International Workshop on Biochar

8 December 2014 to 9 December 2014

A workshop to discuss the state-of-the-art analytical methods to characterise biochars and soil organic carbon. International experts will provide theory and present results obtained for selected biochars.

The workshop is intended to provide standardised methods, based on traditional laboratory procedures and the state-of-the art techniques, for the characterisation of biochar.In the last decade, biochar has become a major research focus for scientists around the world. Biochar production has been proposed for long-term carbon storage, energy production, waste management, improving soil properties for crop production and environmental applications. Whilst significant research efforts have been directed towards understanding the persistence of biochar, its effect on soil properties and processes, the characterisation of biochar is often done using inconsistent and sometimes unsuitable laboratory procedures. Biochar properties obtained using variable procedures produce inconsistent data that make it difficult to compare the results of different studies and draw useful conclusions.The workshop has been organised to address this problem.

World renowned experts and researchers will come together to share procedures that are most suitable for the characterisation and application of biochars for various uses. Both theoretical and experimental aspects related to various measurements and techniques will be presented at the workshop. The intention is to compile the analytical methods that can serve as a primary source on the analytical methods for biochar characterisation.

Time: 08.30 - 17:00

Location: Room 119, BIomedical Building C81, ATP

Contact: A/Prof Balwant Singh

Phone: 02 8627 1140

Email: 00031b3e170d0d691d3a561d3f784b4b0f5a545243300540601305