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.

18th June 2024, 9:30-18:00 CEST – Helsingborg

Nationell biokolskonferens (in swedish)

RecoPark, Helsingborg, Välavägen 198, 254 68 Helsingborg, Sverige

Varmt välkommen till den första nationella biokolskonferensen där vi fortsätter dialogen kring biokolets stora potential. Vi kommer även att bilda den nationella föreningen för biokol och bioenergi av pyrolys under dagen.

14-17th October 2024, Malmö

2nd Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar

Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, Malmö, Sverige

After a successful 1st Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar in 2022 in Malmö with 120 participants from 14 countries, Sweden Water Research organizes a second conference in Malmö in October 2024. The conference brings together researchers, companies and other stakeholders regarding sludge pyrolysis and biochar.

The conference will take place over 2 days (October 15th and 16th), while study visits to pyrolysis plants in Denmark and Sweden are planned for October 14th and 17th.


Third Edition of “Biochar for Environmental Management” is out!

As the previous editions, the book is edited by Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph and contains updated knowldege around biochar production, properties and applications, with contributions from NBN board member Cecilia Sundberg. Not to be missed!


Link to publisher website




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

The Biochar Blog

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

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