North American Biochar and Bioenergy Conference

North American Biochar and Bioenergy Conference

August 8-11

Morgantown West Virginia


The 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy conference will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. The meeting will draw attention to biochar and bioenergy science, technology, and sustainability issues at local-to-global scales.


What is Biochar?

Biochar is a solid, carbon-rich material produced via the high-temperature, low-oxygen processing of wood scraps, manures, poultry litter, and other low-value biomass feedstocks. While closely rated to charcoal and activated carbon, the term ‘biochar’ is reserved for material intentionally produced for use as a soil amendment for agriculture or environmental remediation. It has demonstrated value for increasing soil carbon content; modulating soil hydraulic properties, pH, and cation exchange capacity; reducing nutrient losses through runoff and nitrous oxide emissions; and sorbing a wide variety of environmental contaminants. Biochar chemical and physical properties vary widely depending upon its source material and processing, however, and thus there are large R&D efforts within academia and industry to engineer better-performing and more sustainable chars.


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Midnight Aug. 8, 2022 to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 11, 2022