New European Bauhaus event - What should designers and city planners know about biochar?
Place: Zoom Meeting https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62768242985, Meeting ID: 627 6824 2985
Contact person: Mikko Jalas ([email protected])
This New European Bauhaus workshop collects a series of projects and developed expertise on the use biochar in urban contexts.
Biochar is a material that is linked to urban design and planning in many ways. Its material properties allow for safe and long-term storage of carbon in distributed locations and across different scales. The material properties also allow for various other benefits. Biochar can be used as a mixture in growing media in urban green areas to improve e.g. soil health and water retention. The very same properties enable storm water management. To add, biochar can be used to collect pollution from runoff waters. Finally, biochar production connects to urban waste streams such as building demolition and waste water treatment. Yet, further issues need to be studied and solved to find the best ways to combine the multiple benefits of the material with other conditions and drivers of urban development.
- 12.00-12.10 Why biochar (Mikko Jalas, Aalto University)
- 12.10-12.30 Designing urban green infrastructures for carbon capture (Outi Tahvonen, Häme University of Applied Sciences)
- 12.30-12.50 What do we know about benefits to soil and plant health, Jätkäsaari demonstration area (Priit Tammeorg, University of Helsinki)
- 12.50-13.10 Process technology development and pyrolysis of building waste (Esko Salo, University of Jyväskylä / Finnish Biochar Association)
- 13.10-13.30 Process technology development, Treating municipal waste streams (Aino Kainulainen, Helsinki Regional Environmental Services HSY)
- 13.30-13.50 Outlook: Is there room for biochar in the city? (Anu Riikonen, Sitowise)
- 13.50-14.00 Summary discussion