255 Symposium--Novel and Value-Added Uses of Biochar

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Because large-scale field application of biochar is currently cost prohibitive, novel and value-added applications must be identified to make use of this valuable resource. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers who are working on novel and value-added applications of biochar. Potential biochar applications include uses in: production greenhouses; environmental remediation; forestry; turf grass management; as a livestock feed additive; and in treating manure slurry, drinking water, waste water, and storm water.

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs.


Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses Community

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, M101 B

Carl H. Bolster
Carl H. Bolster and Jason D Streubel
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:20 PM
Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Water: Sorption By Biochar.
Kathleen E. Hall, University of Minnesota; Brian Barber, University of Minnesota; William C. Koskinen, University of Minnesota; Kurt A. Spokas, USDA-ARS
1:35 PM
Biochar Reduces Bioavailable Heavy Metals Concentrations in Mine Land Soils.
James A. Ippolito, Colorado State University; Daniel G. Strawn, University of Idaho; Jeffrey M. Novak, USDA-ARS; Cassidy Berry, University of Idaho
1:50 PM
Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils with Biochar Amendment.
Fungai N.D. Mukome, University of California-Davis; Maya Buelow, UC DAVIS; Feng (Frank) Xiao, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Xiaodong Gao, Rice University; Natasha Sihota, Chevron Energy Technology Company; Thomas Hoelen, Chevron Energy Technology Company; David H McNear Jr., University of Kentucky; Caroline Masiello, Rice University; Joseph J. Pignatello, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Douglas Mackay, University of California-Davis; Sanjai J. Parikh, University of California-Davis
2:05 PM
Amending Metal Contaminated Mine Soil with Biochar to Sequester Metals and Improve Plant Growth.
Jeffrey M. Novak, USDA-ARS; Mark G. Johnson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; James A. Ippolito, Colorado State University; Donald W. Watts, USDA-ARS, Coastal Plains Soil, Water and Plant Research Center; Kristin Trippe, USDA-ARS: NFSPRC; Claire L Phillips, USDA-ARS
2:20 PM
2:35 PM
2:50 PM
Enhancing Biochar Adsorption of Nitrous Oxide.
Feng Xiao, University of North Dakota; Joseph J. Pignatello, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
3:05 PM
Effect of Soil Biochar Amendment on Wheat Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and Mycotoxin Contamination.
Martha Vaughan, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; Steven Vaughn, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; Mark Jackson, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; Susan McCormick, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; David Schilser, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
3:20 PM
The Traditional and Future Uses of Biochar/Charcoal in Nicaragua.
Pablo Uriel Gomez Lazo, Convoy of Hope; Jason D Streubel, Convoy of Hope/Evangel University/Washington State University
3:35 PM
4:00 PM