The next USBI Conference has been scheduled for August 20 – 23, 2018 and will be hosted at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE. Further details will be forthcoming soon.
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From August 22-25, 2016, over 300 biochar producers, researchers, users, and enthusiasts met at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon for the US Biochar Initiative 2016 Symposium: The Synergy of Science and Industry.
We're all anxious for the Fifth North American Biochar Symposium!
The USBI Advisory Board has developed a set of Biochar Sustainability Protocols that promote the health of people and the planet as the process creates value.
Biochar is elemental carbon refined from biomass and made cleanly using today's technology. When done responsibly and sustainably, production and use of biochar has been shown to boost crop yields, build long lasting soil fertility, and conserve water.
The ancient civilizations of the Amazon used biochar for their waste streams and, today, their soils retain fertility. Thousands of years later this process has been re-discovered by, primarily, Cornell University. Today, biochar is elemental carbon refined from biomass and made cleanly using today's technology.