September 2022


News from the Global Biochar Industry

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Hello IBI Community –

Were you at the IBI Members Only virtual networking event on 14 Sept.? We hosted over 200 members in discussions that ranged from geographic work (Africa, Asia-Pacific, EU, North America) to LCAs for biochar, carbon markets, and non-agriculture biochar uses. We greatly appreciated patience with trying out a new technology, and were so gratified at the conversations and connections made in the two-hour event. We’ll organize more virtual networking meetings in 2023 – stay tuned.

In the meantime, IBI will be found at several in-person and online events for the remainder of the year, so let’s dive into upcoming convenings, as well as some of IBI’s projects that are underway.



IBI and member CHAR Technologies will present on the RNG Coalition's Wednesday Webinar series 10/5/2022 at 1pm ET - register here

SAVE THE DATE for IBI's Annual Symposium 6 - 8 Dec. 2022: Raising Climate Ambitions with Biochar learn more. 

(Join IBI for discounted tickets!)

Come visit IBI's booth in the Startup Pavilion and make sure to attend the panel IBI Member Puro Earth will present on, Five New Nature-Based Solutions You Need to Know About.

In Other IBI News:

Log in to the Member section to access IBI's biochar technology podcast or join nowLearn more about the podcast here and the most recent episode interviewsHelmut Gerber (CEO) and Robert Kovach (CSO) of IBI Business member, Pyreg.

Scholarship for IBI's Training Course: Students from specific countries are eligible. Email for more information.

IBI is updating our list of regional or national biochar associations - email us to be included on this list and discuss collaboration

Read IBI's latest Annual Report and Strategic Plan.

Did you know? Members have access to past webinar recordings, including recent webinars focusing on biochar in soilless agriculture, abandoned oil and gas wells, forestry, and many biochar-centric topics - learn more about IBI membership.


SAVE THE DATE: Join IBI Business Member, KlimatelinK, for a biochar symposium on 11 Oct. 2022, jointly organized with IBI. Learn more and reserve your free ticket here.

IBI Sustaining members, Carbonfuture, announced it raised EUR 5.5 million from existing and new investors - learn more.

IBI Sustaining members, Aries Clean Technologies announces that it now has 1 million pounds in biochar distribution

Business member Pyreg is a finalist in the New Energy Challenge.

IBI Business member held its 7th Carbon Removal Ecosystem Meeting, launching new Pre-CORCs

ICHAR will hold the School of Biochar in Florence 13 - 14 Oct. 2022 focusing on innovative, non-agriculture uses of biochar - learn more and register.

European Biochar Industry Consortium Secretary General, Harald Bier, was appointed to the EU Soil Expert Group.

IBI Business members Standard Biocarbon Corporation received funding from the USDA Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Program.

IBI Business Members Husk’s work is covered in this Reuters articleBiochar: the 'black gold' for soils that is getting big bets on offset markets and in the Innovations Against Poverty article:  HUSK’s Female Super Farmers

See who won ANZBIG’s first annual biochar awards.

Listen to IBI Members Glanris’ CEO Bryan Eagle on the Climate Transformed podcast

Read the US Biochar Initiative September 2022 newsletter.


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 550 members in 63 countries, representing the biochar industry, researchers, as well as farmers, and biochar producers and users.

New Sustaining Members

New Business Members

Renewing Business Members

New Organization Members


US Bipartisan senators introduce Biochar Research Network Act.

The Plants Journal will have a special issue entitled "Advances in Biochar Applications for Agricultural and Forest Systems." Learn more about the call for submissions, open through March 2023.

Two projects with biochar components were funded as part of the USDA $2.8 billion under the first Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects:  "Climate-Smart Specialty Grains and Oilseeds: Covering America from Coast to Coast" and "Producer Led Collaborative Effort to Fundamentally Transition the U.S. Beef Supply Chain to Carbon Neutral" - learn more about these projects and the funding here.

AirMiners Launchpad Batch #6 open applications are closing soon. Learn more.

Article: WasteX to help SE Asia’s producers convert waste into higher-value products that fight climate change

Watch a recording from ECO-Asphalt project webinar with Advanced Carbon Tek.

Article: Exploring Biochar as a Nature Based Solution to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

See a full list of global biochar or related events on the IBI Events page.

Learn more and join IBI today!

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