PNW Biochar Meeting PNNL
John Miedema, May 3, 2009
On May 21st and 22nd, a regional Biochar meeting will be held at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland Washington. Please come and join in this important discussion and learning opportunity.
This summit has been organized by the PNW-Biochar Initiative to advance the idea of Biochar production and utilization as a means to employ surplus biomass to take carbon out of the atmosphere. Properly designed Biochar production has the ability to produce 3 key areas of benefit to people and the planet: thermal energy, soil fertility and carbon sequestration. Further benefits may be discovered in the remediation of watersheds, the creation of jobs in a sustainable industry, and ultimately, in biochar production as a tool to help mitigate global warming.
As long as we develop these projects mindfully --fully invested in complete carbon cycle evaluation--we can make a difference for future generations with biochar production.