Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
The “Biochar 101” session will encompass a concise presentation on the basics of biochar: an explanation of what it is, what it does, and the current developing exploration, research and debate over what it might be able to do in the years ahead. For researchers, advocates and policy makers who are just being introduced to the topic, we will cover the most important characteristics of biochar and of the industry growing around it. While conference attendees are spending three days exploring these topics in depth, this session is designed for those who want to get to the heart of the matter in a single afternoon session. During Biochar 101 Peter Hirst will give an overview of biochar, emphasizing its most important characteristics and their implications. Alex Dolginow will expand on these themes using actual examples and actions from Sonoma County. Time will be allotted for deeper exploration of these issues through discussion and questions.