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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

IBI Webinar#2: Biochar and composting


February 27, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

The economic and environmental benefits of co-composting and blending biochar and compost have been proven not just in academic research but also by businesses in the composting indistry.  This webinar provides both a scientific and industry perspective of these benefits.  Attendees learn what feedstocks are best used composts versus biochars, what production parameters produce the best biochars for compost blending and co-composting, the impact of co-composting and blending on biochar properties, N losses, compost mineralization and greenhouse gas emissions.  They will also hear from an expert from the composting industry with several years of successful trials and market experience with mixing compost and biochar.  An interactive Q&A period will follow.

When?

Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

REGISTERING FOR THE WEBINAR

IBI Members: FREE with code*
Non-Members: $40
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*IBI Members can register for free using the discount code which has been emailed to all current IBI members.  If you have not received this discount code, you may renew your membership or join IBI here: http://www.biochar-international.org/join.  If you have any issues renewing your membership status, please send an email to: bschorr@ttcorp.com.  For other registration-related questions, please send an email to: vmedici@ttcorp.com.
Alternatively, non-IBI members may attend for a non-member rate of $40 or consider joining IBI to take advantage of member benefits including future webinars and book discounts.  Upon completion of this form and successful payment processing, you will receive a link to join the webinar on February 27.
Moderator:
Kathleen Draper
Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI's Information Hub.  She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence.  The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and devloping world.  She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute.  Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste.  She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book "Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger".
Presenter:
Dr. Miguel Angel Sanchez Monedero, Researcher, Spanish National Research Council
Dr. Sanchez Monedero has a BSc and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Murcia and MSc in Chemical Engineering from The University of Leeds (UK).  His research career has included: CEBAS-CSIC (Spain), The University of Udine (Italy) and The University of Leeds (UK).  Miguel's main research interests are: recycling of organic wastes through composting, C and N dynamics during composting and after soil application, environmental impact of the composting process (greenhouse gas emissions, bioaerosols), the impact of biochar on soil nutrient cycling and greenhouyse gas emissions and organic matter humification.

Presenter:
Jack Houck, Vice-President Environmental Services, Rexius
Jack Houck oversees all environmental and safety issues for Rexius, a company focused on recycling and processing organic waste and wood residual materials for the landscape, agricultural and environmental industries.  Jack is also responsible for all efforts in recycling and composting for the Rexius Company and is considered to be a leading expert on composting methods and strategies while working extensively on product improvement and development.

For More Information
What questions do you have about biochar quality and use?  Please send your questions by February 23rd to webinars@biochar-international.org.  For more information of if you have any questions about registration, please email Vera Medici at vmedici@ttcorp.com.
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