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Deutscher Doktoranden-Workshop Pflanzenkohle / German Biochar PhD Workshop

8. November 2018

Thursday, 08.11.2018
Bjoernsen Consulting Engineers, Maria Trost 3, Koblenz

Biochar is a promising tool and resource for climate change mitigation, sustainable agriculture and post-fossil carbon based industry. At the same time, biochar is a challenging research topic, that requires interdisciplinary collaboration to produce meaningful results. Thus, this workshop aims at interdisciplinary exchange among PhD students at German universities and is jointly organized by the German Biochar Association and the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Strategies. Advanced master students and young PostDocs may equally apply.


11:30 Registration, Small Lunch and informal get-to-know
12:30 Welcome Address: Susanne Veser, German Biochar Association, Nikolas Hagemann, Ithaka Institute
12:45 Key note: Frontiers in Biochar Research, Claudia Kammann, Hochschule Geisenheim University
13:30 Coffee and Tea Break
14:00 Student Presentations
with 30 min break for coffee, tea and cake16:30 Working Groups Research needs, design of collaborative research, etc.
18:00 Wrap-up Working Groups
18:30 Concluding remarks and Vegetarian Dinner

Application and Preparation

Applications must be handed in by September 30 to, including a CV and a short description (0.5 pages A4) of your current research project. You may suggest a topic for a working group. Participants will be asked to prepare a PechaKucha-style presentation, that must be handed in by November 1st.


Fachverband (German Biochar Association) Members: free incl. small lunch and coffee
Non-Members: 40-60 € incl. small lunch and coffee
Dinner tbc.
Congress “Pflanzenkohle im kommunalen Kontext” (mostly in German) held on Fr/Sat after this workshop in the same venue.


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Deutscher Doktoranden-Workshop Pflanzenkohle / German Biochar PhD Workshop


8. November 2018


Fachverband Pflanzenkohle
Ithaka Institut


Maria Trost 3
Koblenz, 56070 Deutschland
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