Wednesday, 29 September 2010

3rd International Biochar Conference

3rd International Biochar Conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, September 12 – 15, 2010. The conference ran over the course of four days and included 85 oral presentations and approximately 85 poster presentations, ample networking opportunities, side meetings, discussion groups, display booths, and a field trip opportunity to see the famous Terra Preta sites in the Amazon. The conference featured internationally-renowned speakers—who covered all aspects of biochar including production and utilization systems, field trials, commercial and user experience, policy, education, new research, Terra Preta, and future trends.

Many of the presentations given in the conference will be published in special issue of a scientific journal, Brazilian Agricultural Research (PAB), expected to be out in mid-2011. 

Till then, please have a look of a collection of presentations and posters presented in the conference on the official website.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Welcome to new Biochar blog!

Dear guest!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new blog on behalf of University of Helsinki Biochar team. This blog is created in order to share the knowledge on Biochar, and especially agricultural use of it (AgriChar). This promising black material has been used for agricultural purposes for over 2000 years, being once recognized as even more valuable than gold. We hope to share here news and links from all over the world, contributing so to the spreading of understanding of biochar practices.

On behalf of University of Helsinki biochar team,