The International Biochar Initiative (IBI) – the non-profit member organization fostering stakeholder collaboration, good industry practices, environmental and ethical standards across the biochar sector, hosted its 2023 Virtual Annual Symposium that took place from November 7 to November 9, 2023.
The symposium ended with a positive note from Kathleen Draper, Board Chain at the International Biochar Initiative explaining the fast growth of the industry in the past few years that has become “unrecognizable” compared to the nascent space from a decade ago.
Many companies have joined the sector and the skillsets have moved beyond traditional researchers and agronomists to include finance and carbon market professionals, project developers, material scientists and engineers of all stripes, as highlighted by Mrs Draper.
The Symposium gathered hundreds of participants and around 40 speakers who were carbon removal professionals and industry players. They discussed critical areas in the sector that need to be strengthened, funding and investment options, market developments, research findings on the scale of impact and durability of biochar as a carbon removal solution, and many others
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