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.