat; Update on Characterization Working Groups; Profile: Biochar-based Fertilizer in China; February News Briefs; Buying/Selling Biochar Survey; Gasification Manual; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • January 2011
    Biochar and the UNFCCC; Thank you to Supporters; Update on Characterization Working Groups; Conference Report: Pacific West Biomass; Profile: New England Biochar; Connecting Biochar and Bioenergy; World Bank Study Update; January News Briefs; New Research Summaries; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • December 2010
    IBI Side Event at COP 16, Cancun; 2010 report; Thank you to Supporters: Update on Characterization Working Groups; Profile: Biochar and Vineyards in the EU; Views from the Community; December News Briefs; Book Review on the Biochar Solution; Opportunities in Biochar; Upcoming Calendar Events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • November 2010
    Changes at IBI; IBI Side Event at COP 16, Cancun; Update on Characterization Working Groups; IBI Membership Update; Profile: Creating an Eco-fertilizer based on biochar in Chile; November News Briefs; New IBI Publications: Soils; 2 New Biochar books published; Upcoming calendar events; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • October 2010
    International Symposium on Environmental Behavior and Effects of Biomass-derived Charcoal Hangzhou, China report; Profile: All Power Labs; 10-10-10 report; Biochar in the news; How to share biochar photos; New YouTube biochar videos; Regional Biochar Group Updates: Upcoming calendar events; Australian Soils Journal biochar issue; Recently published biochar research.
  • September 2010
    Characterization Standards Update; IBI 2010 wrap up; Terra Preta Field Trip Report; Biochar 10-10-10 update; Profile: UKBRC; Biochar in the News; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Upcoming Calendar Events; Recently published biochar research.  
  • August 2010
    IBI 2010 updates; Biochar 10-10-10 announcement; Biochar in the News; Profile: Biochar in HI; Profile: Recycling and Biochar in Japan; Update on Biochar Activities in China; CHAB Camp Report; USDA Issues REAP Call for Applications; Regional Biochar Group Updates; Biochar Revolution Book Review; Recently published biochar research.
  • July 2010
    IBI 2010 updates; Announcement of Symposium in China; Biochar Briefings on the Hill (US): Practitioner Profile: Biochar Engineering Corporation; Biochar Meeting at the Gates Foundation; Biochar for Environmental Management Available to IBI Members; USBI Presentations Online; Increase your Voice in IBI; Biochar Briefs; Regional Updates; Recently published biochar research.
  • June 2010
    IBI 2010 Conference updates; USDA Soil Carbon Assessment to include Biochar; Practitioner Profile: Clean Cookstoves and Biochar in Western Kenya; New IBI Publication; Biochar Briefs; Regional Updates: Recently published biochar research.
  • May 2010
    IBI 2010 Conference updates; Biochar featured at White House Clean Energy Economy Forum; Biochar Provisions in American Power Act; Practitioner Profile: Burt's Greenhouses in Canada; Practitioner Profile: Heritage High; Biochar Briefs; IBI Website Highlight: Project Profiles; USBI Conference update; Regional Updates: Recently published biochar research.
  • April 2010
    IBI 2010 Conference updates; Practitioner Profile: World Stove; Julie Major's trip to Cochabamba Bolivia; IBI Characterization Working Group Update; USBI Conference Announcement; Recently published biochar research; Website highlight: Biochar in the News; Regional Updates.
  • March 2010
    Annoucement of call for abstracts and sponsorship opportunities for IBI2010 conference in Rio de Janeiro; IBI Survey Results; Practitioner Profile: Dynamotive; Practitioner Profile: BlueLeaf; Mexico Workshop; UKBRC 2nd Annual Conference Annoucement; MIT Study on biochar; Recently published biochar research; New biochar books: Website Highlight: Research and Education; Regional Updates.
  • February 2010
    Update on the Carbon War Room biochar activities; Membership Update: Practitioner Profile: Stoves in Central America; Update on Brazil Conference September 2010; ETHOS Stoves Conference story; Biochar Stoves in Haiti; Announcing Biochar Malaysia 2010; April 2010 Biochar Workshop in Germany; Website Highlight: IBI Publications; Regional Updates.
  • January 2010
    Looking ahead for IBI in the next 3 years; Membership Update: Practitioner Profile: BiGchar; Announcing the 3rd International IBI Conference in Brazil; USBI Call for Abstracts; NZ holding conference in February 2010; Japan holding 1 day Biochar Symposium March 2010; IBI Website Highlight: Biochar in Schools; Regional Updates. 
  • December 2009
    Biochar and Copenhagen Update; 2009 Year in Review for IBI; Membership Drive; USBI Announces Call for Proposals for 2010 Conference: First Biochar Workshop in Malaysia.
  • November 2009
    IBI and UNFCCC meetings; IBI welcomes new Advisory Committee; IBI is launching a membership drive; Practitioner's Profile Pyrolysis in Hungary; Field Trials in Australia with IBI's Jane Lynch; Biochar Conference in Beijing China; NE (USA) Biochar Conference a Success; Iowa State University to Host 2010 USBI Conference; 2009 North American Biochar Conference Proceedings Up; Share Biochar Field Trial Results with IBI: regional biochar group updates.
  • October 2009
    IBI sends comments to UK Parliament; IBI welcomes new board member David Wayne; Practitioner's Profile Biochar Results in Cameroon; IBI Highlights the importance of biochar at the USDA and the World Bank; Scaling Up Community Carbon Projects Workshop in Mexico; Biochar Focus of Article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; BiocharCentral.com; NE Biochar conference a month away; IBI website highlight: FAQs; regional biochar group updates.
  • September 2009
    US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduces "WECHAR" bill; updates on biochar and the UNFCCC; Biochar side event at UNCCD COP 9; New UNEP report highlights biochar; In memoriam: biochar pioneer Geoff Moxham; Practitioner's Profile 20 years of biochar in Costa Rica; invitation to join the IBI Advisory Committee; 2010 Conference date announced; IBI website highlight: bibliography; regional biochar group updates.
  • August 2009
    Report on North American Biochar 2009 Conference; information on reaching out to policy makers; update on biochar in the UNFCCC process; invitation to join the IBI Advisory Committee; information on Biochar Characterization Work Group; regional biochar group updates.
  • July 2009
    IBI new website release update; information on IBI AUS/NZ biochar conference; announcements of upcoming events and new resources; regional biochar group updates.
  • June 2009
    Executive director Stephen Brick's monthly column; updates on IBI and UNFCCC process in Bonn; regional biochar group updates; Practitioner's Profile Dr Paul Blackwell; and May/June 2009 biochar news.   
  • April 2009
    Executive director Stephen Brick's monthly column; unveiling of new biochar trials field guide; announcement of SSSA presentation availability; regional biochar group updates; Practitioner's Profile Mantria Industries LLC (November 17, 2009: updated with footnote concerning SEC filing on Mantria); and April 2009 biochar news.
  • March 2009
    Welcome to executive director Stephen Brick; updates on IBI and UNFCCC process; new information on biochar book; regional biochar group updates; new resources annoucements regarding a biochar field trials guide, a bibliographic search tool and a photo sharing site; Practitioner's Profile Pro-Natura; and March 2009 biochar news.
  • February 2009
    New updates on biochar inclusion in the UNFCCC process; new information from regional biochar groups; Practitioner's Profile: Project 540 in Australia; listing of recent articles on biochar and IBI from February 2009.
  • January 2009
    Updated information on May 2009 Biochar meeting in Australia; opportunity to pre-order Biochar for Environmental Management; article from the recent Ethos stove conference; listing of recent articles on biochar and IBI from December 2008 and January 2009.
  • December 2008
    Updated information on activities in Poznan Poland; announcement of August 2009 North American regional IBI meeting in Colorado; detailed information on 9 country projects in developing countries; listing of recent articles on biochar and IBI from November and December 2008.
  • November 2008
    Updated information on Poznan Poland activities; announcement of May 2009 Asia Pacific regional IBI meeting in Australia; James Hansen's article on Climate Change and Biochar; Wardle's reponse to Lehmann/Sohi Commentary in Science
  • Special Edition: IBI Planned Activities in Poznan Poland
    Highlights from planned IBI activities at the UNCCC December 1 - 12 to include an exhibit, office, and side event.
  • October 2008
    Information on the IBI 2008 conference with links to presentations and the talk by Tim Flannery, an announcement of upcoming IBI conferences, input on the proposed 6 country projects, a Practitioner's Profile of Josh Frye, and a response to a recent article in Science.
  • September 2008
    Features information on the IBI 2008 Conference in Newcastle, information on hosting future IBI Conferences, an article from National Geographic, a draft policy on standardized reference biochar for discussion, and a 6 country project note for discussion at the IBI 2008 Conference.
  • August 2008
    Features information on the upcoming IBI 2008 Conference in Newcastle, the June 2008 IBI Board Meeting, the Biochar Blues, and the Terra Preta exhibit at the Smithsonian.