The Conference will focus on and develop
the various aspects of scientific and applied Biochar, Compost and
Digestate Science and Technology, including laboratory and field
approaches and social, economical, marketing and regulatory implications
in relation to the present and future needs and emergencies of a
sustainable environment. Special emphasis will be devoted to the
fundamental role of agriculture as a central and instrumental user, and
soil as an instrumental but limited resource for a correct, sustainable
and harmonized application.
The Scientific Programme of the
Conference will be structured in four general topics focusing on the
variety and complexity of Biochar, Compost and Digestate disciplines.
Further, a number of special parallel sessions will enrich the
Conference programme on the basis of proposals received from scientists,
professionals, operators, and decision makers involved in these
disciplines. This approach will strongly contribute to bringing in new
and updated ideas, to develop strategic topics and actual and modern
issues that hold promise and need further investigation.
The General Theme of the Conference is:
“Biochars, Composts, and Digestates. Production, Characterization,
Regulation, Marketing, Uses and Environmental Impact”.
This overarching theme will be discussed holistically in four plenary sessions dealing with the following general topics:
28 February, 2013: Submission of specific session proposals
31 March, 2013: Submission of Abstracts
30 April 2013: Notice to Authors on the acceptance and form of presentation
Early May 2013: 2nd Circular available on the website
31 May 2013: Deadline for payment of early registration fee
31 July 2013: Deadline for payment of regular registration fee
17-20 October 2013: Conference, late and on-site registration