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The Canadian Biochar Initiative will be participating in the following activities:

Canadian Biochar Initiative Events

  • The next CBI Convention will not be held in the fall of 2009, but will instead be held in early 2010 in Alberta, in conjunction with the Northlands "Farm and Ranch Show" in March 2010


  • Please note: The next CBI Convention may be postponed until later in the year. Details will be published here when they are known.


The Canadian Biochar Initiative will be participating in the following activities in conjunction with our regional association Biochar Ontario:

Ontario Events

  • Biochar Workshop: Understanding Adsorption in Carbonaceous Materials with Implications for Biochar

    Where: Queens University Biosciences Complex, Rm. 1120

    116 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON

    When: February 16 2010

    Who: Hugh McLaughlin, Director Biocarbon Research, Alterna Biocarbons

  • The seminar will cover Characteristics of adsorption in activated carbon and biochars, Deciphering Biochar structure and a Demonstration of several simple biochar bench-top generation techniques.
  • The seminar is intended for scientists and engineers who work with carbonaceous adsorbents their application to soils and requires a basic understanding of chemical bonds and molecular structures, but not an advanced training in chemistry.
  • The cost to attend is $50 ($25 for students). The deadline for registration and cancellation is Monday 15 February 2010 by 5pm.
  • To register, please go here and print the registration form and mail, fax or email it as attachment to:

    Darko Matovic, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6,, fax 613-533-6489

  • There will also be a free public lecture by Dr. McLaughlin entitled "Biochars - what we know, what we think we know and what we do not know", on February 18th, 9:00 am at the Wilton Women's Institute Hall, Wilton Ontario, followed by a tour of Burt's Greenhouses heating system and char making process in Odessa.
  • For more information on the free public lecture go to the website of Burts Greenhouses.










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