Pacific Northwest Biochar

Tom Miles

Pacific Northwest Biochar
John Miedema, February 2009

Mission Statement
The PNW Biochar Initiative: to rigorously investigate biochar; advancing its' production, research and integration within whole systems as a means to mitigate global warming while producing green power and building soils; developing sustainability protocols, a field trials network and PNW conference

The Pacific Northwest is a fertile ground for promoting biochar as an essential tool in the mitigation of global warming and advancing the development of biochar as a soil enhancer. Not only does the PNW have the available biomass to support biochar production, this region has a unique culture of people with the talent and enthusiasm for sustainability-- capable of advancing the production, research and utilization of biochar.

Some topics we hope to address are:

The realities of biochar production,