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.

Thank you to old and new members who participated and contributed to our events in 2021!

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.

January 14th, 09:00 -13:00 (CET)

Biochar systems across scales in Sweden: An industrial ecology perspective

Doctoral student and NBN board member Elias Azzi will defend his doctoral thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

Supervisors: Dr. Cecilia Sundberg, (Resourcers, energy and infrastructure, SLU) and Dr. Erik Karltun (SLU).

Opponent: Prof. Anders Strømman, (NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

The defence will take place at KTH (F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26 & 28, Stockholm) but it will be possible to follow online.

 

January 26th, 09:00 -15:00 (CET) – online

Biochar Systems Analysis – Research synthesis day

The research project “Biochar – Systems analysis for climate change mitigation” funded by Vinnova Sweden is finishing this month. To close the project, an online synthesis day is organized on January 26th, from 10h to 15h (CET). The goal is to summarize research results, give the word to various biochar actors in Sweden, and announce upcoming activities. It will include practical considerations for biochar stakeholders & a session on biochar carbon stability. The event is organized by Elias Azzi and Cecilia Sundberg, (Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm) and is free & open to everyone (just save the calendar invitation using the link below).

Biochar Synthesis Day – Vinnova

 

Make your city greener

On November 16th and 17th , 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

The Biochar Blog

We have have started our biochar blog, where we want to share, discuss and report – anything connected with biochar.

Check out the latest ongoing projects!

News

New biochar market analysis released in Danish-Swedish Interreg-funded project GreaterBio

The first publication from the Danish-Swedish interreg-funded project GreaterBio has now been released. It is a market analysis of the biochar market that has been conducted by 2050 Consulting and NSR. The analysis has a focus on the near-future development of the Nordic region biochar market with a focus on Sweden and Denmark, but include many perspectives about the expected development that will be relevant in general.

The analysis include current situation mapping, expectations for near-future developments and recommendations for biochar stakeholders – producers, users etc. about where to focus their short-, middle- and long-term efforts in this regard.

There are many active members of the Nordic Biochar Network among the authors of the analysis, and a Nordic Biochar Network webinar about the biochar market analysis is expected to take place later in the autumn 2021.

The analysis is written in Swedish and includes a Danish as well as a Swedish summary. You can download the market analysis in pdf-format from 2050’s website for free.

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