Day Two: Biochar Carbon Markets

December 8, 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 2a: Voluntary Carbon Markets

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET (U.S.) / 16:30-17:30 UTC

The number of marketplaces that accept biochar as a carbon removal product is and will continue to grow. Understanding the differences between the platforms, their biochar methodologies, their costs and biochar carbon pricing models can be a time-consuming endeavor. We bring together representatives from Puro, Carbon Future, Verra, Climate Action Reserve and the C-Sink Tropical to discuss their marketplaces and the opportunities for biochar.

  • Stefan Jirka, Verra.org, United States
  • Hannes Junginger, carbonfuture, Germany
  • Hans-Peter Schmidt, C-Sink Protocol, Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence, United States
  • Jon Remucal, Climate Action Reserve, United States
  • Marianne Tikkanen, Puro, Finland

Networking Break

12:30 – 12:45 pm ET (U.S.) / 17:30-17:45 UTC

Session 2b: Demand Perspectives for Biochar-Based Carbon Removal Credits

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm ET (U.S.) / 17:45-18:45 UTC

More and more companies are committing to science-based targets which necessitates that they offset whatever emissions they cannot reduce or eliminate. Carbon buyers are using increasingly sophisticated criteria to compare, rank, price and purchase different types of carbon products. Biochar has been included in a growing number of companies offset and removal portfolios. This panel brings together carbon buyers that have already vetted biochar to share their perspectives,purchasing rationales and helpful recommendations for biochar producers.

  • Andrea Vera, Forliance
  • Eftimiya Salo, Compensate
  • Jacob Bourgeois, ClimatePartner
  • Teresa Lang, South Pole
  • *Louis Redshaw, Redshaw Advisor

(*invited.)

Videos

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm ET (U.S.) / 18:45-19:00 UTC

  • Pyreg
  • ARTi
  • VOW ASA
  • New Earth
  • Neochar

Session 2c: Sales Side Perspectives for Biochar-Based Removal Credits

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET (U.S.) / 19:00-19:30 UTC

Biochar producers, brokers or project developers that have or soon will have marketable biochar-based removal credits are invited to submit three-minute videos describing their company and their pitch to prospective carbon removal buyers.  These videos should their companies’ individual responses to at least three of the following topics of interest to carbon buyers: Additionality and baselines; Carbon accounting methods used; Co—benefits; Durability; Environmental Justice and Leakage. For addition information on each of these topics, please see https://carbon-direct.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Criteria-for-High-quality-Carbon-Dioxide-Removal_September-2021.pdf.

  • Karl Strahl, Oregon Biochar Solutions
  • (Additional speakers TBA)

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

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