2nd Finnish Biochar Seminar

The Second Finnish Biochar Seminar was held on 14th of February, 2011 in Viikki Science Library, Helsinki. The event was a valuable get-together possibility for interested parties from all over the Finland as well as for numerous Biochar-researchers from Estonia. All day full of interesting presentations, discussions and information sharing will sure be beneficial for the future research of Biochar production as well as its agricultural use.

The seminar was divided into three sections, each having four to five presentations. UH Biochar team proudly presents the final seminar agenda and all the presentations:

The importance of Biochar 10:00 – 11:45

o    Juha Helenius, Professor,UH

o     Esa Vakkilainen, Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology

·         The quality of Biochar
o    Priit Tammeorg, PhD student, UH

o   Sampo Tukiainen, Researcher, Tampere University of Technology

 Lunch  11:45-12:45  

Biochar as a soil amendment material 12:45 – 14:00
o    Priit Tammeorg, PhD student, UH

o    Marja Turakainen, Researcher, Sugar Beet Research Centre

o    Paavo Kuisma, Director, Potato Research Centre

o    Kari Tiilikkala, Researcher, AgriFood Research Finland

Environmental effects of Biochar application to soils 14:15 – 16:00

o    Sanna Saarnio, Docent, University of Eastern Finland
o    Tuomas Mattila, Researcher, Finland’s environmental administration
o    Kari Koppelmäki, Researcher, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Uusimaa
o    Markus Eerola, Farmer, Eerola Farm, Hyvinkää
o    Jarkko Hovi, Student, UH
o    Jukka Kivelä, PhD student, UH

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