On March 28, 2018, the 3rd Finnish Biochar Workshop was held in Eura. The event was organized by Finnish Biochar Association and hosted by Biolan Oy, in their innovative eco-building. The location and host were the perfect match for us as just few months ago, the Biolan’s biochar-containing Istutusmulta was selected as the Gardening Product of the Year 2018 of Finland!
usual, we had participants representing the whole Finnish biochar
sector: several Finnish companies present (but also from Estonia, Latvia
and Russia), researchers and local municipalities. The two sessions
provided overview of the state of art of biochar research (amazing 1000+
papers published in first three months of 2018!), also biochar
availability and opportunities-challenges and pilot cases in Finland.
Read more, see pictures and presentations from https://www.suomenbiohiili.info/fba-workshops.html
then toured the Biolan plant and finally, held the spring meeting of
the Finnish Biochar Association. We there discussed thoroughly the most
efficient ways the FBA and especially its Policy WG can use for
enhancing the sustainable biochar production and use in Finland in
regards to legislation.
The next event will probably be in early December and will be held in Helsinki.