Monday 16 January 2012

International Symposium on Reclamation, Restoration & Rehabilitation Towards a Greener Asia

The following announcement from Dr Ho at FRIM may offer opportunities to showcase biochar soil remediation activities around the world and promote related opportunities for SEA...

Dear Professor/Dr/Sir/Madam,

It is my great privilege to invite you and your colleagues to the following Symposium as organized by the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM):

Title: International Symposium on Reclamation, Restoration and Rehabilitation Towards a Greener Asia
Date: July 3-5, 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

Kindly click on the link for more information on the symposium:

Your participation in this Symposium is highly valued and will certainly contribute to enhancing future efforts in forestry particularly in fields related to reclamation, restoration and rehabilitation. I would be very grateful if you could forward information about this Symposium to your colleagues/friends.

Thank you.

Wai Mun HO, PhD
Research Officer
Forest Biotechnology Division,
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM),
52109 Kepong, Selangor, MALAYSIA.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Biochar Stove Project in Indonesia

The Department of Chemical Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia is planning to undertake a biochar stove project and is now seeking interest from potential research and project implementation partners. The project will focus on optimizing pyrolytic stoves for waste biomass in Indonesia, and will include the production and utilization of biochar.

Phase 1 began with a seminar on December 30, 2011 exploring TLUD primary and secondary air supply optimization. Plans for the next phase include similar studies on Anila type stoves. Stove performance will be tailored to the type of biomass and cooking habits of Indonesia.

Integrating the manufacture of wood pellets is also a consideration for the performance of the stove and implementation into society as a sustainable activity. The Department of Chemical Engineering, Gadjah Mada University is open to collaborative research on biochar stove design and implementation of the stove field projects in Indonesian society. For further information on participating in this project, please refer to...