The Nordic Biochar Network (NBN) is a newly established association, aiming to spread knowledge about biochar to a broad community and initiating collaboration within the Nordic countries to strengthen biochar research and utilization. Biochar is an inexpensive and readily available method to capture and store CO2 from the atmosphere and help adapt to the effects of climate change. It can be used at any scale and is available to everyone. By providing education and guidance, the potential climate benefits can be significant.
With this proposal, we are seeking funding for three specific activities for the network:
- An urban tree workshop, in which we want to educate municipalities and other public and private stakeholders on the benefits of biochar in an urban context, how it can be used to create carbon sinks in cities, enhance green areas and utilize its properties to cope with the effects of climate change.
- A series of scientific publication reviews, in which we screen and summarize the latest findings on biochar and make them available to a broad audience
- An annual biochar production survey, in which we establish an overview over the Nordic biochar market, including its production capacity and the annually produced amoounts of biochar.
MILUTARENA-Formidlings- og koordineringstiltak knyttet for miljø- og utviklingsforskning