Session schedule

22nd July - 15:00 (CET)

Four Connected Biochar Topics about RoCC Kilns, a Kenya Project, the CERCS™ App Ecosystem with CharTrac™ and Financing via Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

Dr. Paul Anderson, James Schoner, and Gilbert Mwangi

5th Green Carbon Webinar Series
July - Sep 2021

5th August - 15:00 (CET)

Potential and limitations for using biochar and activated carbons for sorbing ionic and polar organic compounds

Sigmund Gabriel - University of Vienna, Austria

Biochar tailoring for catalytic applications

Mattia Bartoli - Politecnico di Torino, Italy

16th September - 15:00 (CET)

Biochar and Hydrochar from Algae

Farid Safari - University of Ontario, Canada

Biochar Enriched Products and Capacity Building for Social Enterprise Development

 Palsan Sannasi Abdullah - Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

24th February - 15:00 (CET)

Manish Kumar – CSIR, India

' Nutrients Enriched Biochar: Status, Scope and Challenge '

Paul Anderson – Woodgas Pyrolytics Inc., USA & Gilbert Mwangi, Kenya

' RoCC Kilns and Biochar in Kenya '

10th March - 15:00 (CET)

Rosie Wood – University of Edinburgh, UK

' Molecular modelling of Biochars '

Poonam Sashidhar – Deakin University, AU

' Biochar-based carriers for agro-environmental application and emission reduction '

24th March - 15:00 (CET)

Jan Mumme – Carbogenics, UK

' Biochar use for anaerobic digestion '

Mattia Bartoli – Politecnico di Torino, Italy

' Biochar applications for energy storage systems '

7th April - 15:00 (CEST)

Rianne Visser – TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, NL

' Scaling up biochar production; what choices to make? '

Anil Kumar Sakhiya – IIT Delhi, India

' Activated carbon production from biomass and its applications '

21st April - 15:00 (CEST)

Harald Bier – European Biochar Industry Consortium, GER

' Biochar Industry: Round table'

5th May - 15:00 (CEST)

Hamish Creber – University of Edinburgh, UK

' Biochar in upland woodland establishment: nutrient delivery and carbon balance. '

Carla Pérez – Umeå University, Sweden

' Increasing circularity of side streams generated in wastewater treatment plants:   insights into the co-HTC of microalgae and digested sewage sludge '

19th May - 15:00 (CEST)

Oliver Grogono – Standard Gas Ltd, UK

' Grading carbon dioxide removals from the pyrolysis of biogenic waste, and why using blockchain technology to distribute CO2 removal data makes sense '

Nicolò Morselli – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

' An alternative way to produce biochar: biomass gasification process applied to thermal weeding '

2nd June - 15:00 (CEST)

Suzanne Allaire – GECA Environment, Canada

' The race for biocoal in North America’ '

Anwarul Islam – James Cook University, AU

' Comparison of SCGs, algae, sawdust, and biochar performance on silver removal '

16th June - 15:00 (CEST)

Elias Sebastian Azzi – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

' Revisiting biochar decomposition data and long-term stability estimates: a   transparent and reproducible analysis '

Jonas de Smedt – Ghent University, Belgium

' Effect of pure ZnCl2 and its eutectic mixture on the characteristics of pinewood activated carbon'

4th Green Carbon Webinar Series

March-June 2021

4th March - 15:00 (CET)

Sonil Nanda – Titan Clean Energy Projects Corporation, Canada

' Biochar: The green carbon for bioenergy, biocomposites, bioremediation, agronomy and carbon capture '

Filipe Rego – EBRI, Aston University, UK

' Modifying slow pyrolysis to improve the removal of contaminants from water using char  '

18th March - 15:00 (CET)

Sara Lago Oliveira – Edafotec SL, Spain

' Application of Biochar for soil decontamination '

Peter Olivier – The Burning Question, USA

' Why biochar isn't big, and what to do now '

1st April - 15:00 (CEST)

Manvendra Patel - Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

' Biochars and engineered biochars for aqueous pharmaceuticals removal '

Robert Lavoie – Air Terra Inc., Canada

' Bio-energy, biochar, carbon capture, with organics co-composting '

15th April - 15:00 (CEST)

Elisa Cavallin – Hasselt University, Belgium

' The legal dimension of biochar: an overview of the regulatory challenges and opportunities in the EU legal and policy framework '

Asterios Papageorgiou - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

' Biochar produced from wood waste for soil remediation in Sweden: carbon sequestration and other environmental impacts '

29th April - 15:00 (CEST)

Frank Brigano - Glanris Water Systems Inc, USA

' Rice husk biochar: An ecological solution to remove metals from water'

Anwarul Islam  - James Cook University, Australia

' A critical review on silver nanoparticles: From synthesis and applications to its mitigation through low-cost adsorption by biochar '

6th May - 15:00 (CEST)

Richard Jackson – Standard Gas Limited, UK

' Bringing a mass biochar project to market. Hurdles and prospects '

Kenneth Latham – Umea University, Sweden & University of Newcastle, Australia

' Self-Generation of Carbon from the Hydrothermal Supernatant: An Additional Zero Energy Resource for the Hydrothermal Industry '

20th May - 15:00 (CEST)

Elias Sebastian Azzi - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

' Life cycle assessment of 6 urban applications of biochar '

Joshua Msika – James Hutton Institute, UK

' A review of pyrolysis and biochar as climate-positive biomass technologies for the Scottish Uplands '

3rd Green Carbon Webinar Series

29th October - 15:00 CET

Jorge López Ordovás - Aston University, UK

' Construction of a model for the design of a rotary kiln for slow pyrolysis of biomass '

Christian Wurzer - University of Edinburgh, UK

' The influence of Fe-doping using iron rich waste on biomass pyrolysis  '

12th November - 15:00 CET

Krishna Hara Chakravarty - Mash Energy, Denmark

' Biocarbon utilization challenges from large scale production '

Paul Anderson - Woodgas Pyrolytics Inc., USA

' RoCC n’ Roll kilns for woodlot, field and residential biochar production '

26th November - 15:00 CET

Suzanne Allaire - GECA Environment, Canada

' Biochar in the energy market '

Yurong Liu - Curtin - University, Australia

' In situ small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) study of the pore structure development in biochar during gasification in H2O, CO2 and H2O/CO2. '

10th December - 15:00 CET

Panel discussion:

' Climate Intervention with Biochar'

Paul Anderson - Woodgas Pyrolytics Inc., USA

Cecilia Sundberg - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Hugh McLaughlin - Next Char LLC, USA

14th January - 15:00 CET

Mattia Bartoli - Politecnico di Torino, Italy

' Turning black: state of the art and future perspective on biochar based polymer composites '

Harald Bier - European Biochar Industry Consortium, Germany

' Biochar production, refinement and use in Europe from an industry perspective '

28th January - 15:00 CET

Przemyslaw Maziarka - Ghent University, Belgium

' t.b.d '

Musa Idris Tanimu - University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

' Effect of pyrolysis temperature on the labile content of lignin chars derived from oil palm empty fruit bunch and kraft lignin- a proximate and FTIR study. '

Past seasons - 2020

23rd July - 15:00 CET

Mukarram Zubair - Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

' Biochar/LDH composites as emerging adsorbents for water purification: Progress and challenges '

Hugh McLaughlin - NextChar LLC, USA

' Design of Biochar Pyrolyzers: Constraints, Considerations, Concerns and Consequences  '

9th July - 15:00 CEST

Hugh McLaughlin - NextChar LLC, USA

' Options for characterizing raw biochar for quality and quantifying properties '

Gerrit Surup - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

' Renewable reducing agents in metallurgy '

25th June - 15:00 CET

Paul Anderson - Illinois State University, USA

' Medium-scale production of biochar with the RoCC kiln technology '

Stella Foster - University of Leeds, UK

' X-ray μ-tomography of biochar: How activation alters porosity '

11th June - 15:00 CEST

Michael Shafer - Warm Heart Worldwide, Thailand

' Micro-Biochar to Address Global Crop Waste Burning'

Gözde Duman - Ege University, Turkey

' Production and characterization of biochar/hydrochar for Energy application '

28th May - 15:00 CEST

Anna Trubetskaya- University of Limerick, Ireland

' The effect of supercritical CO2 extraction on charcoal production from slow and fast pyrolysis in ferroalloy industries '

Arvind Kumar - Pondicherry University, India

' Effect of pyrolysis temperature on the structural and physicochemical properties of biochar using mixed fruit waste'

14th May - 15:00 CEST

Robert Bachmann - University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

' Quo vadis yardwaste: Landfill or biochar bulking agent in organic MSW compost? '

Cecilia Sundberg - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

' Biochar from cookstoves on smallholder farms in Kenya '

30th April - 15:00 CEST

Servann Herou - Imperial College London, UK

' Activated carbon nanofibres from organosolv lignin and electrochemical applications in supercapacitors '

Abhilasha Tripathi - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

' Magnesium modified rice straw biochar-based alginate beads for phosphate fertilization of Cicer arietinum '

16th April - 15:00 CET 

Ifeoma Edeh - University of Edinburgh, UK

' Does biochar particle size influence its ability to improve soil hydraulic properties? '

Sarah Farthing - University of Nottingham, UK

' Techno-economics of hydrochar production '


26th September - 15:00 CET 

Wolfram Buss - Australian National University, Canberra

' Biochar diversity and biochar-based fertilisers '

Christian Wurzer - University of Edinburgh, Scotland

' Synergies in sequential biochar systems '

3rd October - 15:00 CET

Pierre Oesterle - Umeå University, Sweden

' Hydrothermal recycling of activated biochar '

Sabina Nicolae - Queen Mary University London, UK

' Biomass inspired carbon adsorbents for CO2 and H2S adsorption '

10th October - 15:00 CET

Jorge López Ordovás - Aston University, UK

' Slow pyrolysis kinetic study for the production of char '

Josephine Getz - Technological University Dublin, Ireland

' Small scale biochar production and analysis of 5 materials '

24th October - 15:00 CET

Christian di Stasi - University of Zaragoza, Spain

' Biochar as a sustainable platform for pyrolysis vapours upgrading '

Gianluca Greco - University of Zaragoza, Spain

' Operating conditions affecting the behavior of wheat straw pellets during slow pyrolysis process '

31st October - 15:00 CET

Filipe Rego - Aston University, UK

' Production of char for the removal of contaminants from water '

Anjali Jayakumar - University of Edinburgh, Scotland

' Biochar for energy storage and energy conversion '

7th November - 15:00 CET

Anthony Szego - Stockholm University, Sweden

' Heterogeneous catalysis applied for environmental chemistry '

Stef Ghysels - Ghent University, Belgium

' Production and characterization of slow pyrolysis biochar from lignin-rich digested stillage from lignocellulosic ethanol production '

14th November - 15:00 CET

Pierpaolo Modugno - Queen Mary University London, UK

' Influence of reaction parameters on hydrothermal carbonization of saccharides '

Giulia Ravenni - Technical University of Denmark

' Application of residual char from wood gasification to producer gas upgrading '

21th November - 15:00 CET

Xia Wang - Stockholm University, Sweden

' Silicoaluminophosphate (SAPO)-templated activated carbons '

Pablo Arauzo - University of Hohenheim, Germany

' Hydrothermal carbonization coupled with ultrasound assisted extraction for recovery of phenolic compounds '

28th November - 15:00 CET

Qusay Ibrahim - Fraunhofer Institut, Germany

' Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass by a two-stage process '

Dilani Rathnayake - Ghent University, Belgium

' Biochar as a growing medium constitute and peat substitute '

5th December - 15:00 CET

Maciej Olszewski - University of Hohenheim, Germany

' Wet feedstock conversion into biowaste carbon materials '

Yurong Liu - Curtin University, Australia

' Tar reforming using biochar as a catalyst '

12th December - 15:00 CET

Przemyslaw Maziarka - Ghent University, Belgium

' The practical basics of CFD modeling of the pyrolysis of the single particle of wood – introduction, and examples for non-computer science researchers '


19th December - 15:00 CET

Judith Gonzalez Arias - University of León, Spain

' Hydrothermal carbonisation: converting biomass into biocoal '

Elias Sebastian Azzi - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

' Overview of biochar deployment in Sweden & related life cycle assessments '