The 2nd FOREBIOM Workshop:
Potentials of Biochar to mitigate climate change

The 2nd FOREBIOM Workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in the forest biomass production and its use for energy and other products. Both theory and applications were covered on topics such as
1. Sustainable biomass production
2. Sustainable energy production from biomass
3. Thermochemical conversion of biomass to energy and other products
4. Use of biochar (including soil applications)

With 13 speakers from five countries (focus on Asia), the second workshop was a success and continuation of the great acivements of the FOREBIOM project. Various opportunities for in-depth discussions were provided by the organizers and gratefully acknowledged by the conference participants.

WS2 group photo
Group photo of the 2nd FOREBIOM Workshop, including the FOREBIOM core team, session chairs, speakers and conference staff.

Scientific programme >>>(Download PDF)

  DAY 01 (13th of February, 2014)

13:00 - 14:00

Registration @ CENTUM Hotel

14:00 - 14:10

Opening remarks

14:10 - 15:40

SESSION 1: General
Chair: Dr. Jay Liu, Korea
14:10 - 14:40 Potentials for realizing negative carbon emissions using forest biomass and subsequent biochar recycling - The FOREBIOM Project / Download presentation (9.7 MB)

Viktor Bruckman

14:40 - 15:10 Cooling the Earth from the dinner table: COOL VEGE(TM) and the Carbon Minus Project in Japan / Download presentation (17 MB)

Akira Shibata

15:10 - 15:40 Pyrolysis of woody and algal biomass into liquid fuels / Download presentation (3.9 MB)

Dong Jin Suh

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00
SESSION 2: Sustainable forest resources
Chair: Dr. Viktor Bruckman, Austria
16:00 - 16:30 Towards Environmental & Economic Sustainability in Malaysia via Biomass Industry / Download presentation (4.0 MB)

Tang Kok Mun

16:30 - 17:00 Potential of biomass utilization in ACMECS (Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand) / Download presentation (4.0 MB)

Nikhom Laemsak

17:00 - 17:30 Renewable Energy Sources-Heat/Cool (RES-H/C) from peasant forestry in Northern and Northeastern Thailand / Download presentation (9.4 MB)

Koichiro Koike

17:30 - 18:00 Constructing Ocean-based Biofuel Supply Chains in Korea
- A Preliminary Study / Download presentation (0.9 MB)

Jun-Hyung Ryu

18:00 - 18:20 Closing Remarks
19:00 - 21:00 Conference Dinner
  DAY 02 (14th of February, 2014)
08:30 - 09:00 Late registration
09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 3: Thermochemical conversion of biomass to energy and other products
Chair: Prof. Basak Burcu Uzun, Turkey
09:00 - 09:30
Features of fast pyrolysis of woody biomass and evaluation of biooil upgrading process with noble metal catalysts / Download presentation (5.0 MB)

Joon Weon Choi

09:30 - 10:00
Production of furfural from corn residue through catalytic fast pyrolysis using ZnCl2 in a fluidized bed reactor / Download presentation (2.4 MB)

Joo-Sik Kim

10:00 - 10:30 The product yield of pyrolysis of biomass and a kinetic study of gasification of biomass char / Download presentation (2.0 MB)

Byung-Ho Song

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 12:20 SESSION 4: Applications of biochar
Chair: Prof. Esin Varol, Turkey
10:50 - 11:20
Application of biochar produced from wood and seaweed for the removal of dye in wastewater / Download presentation (5.6 MB)

Seung Han Woo

11:20 - 11:50
Biochar production for white radish cultivation for higher productivity and CO2 capture / Download presentation (3.8 MB)

Thavivongse Sriburi

11:50 - 12:20
Can biochar enhance the immobilisation of heavy metals in historically contaminated soils? / Download presentation (0.8 MB)

Jasmin Karer

12:20 - 12:30 Closing remarks
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Conference registration and abstract submission

Conference registration is free of charge. Upon registration, registered participants will receive the book of abstracts, and other conference materials. Please register using the following form. Prior to registration, download the abstract template to facilitate abstract submission. The scientific committee will evaluate the abstracts and schedule them as oral or poster presentation, depending on the scientific quality and match with the session topics.

Registration and abstract submission is closed.

Presentation submission and poster format details

If your contribution was scheduled as an oral presentation, you are asked to submit it in powerpoint or PDF format no later than 31st of January, 2014. In case your contribution was scheduled as poster presentation, you are required to set the poster up during the registration period (13th of February 2014, 13:30). The format is A0 portrait and poster boards as well as fixing materials will be provided.