Day One: Scaling Biochar

December 7, 2021 · 11:30 am – 2:30 pm ET (U.S.) / 16:30 – 19:30 UTC
(*Denotes invited speakers.  Keep checking back as program is updated.)

Session 1a: Opportunities, Roadblocks, Policies

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm ET (U.S.) / 16:30-17:00 UTC
  • Kathleen Draper, International Biochar Initiative Chair, Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence
  • Tom Miles, U.S. Biochar Initiative Executive Director, International Biochar Initiative Vice Chair
  • Rob Nooter, Executive Director, International Biochar Initiative

Session 1b: Academic Progress & Future Research Needs

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm ET (U.S.) / 17:00-18:15 UTC

Leading researchers from around the world will discuss the latest, most exciting research related to biochar and where it might lead the biochar industry and how it can help mitigate and adapt to climate change.  They will also discuss where the research is heading over the next few years.

  • Stephen Joseph, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • *Claudia Kamman, Professor, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Geisenheim, Germany
  • Harn Wei Kua, Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Johannes Lehmann, Professor, Cornell University, United States
  • Genxing Pan, Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Networking Break

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm ET (U.S.) / 18:15-18:30 UTC

Session 1c: Commercial Status Around the Globe

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET (U.S.) / 18:30-19:30 UTC

Biochar markets are beginning to scale in different ways and different directions around the globe. Attendees will hear about current and future commercial opportunities in Australia, China, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

  • Don Coyne, CEO, Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry Group
  • Veronica Kitti, ASA Initiative, Ghana
  • Harald Bier, European Biochar Industry Consortium
  • Tom Miles, U.S. Biochar Initiative Executive Director, International Biochar Initiative Vice Chair
  • Brenton Mark Ladd, Universidad Científica del Sur, Peru

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