British Biochar 2013

Sustainable use and production of biochar in the UK

June 20 & 21st, 2013, Oxford

The conference is a unique event that aims to broaden the biochar spectrum, bring together all those that will benefit and launch a unique and innovative industry at the same time. This low carbon, community economy event is being held at Oxford Town Hall, Oxford.

We want to invite businesses, community groups, researchers, local authorities, waste management companies, composting facility, growing medium producers and biochar producers……. In fact, we believe that every business and every community can benefit from the sustainable production and deployment of biochar and it’s technology in some way, even if they only support it within their community.

So, if you’re interested in reducing costs and yet increasing profits, increasing productivity, reducing GHG, ISO accreditation, the science behind it or just in helping generate a low carbon economy and create a carbon sink and store within your low carbon community, then you need to come and meet the people that can tell you how to make it happen.

The conference will cover a wide range of talks given by industry, science and research leaders as well as policy-makers, waste specialists, technology providers and producers. The day includes a light lunch and refreshments and tickets start from as little as £65. Concession prices available.

You can download the full agenda from the Biochar Foundation website here

Register and buy tickets from the Biochar Foundation website here


  • Introduction to the British Biochar Foundation
    Dr. Simon Shackley (UK BRC)
  • A European Vision for Biochar
    Hans-Peter Schmidt, Key note address (Delinat- institut / EBC)
  • Launch of the Biochar Quality Mandate (BQM)
    Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • The Big Biochar Experiment
    Dr. Cécile Girardin & Dr. Russell Layberry (ECI / Oxford Biochar / BBE)
  • Soil Fertility Project – India, Africa and Wales
    David Friese-Greene (Soil Fertility Project)
  • UK and Global Biochar Science
    Dr. Saran Sohi (UK BRC)
  • UK and Global Biochar Production Technology:
    Cordner Peacocke (CARE)
  • UK and Global Biochar Deployment
    Simon Manley (Carbon Gold)
  • World Cafe Discussion

Evening Dinner and networking

Dinner includes a three course meal with wine, networking sessions and topical speakers

Prof. Toby Mottram(Royal Agricultural College)
Prof. Myles Allen (ECI)