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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Biochar Analytical Methods - March 27, 2017


Our sincere apologies to all members who have attempted to register for our upcoming webinar on Biochar Analytical Methods.  We had a glitch in our registration process this month which has now been fixed.

UPDATE: We have also invited Jonah Levine, from Confluence Energy and a US Biochar Initiative Board Member, to briefly discuss the latest on developing a simplified set of recommended tests for biochar producers and consumers in the United States.


International Biochar Initiative - Educational Webinar Series

 Biochar Analytical Methods

March 27, 2017  •  4:30 - 6:00pm ET

The soon-to-be-released book "Biochar: A Guide to Alalytical Methods" provides procedures and guidelines for biochar characterization as well as backgrounds for the various proposed techniques and procedures.  Dr. Balwant Singh is one of the lead editors for this book and will highlight some of the most useful information from this book including the proper way to obtain samples and a selection of analytical technoques.  He will addres proximate & elemental analysis, as well as testing of pH, electrical conductivity, liming potential, and cation exchange capacity.  This webinar will be of interest to biochar producers, researchers, laboratories and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow Dr. Singh's presentation.  Questions may be submitted before or during the event.

IBI members are eligible for a 20% discount on Biochar:A Guide to Analytical Methods.

IBI Members may use the Promo Code on the IBI Members' Only page.



Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET


Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members

To Register:

IBI Members register here (go to the upcoming webinars section).

Non-IBI members register here.

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.  Your event link will be emailed to you after successful registration.

Moderator: Draper
 Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI's Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book "Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger".

Presenter: Balwant Singh

Dr. Balwant Singh is a Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  He is the current Chair of the Soil Mineralogy Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences and a Councilor of the Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Argiles (AIPEA) and the Clay Mineral Society.  Dr. Singh is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Soil Research and an Associate Editor for three other journals.


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What questions do you have about biochar quality and use? Please send your questions by March 23rd to For more information or if you have any questions about registration please email Vera Medici at

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