As part of our ongoing efforts to identify trends and other critical information on worldwide biochar deployment, IBI is launching a public survey to gather data on biochar project activity. We are asking for your participation in this survey to make the data and information gathered as complete as possible. We are conducting this survey to collect data on biochar projects being carried out by universities, non-profits, commercial enterprises, community-based organizations, and other entities. This survey is a follow-up to the 2010 survey on developing country biochar projects that IBI and Cornell University led on behalf of The World Bank.
We will use the data collected in this survey to highlight the worldwide breadth of biochar projects—to look at trends in geography, feedstocks, technology, financing, project stages, and utilization. The data will be shared with the global biochar community in aggregated form that will allow us all to continue to share the benefits of and need for sustainable biochar deployment at all scales in order to enhance the world’s critical soil resource and to mitigate climate change. We will not release any personal or confidential information or identify specific individuals or organizations in the survey results (other than project website, location, etc.) nor will we share the specifics of financial or economic data connected to any project.
The survey is divided into three (3) short sections of roughly 10 questions each. Section 1 collects contact and basic project information, section 2 collects biochar production and application information, and section 3 collects economic data. This survey should take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete.