252 Symposium--Biochar: What Is the Future for Industrial Production and World Usage?

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
This symposium will bring together biochar experts to discuss the future outlook of biochar production, its economic situation, and its potential usage at the world scale.  Additionally, world leading scientists will be invited to sort out the issues of how biochar does not always improve crop yields.  Additional focus points for this symposium are to determine if there will be large-scale biochar production at affordable prices for its use as a soil amendment or in environmental clean up.

Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses Community

Environmental Quality
Soil Chemistry

Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses Community
Bioenergy Systems Community
Global Climate Change Community

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 1:00 PM-4:40 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103B

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Community Leader:
Jeffrey M. Novak
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
2:15 PM
3:10 PM
3:25 PM
Biochar Implementation at World Scales; Australia Usage.
Balwant Singh, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment; Stephen Joseph, University of Newcastle; Marta Camps Arbestain, Institute of Agriculture and Environment
3:45 PM
Biochar Production and Agricultural Use in Europe: Enhancing Implementation Success By Cascading-Use Concepts.
Claudia Irene Kammann, University Giessen; Hans-Peter Schmidt, Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence
4:05 PM
Biochar Implementation at World Scales: Developing and Emerging Countries.
Nils Borchard, Agrosphere (IBG-3); Brenton Ladd, University of New South Wales; Christina Siebe, National Autonomus University of Mexico, Geology Institute
4:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
4:40 PM