The United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference will be in Wilmington, DE August 20-23. While the conference focuses on water quality, it will cover the waterfront of biochar production, use, etc. I have been to several and have enjoyed them all and learned a lot. Academics, biochar producers, users, pretty much everyone that has anything to do with biochar attends. And the vendor shows are usually quite good. All the others have had just the right number of attendees -- enough so you see a lot of people, but small enough to really get to know most of them. Lots of group meals and other events so you get the chance to see everyone.
For more information and to register:
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Cool Planet lists their press releases here: http://www.coolplanet.com/media/press/
There is a variety of information, including their latest patent for "enhanced biochar", staff changes, etc. A couple of staff changes:
1) Keith Vodrazka is now Cool Planet's Head of Strategy, Commercial, and Technology Alignment, a position previously held by Brian Buege, who is now with Netflix. Keith was kind enough to visit UCR to check on what our group has been doing.
2) This one actually happened 9 months ago: Golf and turf professional Mike Ewert will work with the golf, turf, and landscape industries here in the western states.
And if any other companies or individuals have information they would like posted, just send me an email.
There are a half-dozen TED talks on biochar, many from familiar faces:
Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You've Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrDOLx57KUU
Biochar -- Putting the carbon Genie back in the bottle: Rob Lerner at TEDxSanMiguelDeAllende (2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgwwV6YrWb0
TEDxHilo - Josiah Hunt - Biochar and the Future of Farming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWbomZJn83U
TEDxBerkeley - Lopa Brunjes - Biochar: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroDAyIqW74
With a little bit of heart, we can change the world -- biochar | Elaine Doyle | TEDxTallaght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_19j0hEFVz0
Biochar - the future of sustainable agriculture: Lauren Hale at TEDxUCR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKBkgJoaIxQ&t=66s