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PUC-Rio organises seminar about biochar

The Department of Geography and Environment of PUC-Rio holds the seminar “Biochar: one technique with potential to improve the environment”. The event will be held on March 23, 2015, at 9h a.m., at the Cardinal Leme Building (room L238).

The lectures will be held by Agnieszka Latawiec, Ph.D, Department of Geography and Environment at PUC-Rio and director of research in IIS, and Sarah Hale, Ph.D of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences.

 

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. – Agnieszka Latawiec (Ph.D PUC-Rio / Department of Geography) – Introduction

9:15 a.m. – Sarah Hale (Ph.D Norwegian Geotechnical Institute – NGI) – Effects of biochar in nutrients and soil agronomy: laboratory tests and field in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Biochar to remedy pollutants

9:45 a.m. – Agnieszka Latawiec (Ph.D PUC-Rio / Department of Geography) – The use of biochar to increase agricultural productivity in a sustainable way and help reforestation projects – the example of Brazil

10:15 a.m. – Discussion

10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – Closing