Tuesday, 31 December 2019

2019: another milestone year in biochar research and dissemination in Finland

The year 2019 is ending and it is really worth acknowledging the many important events our AgriChar research group was actively participating in. The most important event was the greatest ever biochar get-together in Finland. 4-6 September 2019 we had the pleasure to co-organize (together with International Biochar Initiative, Finnish Biochar Association, Fortum Puro and Carbofex Oy) the IBI Study Tour Finland. This event brought together 121 biochar experts and enthusiasts from 18 countries from all over the world, being a very nice next step from the last such world-scale event, the 2nd Nordic Biochar Seminar we organized six years ago in 2013. The presentations of the event can be seen online at the website of Finnish Biochar Association. We were honoured also by the presence of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change of Finland, Ms. Krista Mikkonen!

Another important event we were part of was the final seminar of Carbon Lane project on 11 December 2019. This event was the final get together where our project team (consisting of people from University of Helsinki, Aalto University and also City of Helsinki) presented the fruits of our work. The Carbon Lane project focused on principles of urban demonstration areas for carbon sequestration  and was funded by EIT Climate-KIC. The presentations of that event will also soon be available on the project website, as well as the reports that are currently in the review phase. 

The year 2019 was extremely successful for biochar research and dissemination and we are happy to share many of our publications on this website with you soon. 

Happy New Biochar Year 2020 to all! 

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