Abstract Deadline Thursday April 15 23:00 GMT IBI and Embrapa are pleased to announce the 3rd International Biochar Conference: IBI 2010, which we expect to be the largest of its kind to date. Our 2010 Science Committee invites policy analysts, scientists, engineers, policy makers, users, producers, investors, and students to submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentations and poster sessions at the conference. Conference Themes and Topics Include:
Biochar production and new products. Biomass sources, residues and co-products recycling. Management of emissions, wastes and by-products from biochar production.
Integrated biochar systems. Design and evaluation of small and large scale systems.
Characterization of fresh and aged biochars. Physico-chemical characterization of structural recalcitrance and functionalities. IBI's biochar characterization effort.
Biochar quantification in the environment.
Biochar amendments to soils. Agronomic evaluations and effects on soil C dynamics.
Terra Preta de Índios: state of the art.
Climate change mitigation value and potential.
Sustainability, certification, and legislation.
Commercializing biochar and large scale dissemination - economic, commercial, and industrial issues.
Emissions trading and climate change policy.
To read more about the conference and to submit an abstract, go to: www.ibi2010.org.
* Prizes will be awarded for the best student oral and poster presentations. **All submissions must be received no later than 23:00 GMT April 15, 2010. Any proposal received after this time will not be accepted.
All abstracts will be considered for posters. Oral presentations will be selected from abstracts received. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 15, 2010.
With the increasing amount of worldwide biochar press and continuing global concern about climate change, the 2010 IBI Conference will be prominent in the international spotlight. This venue will provide sponsors with exposure and access to an estimated 500 international delegates on site, with additional exposure via conference announcements, press, and the IBI website. IBI 2010 will also provide sponsors with the opportunity to demonstrate your support and commitment to climate change solutions, sustainable land use practices, and food security. In order to ensure that your organization achieves its objectives, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please see our conference website at: http://www.ibi2010.org/sponsoring-opportunitiesoportunidades-de-patrocinio.