Advisor

Thomas R. Miles

Thomas R. Miles has designed, developed, installed and tested agricultural and industrial systems for fuel handling, air quality, and biomass energy since 1975. An expert in combustion and gasification of biomass, he has designed and developed many systems to make biochar. He has sponsored and hosted internet discussions on biomass energy since 1994 including biochar@yahoogroups.com listservs and www.biochar.bioenergylists.org since 2006.

Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE

Hugh McLaughlin is an expert in the area of activated carbon manufacture and its utilization in air and water treatment applications. Dr. McLaughlin is the Director of Biocarbon Research at Alterna Biocarbon Inc.

Kelpie Wilson

Kelpie Wilson is a writer and a mechanical engineer. She has worked for IBI on communications and project development since September 2008.

Thayer Tomlinson

Thayer Tomlinson is the Communications Director for the International Biochar Initiative, managing the IBI website, newsletter, and sustainability guidelines as well as supporting biochar initiatives around the world. Ms. Tomlinson was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia (1998 - 2000) and has a Master's Degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Peter Hirst

After retiring from a career in energy and natural resources, Peter founded New England Biochar with Bob Wells in 2009, and has been manufacturing, consulting, training and presenting on biochar use and production ever since.

Jonah Levine

Jonah holds degrees in biology and engineering and has work with biochar at universities, non profit organisations and for profit companies. Currently Jonah is a partner with Biochar Solutions Inc. managing material and equipment production and logistics. In 2009 Jonah was the Chair of the NA Biochar Conference and since that time has played a supporting role for USBI.

Gloria Flora

Gloria Flora is the Director of the U.S. Biochar Initiative and Executive Director of Sustainable Obtainable Solutions, an organization she founded 11 years ago. Last century, she was a leader in the U.S. Forest Service. Her expertise in sustainability, climate change, public lands and the human relationship with our landscapes has brought her national recognition and numerous awards, including having a rare species of toad named after her.

2012 US Biochar Conference Sponsors

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