Biological charcoal or biochar is produced from carbonization of biomass, especially agricultural waste materials, and added into the soils to improve soil quality and crop productivity, decrease carbon footprint and increase carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation.
Biochar Malaysia Workshop 2015 is aimed to bring together all biochar practitioners, including farmers, researchers, technologists, producers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experiences in biochar research, production and utilization.
The workshop emphasizes on the progress in mass production of biochar in Malaysia using various methods and technology, and farmer scale production and its application as a soil amendment in agriculture. It is in the interest of all stakeholders to ensure a steady progress of biochar production and utilization in Malaysia until it is recognized as a practical method to reduce carbon footprint through carbon sequestration in soil and improve soil quality including contaminated soil recovery.
The workshop was held on the 6th of April, 2015, at the Faculty of Agriculture, UPM.