Tuesday, 7 March 2017

IBI Webinar - Biochar Analytical Methods, 27Mar.

International Biochar Initiative – Educational Webinar Series

Biochar Analytical Methods

The soon to be released book “Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods” provides procedures and guidelines for biochar characterization as well as backgrounds for the various proposed analytical techniques and procedures.  Dr. Balwant Singh is one of the lead editors for this book and will highlight some of the most useful information from this book including the proper way to obtain biochar samples and a selection of analytical techniques.  He will address proximate & elemental analysis, as well as testing of pH, electrical conductivity, liming potential, and cation exchange capacity.  This webinar will be of interest to biochar producers, researchers, laboratories and more.  An interactive Q&A period will follow Dr. Singh’s presentation. Questions may be submitted before or during the event.

IBI members are eligible for a 20% discount on Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods.  IBI Members may use the Promo Code on the IBI Members Only page.
When?             Date: March 27th, 2017              Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET
Cost?               Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members
IBI Members may register for free using the link which has been emailed to all current IBI Members or is available on the IBI Members Only page.
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Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.
KD-001Moderator: 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 developing 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 to develop 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”.
Image result for dr. balwant singh biocharPresenter: Dr. Balwant Singh
Dr. Balwant Singh is a Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  He is the current Chair of the Soil Mineralogy Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences and a Councilor of the Association Internationale pour l’Etude des Argiles (AIPEA) and the Clay Mineral Society.  Dr. Singh is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Soil Research and an Associate Editor for three other journals.

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