2 biochar events coming up - online and in Cambodia

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Oct 19, 2010, 5:25:41 AM10/19/10
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Biochar; the potential in Asia Pacific?
Monday 25th - Friday 29th October 2010
Online workshop hosted by Appropriate Rural Technology Institue -
India and the UK Biochar Research Centre, University of Edinburgh.

Please join us for an online discussion on biochar, covering
technology, use and policy with a focus on the poverty alleviation
potential of gasification cook stoves. Registration is now open
(http://www.hedon.info/BiocharUKBRC), and will close on Friday 22nd
October. The workshop is suitable for project developers, cook stove
producers and distributors, academics, policy makers and those with
climate change / carbon offset interest.

This workshop is funded by the APN - the Asia Pacific Network for
Climate Change (www.apn-gcr.org).

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Workshop on Biochar Production & Uses
Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Location: Angkor Village Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
(www.angkorvillage.com)

Email Sarah (sarah....@ed.ac.uk) for an application form.

This meeting will discuss the current state of biochar production and
use in Cambodia, and will explore the potential for development of new
technologies – both large and small scale, with a particular focus on
gasification cook stoves. Issues for consideration to policy makers,
and prototype guidelines for sustainable biochar deployment as an
agricultural soil amendment will be discussed.

Biochar is the result of thermally treating biomass (including wood,
agricultural residues, paper sludge) in a zero to low oxygen
environment to produce a charcoal type material.

Presentations based on your own work/experience on any of the above
areas are welcome, please submit an abstract for consideration.
Delegates are encouraged to bring display/demonstration materials and
video films based on their work.

Travel and accommodation assistance can be offered to a limited number
of participants from within Cambodia. Please note that delegates must
attend the entire workshop in order to qualify for accommodation and/
or travel assistance. As the desired number of participants is
limited, not more than two delegates from a single organisation can
register.

This meeting is part of the ‘Enabling Bio-innovations for Poverty
Alleviation in Asia Project’, funded through IDRC-CRDI
(www.bioinnovationpolicies.ait.asia)
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