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)
  • Hybrid event on site in Darmstadt and online via Zoom


  • 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. 120 participants

Over Night's Stay

A limited number of rooms are available at the conference hotel. This can be requested by participants until 31.8.2022. If rooms are still available after that date, they can be booked at the hotel at the respective daily rate. Single bedrooms as well as double rooms with seperate beds will be available. Participants will have 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

Online participation

  • live streaming via zoom
  • participation via chat
  • discounts for pensioners and student

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