Some SEA news within...
Development Bank seems to be developing a greater interest biochar.
They helped supported a biochar study that I worked on with Bryan Hugill in 2010 (http://sea-biochar.blogspot.
com/2010/12/biochar-project- proposals.html). One of their staff is also now on the IBI board. Hopefully, this can lead to better support for regional research activities.
- UPM have forged links with the Leibniz Institute of Agriculture...
"Biochar in Agriculture - Perspectives for Germany and Malaysia" http://www.biochar-
- The Philippine Biochar Association (PBiA) and the Federation of Irrigators Association – Bucao River Irrigation System (FIA-BRIS) are conducting training programs to help people start their own biochar businesses.
I can also advise the Biomass-SP have tentative plans to support some biochar industry capacity building in Malaysia. More about that as things develop (but if you are interested in participating or supporting this initiative, then please get in touch).