International Biochar Symposium

Everything but wood

Darmstadt, Germany & Zoom


This year’s symposium will focus on the topic of alternative input material for pyrolysis under the motto „Everything but Wood“. The background for this issue is the significant extension of legal input materials according to the updated EU rules on fertilizing products (regulation 2019/1009) or issues like competition for biomass, among others. What biogenic residues beyond wood have already been put to use successfully? What applications of the biochar gained from those materials have proven successful? Are there technical innovations which make input materials seem attractive that have not been widely used yet?


Symposium 2022

  • 2 keynote presentations
  • 13 talks
  • simultaneous translation German-English-German
  • Postersessions
  • Sponsoring Partner Exhibitions (Gold & Silver)


  • all vegan/vegetarian
  • three-course dinner menu at Orangerie (drinks included)
  • lunch on both days (drinks included)
  • coffee breaks and drinks in the conference room


  • visiting the pyrolysis plant at the Darmstadt composting plant
  • transport by bus included
  • max. 80 participants
  • booked out - waiting list is open

Over Night's Stay

The conference hotel has a limited number of rooms available, which you can book until August 31, 2022 using the code word "PYCCS". We recommend to book promtly and directly. Single bedrooms as well as double rooms with seperate beds will be available. Participants will habe to book their hotel room seperately on top of their symposium ticket by themselves.

Adress and contact:
Welcome Hotel Darmstadt City Center
Karolinenplatz 4 | 64289 Darmstadt
Telefon: +49-6151-3914-0

symposium tickets

Visitor Information


The conference hotel offers a limited number of rooms for our symposium.

Book by phone at +49 6151 39140 using the group code "PYCCS" or online via this link .

The offer includes both, single rooms and double rooms with seperate beds. Booking rooms at the hotel is seperate from booking the symposium and has to be done by participants themselves.

Booking and payment:

Booking is only available through our Eventim ticket shop. Billing will be simultaneously with the booking procedure. Participants may pay with the common online payment methods credit card and PayPal. Purchase on account is only possible in exceptional cases for universities and colleges. Please get in touch with us in the latter case.


University students and retirees will receive a 30% discount for online participation. The price is reduced by 50,00 €. Please send us proof of your status via e-mail to You will then receive a discount code to be used for booking you ticket. For the on-site event the regular prices apply exclusively, there will be no discounts.

Covid-19 regulations:

At the bare minimum the rules imposed by the national/state government during November 2022 will apply. We reserve the right to impose strikter rules if necessary, including for example obligation to wear masks, or measures imposed by the event location.

In the case of drastic Covid rules that make an on-site event impossible or uneconomical the symposium will be held online. Participants who have booked the on-site event will be refunded the difference between their on-site ticket and the online ticket.

Data and recording:

We will be recording the entire event for later publication in parts. We will also take photos on site which serve to document the symposium instead of depicting single participants. Participants consent to selected pictures and verbal contributions during the presentations being used for marketing purposes by the FVPK.

Participants furthermore consent to having their names, employment and e-mail adress published on our list of participants. This list will be provided to all participants and serves networking purposes.

Our complete General terms and conditions you can read here.

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