Monday, August 29, 2016

Capital Press covers the Biochar Conference

Great article on the USBI Biochar Conference in the Capital Press:

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Biochar, as multiple speakers said during a four-day conference at Oregon State University Aug. 22-25, has shown potential to improve soil pH, retain moisture, sequester carbon, filter water and clean up polluted mining and industrial sites.
Its application to agriculture is promising, especially in areas afflicted by drought and swaths of dead trees in public forests, said one of the speakers, Raymond Baltar, biochar senior project manager with Sonoma Ecology Center, a non-profit based in Eldridge, Calif.
“This should be a no-brainer, but it’s not,” Baltar said.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

USBI Biochar Conference in Corvallis

Don Morrison, Scott McKain and Kelpie Wilson of UBET attended the 2016 USBI Biochar conference in Corvallis Oregon - The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy, August 22nd - 25th.

It was an overwhelming amount of information, with great people and wonderful networking between industry, academics, farmers and gardeners. We had a UBET table inside the conference and a display space outside for our kilns.

Scott McKain of UBET and Peter Hirst of Integrated Land Stewardship in the UBET display area.