The 3rd FOREBIOM Workshop:
Potentials of Biochar to mitigate climate change

Global warming and climate change issues are the most essential problems to be solved out. Reforestation, or planting of new forests, have been suggested as a carbon sink for tackling climate change and global warming by sequestrating carbon dioxide. Another important potential solution for the mitigation of climate change is to use biochar as a soil amendment in forest areas. Development of inexpensive, scalable and widely applicable pyrolysis technologies is also very important to have feasible and sustainable biochar production for soil amendment, carbon sequestration, energy production etc.
In these scopes, this last FOREBIOM workshop aims to bring different disciplines together and discuss the potential of forestry biomass and efficient ways of biochar production via pyrolysis for the mitigation of climate change, soil amendment and energy utilization. Moreover, the workshop facilitates intensive discussions, exchanging ideas, and promotes awareness on our project results and the latest studies.
The 3rd FOREBIOM Workshop will be held in Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, June 5 & 6, 2014.
The workshop will have a compact two-day program which consists of invited talks an excursion. The topics will cover biomass potential, biomass conversion technologies, pyrolysis products and utilization of biochar for mitigating climate change.

You are welcome to attend our workshop and enjoy fruitful discussions on this hot topic!

Participation is free of charge!

Scientific programme (Download PDF)

  DAY 01 (5th of June, 2014)
13:00 Registration
  Opening Remarks
13:30 - 13:40 Vice President of Anadolu University-Prof. Dr. S. KOPARAL
13:40 - 13:50 Dean of Engineering Faculty-Prof. Dr. T. DOGEROGLU
13:50 - 14:00 Project consortium: Dr. V. BRUCKMAN, Dr. B.B. UZUN, Dr. J. LIU
14:00 - 15:30 Session I: Mitigation of Climate Change
Chair: Dr. B.B. UZUN
14:00 - 14:30 Dr. Viktor BRUCKMAN
“Climate change mitigation using biochar – An introduction of the FOREBIOM Project”
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14:30 - 14:50 Yusuf SERENGİL
“Climate Mitigation Potential of Forests in Turkey: A Sector Specific Assessment”
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14:50 - 15:10 Prof. Dr. Sabit ERŞAHİN
“MODIS predicted NPPs of different forest covers as related to climate variables in Turkey”
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15:10 - 15:30 Dr. Robert WAGNER
“Utilization of organic waste in the Botanic Garden Berlin - Producing and applying of biochar substrates”
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15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20 Session II: Thermochemical Conversion Technologies
Chair: Prof. Dr. E. PÜTÜN
16:00 - 16:20 Prof. Dr. Hayati OLGUN
“Basic Principles of Thermochemical Biomass Energy Conversion Systems”
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16:20 - 16:40 Dr. Mustafa TOLAY
“Energy Production With Foresty And Agricultural Wastes Using Gasification In Turkey”
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16:40 - 17:00 Prof. Dr. Hakkı ALMA
“Wood Liquefaction”
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17:00 - 17:20 Prof. Dr. Jale YANIK
“Co-combustion of lignite with biochar”
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17:20 Closing Remarks
19:30 Dinner
  DAY 02 (6th of June, 2014)
09:00 - 09:30 Late registration
09:30 - 11:00 Session III: Pyrolysis and Biochar
Chair: Dr. V.J. Bruckman
09:30 - 10:00 Dr. Saran SOHI
“Biochar and biochar systems - specificity and flexibility”
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10:00 - 10:20 Prof. Dr. Ersan PÜTÜN
“Different Aspects of Biomass Pyrolysis“
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10:20 - 10:40 Gözde DUMAN
“Pyrolysis of agro-industrial wastes and steam reforming of pyrolysis oil”
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10:40 - 11:00 Jasmin KARER
“Effects of biochar on heavy metal immobilisation in contaminated soils”
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11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:40 Session IV: Biochar and Soil
Chair: Dr. J. Liu
11:20 - 11:40 Prof. Dr. İbrahim ORTAŞ
“Mycorrhiza and biochar effects on carbon sequestration”
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11:40 - 12:00 Dr. Gerhard SOJA
“Environmental implications of interactions between biochar and the nitrogen cycle”
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12:00 - 12:20 Dr. Nuray ÇİÇEK ATİKMEN
“Effect of Carbon-Rich Organic Soil Based Growth Media to The Quality and Growth Parameters of Primula (Primula obconica) Plant”
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12:20 - 12:40 Olcay Sevik
“ARINKOM TTO & Opportunities for H2020”
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12:40 - 13:00 Closing Remarks
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:30 Excursion

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.

Period of registration has expired.

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 (5th of June 2014). The format is A0 portrait and poster boards as well as fixing materials will be provided.