IBI Biochar World Congress 2019
November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
The IBI Biochar World Congress 2019 which will be held from 10 -14 November 2019 in Seoul, Korea. Could not find any further information on the web, but IBI should be posting some soon.
My grandparents grew up in this province, so I will have to seriously think about going.
From their website:
The conference aims to create a forum where the current knowledge as well as the future directions are openly reviewed and discussed.
Main Themes and Proposed Sessions:
- History and long-term performance of bio-char: what can we learn from the past? Long-term monitored field studies
- Sustainable feedstocks for bio-char production: characterization, pre-processing and suitability/response to thermal processing
- Bio-char production processes: from torrefaction, slow and fast pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal processing
- Bio-char characterization: relationships among feedstock, production technology and characteristics
- Bio-char reactor technologies
- Co-products of biochar production: a biorefinery approach
- Bio-char physical and chemical post-processing (grinding, functionalization, activation
- Bio-char applications: soil amendments, adsorbents, catalysts, fillers for composites, electronic applications
- Bio-char handling, storage, markets and commercialization
- Bio-char use sequences: integration of value chains in agricultural models and forestry
- Bio-char policies, regulations, and standardization
- Case studies: success stories, failures, and lessons learned
- Biochar and climate change
The proposed program is as follows:
Typical Day (Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday):
(Note: Thursday will not have late afternoon presentations BUT there will be a poster session/refreshments before the evening banquet; Friday will be morning only plus posters but no plenary):
- 8:00 am start with plenary (30 minutes)
- 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: short presentations (10 min + 2 min) with a 30 minute coffee break at 10:00 am (total of 18 presentations)
- 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm lunch
- 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm networking/ad hoc discussions
- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm short presentations (10 min + 2 min) (total of 10 presentations)
- 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm dinner
- 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm posters for each of the 28 presentations of the day plus extra room for ~ 15 free forum posters and social hours – 43 poster spaces (each ~ 4 ft wide – 4 ft long = 2 posters for each side of 8 x 4 board)
Since I am in a hyperlinking mood, here is an article suggesting green energy is/has solved California's energy woes:
Dissenting comments welcomed.