Welcome to the Nordic Biochar Network

A joint initiative of researchers in the Nordic countries to increase and spread knowledge about biochar.

Become a Member

We are continuously working on extending our network, planning events, workshops, conferences and sharing knowledge about biochar.

If you would like to get in touch with other biochar researchers, producers and users, learn more about biochar or share your knowledge, join the Nordic Biochar Network.

It’s free!

Upcoming Events

Find here the latest updates about upcoming events around biochar – both arranged by the network, but also by external organizers.

June 12 -15th – Helsingborg, Sweden

Biochar Summit 2023

Save the date and join us for four days of networking and intensive discussions about the future of biochar and biogenic carbons. The conference is a cooperation between  European Biochar Industry (EBI), Nordic Biochar Network and Helsingborg City.

Registration is now open, follow the link below for details on call for abstract, speakers, venue as well as sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

June 19 – 30th – Canandaigua, NY, USA

International Biochar Initiative First Biochar Academy

The IBI invites to the 2023 Biochar Academy, a two-week, in-person program led by IBI Board Chair Kathleen Draper and other Upstate NY biochar experts and practitioners as well as world-renowned experts from around the globe. The Academy will provide a unique opportunity to quickly connect with and contribute to scaling the biochar industry.

The participation fee is 2000 USD. Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2023.


Biochar Summit 2023

The Nordic Biochar Network is glad to invite you to Biochar Summit 2023 (June 12-15 in Helsingborg, Sweden), the long-awaited biochar event of the year, organized as a cooperation between the European Biochar Industry Consortium (EBI), the Nordic Biochar Network, and City of Helsingborg. The event will feature workshops at the NSR Biochar competence centre in Helsingborg, an international conference and exhibition, as well as study tours to biochar production plants in the south of Sweden. Visit www.biochar-summit.eu to find updated details on call for abstract, speakers, topics, as well as sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Abstract submission is open, with deadline March 1st 2023. We are looking forward to meeting you in Helsingborg!

NBN at the Bio360 Expo 2023

On the 8th and 9th of February we had the pleasure to be part of the Bio360 Expo in Nantes, France. It was a great opportunity to meet the biochar community, and learn more about the developing biochar industry and its bright future!

Bio360 Expo is an annual international meeting for people and organizations who are engaged in and committed to accelerating the energy transition. The event focused on spotlighting solutions that can accelerate the biotransition through the scaling-up of transformative and often disruptive technologies. Biochar is one of them, and one of the 6 tracks of the conference program is dedicated entirely to it. The sessions covered biochar upscaling, biochar applications and the potential as a carbon negative solution. Find the detailed program of the biochar sessions here. The other tracks in the program were dedicated to green building materials, biogas, carbon capture and utilization, biomass and green gas. Besides the multi-track conference program, Bio360 Expo offered an exhibitor area to meet companies and organizations working towards the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy, such as the Nordic Biochar Network,, EBI (European Biochar Industry Consortium) and IBI (International Biochar Initiative). The next edition of the Bio360Expo will take place on 24-25th January, 2024, we are looking forward to it! Find more information about the event at https://www.bio360expo.com/.


Make your city greener

On November 16th and 17th , 2021 we arranged a workshop on biochar in urban areas. This two-day event was targeted at cities and communities, but also open to everyone else.

We learned about:

  • What biochar is and why you should use it
  • Where and how to use it in urban areas
  • How to buy biochar and what to pay attention to
  • How to get started making your own biochar
  • Cities who are already using biochar
  • Creating carbon sinks in your city
  • The climate impact of biochar
  • How carbon trading works

Check out the program HERE.

If you missed it, you can find the recordings of the presentations HERE

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