Nordic Biochar Conference 2019 – Program & Information pack (2019-10-15)

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Nordic Biochar Conference 2019 – Updated with content! (2019-08-27)

We are happy to tell you that the first edition of the Nordic Biochar Conference will be held in Stockholm this year and we really hope that you can come. Registration is open until September 10. Below you can find more information about the conference.

– Start at 11am on the 16th of October 2019
– End at 4 pm on the 17th of October 2019

LOCATION: KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

CONTENT & FORMAT:conf nordics
We will hear about some of the ongoing biochar initiatives, get an update on what is happening in each country and discuss the path forward. To inspire personal meetings and networking, the conference will focus on information exchange and discussions through workshops, poster sessions and lectures in small groups. In the evening of the 16th all participants are invited to mingle at our joint dinner.


  1. Present state and future of biochar in the Nordic countries
  2. Urban applications of biochar
  3. Biochar production & quality
  4. Biochar for soil treatment
  5. Biochar in agriculture
  6. Biochar in the forest industry
  7. Biochar as CO2 removal method


If you would like to contribute in some way to the conference please contact
The conference fee depends on when you register.
– Regular fee until 10th of September: 2500 SEK excl. VAT
– Joint conference dinner: 400 SEK excl. VAT

To sign up for the conference please click the following link and follow instructions
If you have sent in an abstract please remember to sign up for the conference at the link above.

To register to the conference contact list sign up at
Information about the conference will be available on this website.
For any questions you might have, you are welcome to contact conference coordinator Mattias Gustafsson at

The Nordic Biochar Network promotes co-operation and information exchange between various actors in biochar research, production, application and policy in the Nordic countries. Read more at

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Research Projects
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Biochar for soil remediation

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Kenyan biochar

Biochar in Kenya

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System analysis of biochar production and use in Sweden

System analysis of biochar production and use in Sweden

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Biochar map

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Master and bachelor theses

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Carbon Stability of Biochar: Methods for assessment and indication [Master thesis]
Evaluating the potential of organic residues for circulation in the form of biochar [Master thesis]