July 2022


News from the Global Biochar Industry

Thank you for reading IBI's updated newsletter! 

Please continue share any ideas, questions, news items, as well as published research and industry jobs to include in future newsletters with info@biochar-international.org


Hello to the growing IBI community -

On behalf of the IBI Board of Directors, I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely summer, unless you’re in the Southern half of the globe, and in that case, you are having a wonderful winter or rainy season.

For those of us in summer, that time of heat and growing seasons, multiple extreme heat waves remind us of the existential challenges our home planet is facing. For many of us, it can be a reminder of why we labor, promote, advocate for, and use, biochar. Perhaps one silver lining of sharply rising petroleum-based fertilizer prices makes clear is the inherent un-sustainability of them, and we hope, in turn, opens up opportunities for biochar, an inherently circular soil amendment and, and when combined with locally available nutrients, a more affordable, more sustainable slow-release fertilizer.



IBI is excited to (virtually) gather members together for an interactive networking event on 14 September 2022 - learn more. (and join IBI to get access!)

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Log in to the Member section to access IBI's biochar technology podcast or join nowLearn more about the podcast here.

Did you know that members have access to all webinar recordings, including recent webinars focusing on biochar in soilless agriculture, abandoned oil and gas wells, forestry, and many other end uses.

Not a member yet? Join IBI today!


Please respond to the 2022 North American Biochar Market Survey. This survey is being conducted by the US Biochar Initiative in collaboration with the Global Development Incubator with the goal of better understanding the challenges and opportunities to scaling the biochar industry in North America.

Read ANZBIG’s latest monthly newsletter.

Latest updates from the European Biochar Initiative.

Read USBI’s July newsletter here.

IBI Business member, ARTi, featured in the newspaper, The Gazette.

Italian Society for Biochar (ICHAR) Event: Biochar School 2022

Congratulations to IBI Board Member, Johannes Lehmann, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section, at Cornell University, for receiving a Humboldt Research Award in Berlin this July.

IBI Sustaining Member, Carbonfuture, and Business Member, Puro, are founding members of the newly-launched, Carbon Business Council. Learn more.

SAVE THE DATE: Join IBI Business Member, KlimatelinK, for a biochar symposium on 11 Oct. 2022, jointly organized with IBI. Pre-register here.

The 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy conference, 08 - 11 August 2022 will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. Learn more and register.


Welcome to IBI's new and renewing members and click on their logos to learn more! See the full IBI membership here - founded in 2006, IBI has over 500 members in 60 countries, representing the biochar industry, researchers, as well as farmers, and biochar producers and users.

Learn more about IBI membership.

New Business Members

New Organization Members

Renewing Business Members


The Politecnico di Torina is offering two new PhD positions at Bioeconomy, Biofuel, Biochar group:

  1. Biochar for Carbon Capture and Sequestration and accounting. Deadline for application: 4th of August, 13:00 CET PhD Curriculum to select # CU3.09 - Learn more.
  2. Research Title: Sustainable alternative fuels for decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors. Deadline for application: September 9, 2022, 12:00 CET - Learn more.

The US Department of Agriculture announced the Bioproduct Pilot Program funding to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials, creating new revenue streams for farmers. Learn more.

The International Scientific Workshop "Biochar in Sustainable Agriculture" will be held in Matanzas, Cuba on 24 - 26 November - learn more on this Facebook page.

WaysTUP! is an EU-funded project that aims to demonstrate the establishment of new value chains for urban biowaste utilisation to produce higher value purpose products (i.e. biobased products, including food and feed ingredients), through a multi-stakeholder approach in line with circular economy. Link to a biochar project.

The 6th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference will be held from 23 - 26 October 2022 in Seoul, Korea. More information.

Note from the Organizers: PyroAsia 2022 Symposium is canceled. Find out more


1st Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar: 11 - 12 October

The conference will touch upon several aspects regarding sewage sludge pyrolysis and sludge biochar characterization and applications. Find out more

A recording of the webinar “Exploring the Use Biochar-Amended Filters in Stormwater Management” from The Society for Ecological Restoration is now available.

Restoring Forests With Fire - A Permaculture Approach - Permaculture designers and land stewards across the Earth are taking action to renew forests using biochar among permaculture practices. View the video here.

Stockholm’s Biochar Project, Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Winner of the 2014 European Mayors Challenge, will be adopted in Darmstadt, Germany; Helsingborg, Sweden; Sandnes, Norway; Helsinki, Finland; Cincinnati, Ohio; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read more.

22nd World Congress of Soil Science 31 July - 5 August in Glasgow, Scotland. Registration and more information.

4th International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy Bioproducts and Environmental Sustainability. Lake Garda Italy | 14–17 May 2023. More here.

BIORESTEC - 4th International Conference for Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability on May 14 – 17, 2023 in Lake Garda, Italy will include a focus on Biochar: Preparation, characterization and application for dyes and organic pollutants removal, anaerobic digestion, and composting. Learn more.

2022 Global ESG Forum by Nature & Korea University. Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus on 29 - 31 August. The schedule includes a concurrent session on Day 3: “Carbon Negative: Biochar” (English Only.)

BIO-CHAR III: Production, Characterization and Applications. September 17-21, 2023. Tomar, Portugal. Learn more.

See these events and more on the IBI Events page.

IBI Member Benefit Spotlight: Monthly Curated New Research List

IBI Members receive a curated list each month of newly published, peer-reviewed research on biochar.

Learn more and join IBI today!

Have biochar industry or research news to share? Send it to info@biochar-international.org

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