• Next series of biochar online events scheduled for August and September
• Benefits of using sustainable form of charcoal to be highlighted
• Original event attracted people from around the globe
Two more virtual events have been planned to highlight the benefits of using biochar, which is a sustainable form of charcoal made from organic waste.
The free events will be taking place on 24 August and 29 September and follow the popular presentation held last month by the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University.
Organisers of the event, Biochar Webinar: Challenges, Benefits and Applications, were inundated with hundreds of businesses from across the globe, including in New Zealand and South Africa, signing up to find out more about how they could benefit from using the fuel source.
Tim Miller, director of engagement at EBRI said they had received positive feedback from the first event, and so wanted to make sure a wider audience could find out more about it.
“In the build-up to COP26 which will be happening in November, the world is going to be talking more and more about energy, sustainability and the path to net zero. This is why it’s so important for us to be able to showcase what we do within EBRI, along with the research, but also be the thought leaders in such an important subject which will be affecting us all.
“This is why we have decided to release two more dates for the talk, and have also been mindful to host one later in the day so our counterparts in countries such as America will also be able to log in and find out more about biochar,” he said.
Biochar has a wide variety of uses, including carbon capture, water treatment, soil improvement, odour control and industrial applications. The expert-led virtual session will help anyone with an interest in biochar to be able to find out more about how the multi-purpose material can help decarbonise rural and urban environments.
The talks will be held on 24 August between 10am – 11am, and 29 September between 3 - 4pm.
To sign up for the event, visit www.bioenergy-for-business.org/ebri-out-and-about/
For more details about the world-leading research taking place at EBRI, visit: https://www.aston.ac.uk/research/eps/ebri
Patricia Thornley Director of EBRI, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute
Patricia Thornley works in assessing the environmental, economic and social imapcts of renewable energy technologies.