Exhibitor

Professor Jerome Chambless, BS, MEd

An environmental chemist and soil remediation specialist using beneficial microbes to produce Terra Preta type soils in Sonoma County after working in Afghanistan as an Agriculture Advisor to Special Forces. Both a farmer and Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, he uses bio-char, balanced nutrition and beneficial microbes to grow healthy soils and healthy food.

Bert Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Bert Bennett is a Principal Scientist and Senior Engineer at ICM, Inc., a renewable energy company established in 1995 and headquartered in Colwich, Kansas. He is responsible for leading ICM’s research and development efforts in industrial-scale gasification and biochar production systems. ICM is active in promoting biochar research efforts and has supplied over 300 tons of biochar to research institutions located throughout the Midwest, Canada and Mexico.

Jeff Wallin

Jeff is a co-founder of The Biochar Company (formally EcoTechnologies Group) a whole-systems development company and the senior partner of HMI Biochar in Kauai, Hawaii. He is one of the foremost biochar entrepreneurs in the country, with a focus on advancing new technologies, launching projects, building supportive teams to demonstrate and prove biochar's sustainability, while creating trusted biochar brands with The Soil Reef and Hawaii Biochar Product. Jeff is also the founder of the Char Alliance for The First Tier.

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.

Craig Sams

In 1967 Craig Sams founded Whole Earth Foods, now one of Europe's leading organic brands. In 1991, in partnership with Josephine Fairley, founded Green & Black's Organic Chocolate, the first product to carry the Fairtrade Mark. He is President of Green & Black’s, acquired by Cadbury’s in 2005 and subsequently by Kraft in 2010. It is the world's leading organic chocolate brand. Author of:, The Little Food Book and The Story of Green & Black’s. Soil Association Treasurer from 1990-2001 and Chairman from 2001 to 2007. Founded Carbon Gold in 2008 to establish biochar as a means to restore degraded soils, enhance organic farming and sequester carbon dioxide to reverse climate change

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