The Rocky Mountain Biochar Initiative (RMBI) was one of the earliest IBI (International Biochar Initiative) daughter regional groups. RMBI members helped organize and still has members active on the Board of the US Biochar Initiative (USBI). RMBI members organized the North American Biochar Conference 2009, held in Boulder Colorado August 9th-12, 2009.

Meetings are planned for one approximately every three to six months. These are held at the member institutions of the Collaboratory – all active in Biochar research programs: Colorado School of Mines (CSM, Golden), Colorado State University (CSU, Ft. Collins), University of Colorado in Boulder (CU-B, Boulder), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden). Our Google mailing list currently goes to about 75 individuals, mostly near Denver, but including numerous members from other parts of Colorado. We are also ready to help Biochar-interested persons in nearby states.

Are you reading this from the RMBI area? We would love to add you to our mailing list and engage you in our online Google portal (called RMBiochar).

If you are interested, email Ron Larson at or call 303-526-9629.