Author Archive | jcohen

re:char Founder Jason Aramburu named Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow

New York, NY- re:char founder Jason Aramburu was recently named a Social Innovation Fellow for the upcoming Pop!Tech Conference in Camden, ME. Pop!Tech is the East Coast’s premier technology and innovation conference, bringing together 600 influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists for 3 days of ground-breaking speakers, events and networking. This year’s conference, entitled “America […]

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House Committee on Small Business Takes Notice of Biochar

On Thursday, May 21 University of Georgia Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering K.C. Das testified before the house Committee on Small Business.  The hearing’s purpose was to discuss “the impacts of outstanding regulatory policy on small biofuels producers and family farmers including biochar carbon sequestration.”  In his opening statement alone, Das called upon members […]

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Have 15 Minutes for Biochar in Australia?

ABC Lateline, an Australian news program, did a report on May 24 discussing the status of biochar’s prospects on the island (click to view the video and/or read the transcript).  Prominent Australian scientist Tim Flannery contributes, as does the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries biochar team leader Lukas Van Zwieten, several Australian farmers, […]

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Vote for Biochar in the Manchester Report

The biochar concept, as promoted by re:char friend and Biochar Fund founder, Laurens Rademakers, will be included in the Guardian UK’s influential Manchester Report. “Twenty Ideas That Could Save the World” have been wittled down to ten radical ideas to combat climate change. These ten ideas will be included in the influential “Manchester Report,” which will […]

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Biochar Gains Momentum in Oz

Will Australia beat the United States as the first nation to officially recognize biochar as a bankable carbon offset? Like here in the States, the carbon sequestered through pyrolysis is not yet recognized as tradable in Australia, but Australian mining conglomerate Alumina Ltd sees immense promise in biochar.  The Syndey Morning Herald reports that Chief […]

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Biochar Hero, Johannes Lehmann, Testifies before the 111th Congress

On June 18, Cornell Associate Professor of Soil Fertility Management/Soil Biogeochemistry and author of Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology (referred to by some as the Bible of Biochar) Dr. Johannes Lehmann testified before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. The hearing, Global Warming’s Growing Concerns: Impacts on Agriculture and […]

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Al Gore Supports Soil Carbon Sequestration

The Times UK recently reported on our former Vice President’s remarks at an environmental conference in at the Smith School in Oxford.  He made several key points with regards to soil carbon: (1) “There is three times as much carbon [sic] in the first two meters of soil than there is in all of the […]

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