Friday, 11 November 2011

1. Nordic Biochar Seminar, Oslo, Norway

Two conference days, four sessions, 16 oral presentations and two poster sessions together with panel discussion- that was the First Nordic Biochar Conference, a milestone event of biochar research in Nordic countries! The conference brought together researchers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and UK to share their experiences and first stunning results on possibilities and constraints in temperate climate. 
The University of Helsinki Biochar research team thanks Bioforsk and especially Mr. Adam O'Toole for his dedication for organizing the conference and making it possible for us to share our first results!

The conference presentations are available in their website

Monday, 13 June 2011

3rd UK Biochar Conference 2011

More than 150 researchers, practitoners, government officials, companies, social enterprises and NGOs met in Edinburgh on the 24 - 26th May for the the 3rd UK Biochar Conference.  One third of the delegates attended from outside of the UK  (those who were able to find their way around the ash clouds from Icelandic volcano).


The conference was preceded by an official unveiling of new pilot-scale 'specified biochar' production
pyrolysis facility at the UKBRC on the 24th of May.  On 25th and 26th of May, about 20 oral presentations as well as more than 50 posters of latest biochar research were presented.  


The meeting was an important milestone for both the UK and global biochar communities and a report on the event is in preparation which will be able available on this website in due course. The conference was covered live and webstreamed, courtesy of Environment and Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN). The link can be accessed from here.

Many of the presentations given in the conference will be published in special issue of a scientific journal, "Earth & Environmental Science Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh", expected to be out in mid-2012.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

2nd Finnish Biochar seminar

University of Helsinki Biochar Research group is pleased to have held the 2nd Finnish Biochar Seminar, in Viikki Science Library, Helsinki,  February 14, 2011.  The seminar  included 14 oral presentations and invaluable discussion opportunities to all Finnish as well as Estonian Biochar researchers.

Thank you to all those who attended and presented your work. We have posted all the presentations to special page in this blog (see "2nd Finnish Biochar Seminar"). Although most of the presentations were held in Finnish, hopefully guests interested in them will be able to understand their content.