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Call for re:char Summer Interns (Kenya and Austin)

It’s that time of year again. As our organization grows, we need talented people to fill positions. We ¬†believe an intensive, summer internship is the best way to identify and hire permanent team members. Working for re:char isn’t easy. We work in some of the toughest areas on the planet. If you think you have […]

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IBI Convenes Biochar Characterization Standard Working Group

The International Biochar Initiative (IBI) has convened two working groups to develop a draft characterization standard for biochar. I’ve been fortunate to participate in the North America/South America/Africa working group among some of the brightest minds in biochar, from both industry and academia: Jim Amonette, United States Jason Aramburu, United States Louis de Lange, South […]

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re:char on Good Morning America!

On August 26, re:char’s Tim Callahan presented biochar to the public on Good Morning America’s segment called Just One Thing. Open this post and then click here to watch the video and read an accompanying article.

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Businessweek names re:char one of America’s 25 most promising social enterprises!

This week, Bloomberg Businessweek named re:char founder, Jason Aramburu, one of America’s Top 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs!¬†At re:char, we believe by integrating social impact directly into a venture’s mission, we can do good while making money. We are thoroughly honored to be a part of this cohort of brilliant entrepreneurs and ventures. You can […]

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Fox Business News Interviews re:char Founder

Fox Business News reporter Christina Scotti interviewed re:char founder, Jason Aramburu, on the potential of biochar as a carbon sequestration mechanism. Jason and Christina discussed the benefits of biochar, and the potential of re:char’s mobile fast pyrolysis technologies for improving agriculture and energy production in the developing world. Excerpts are shown from Jason’s 90-second Elevator […]

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Ocean Algae to Biochar– A discussion with Dr. James Lovelock

Here at re:char, we are often bombarded with requests for proprietary information about our technology. “Can you please provide schematic diagrams for your pyrolyzer systems?” “Can you provide the details of your bio-oil upgrading processes?” Although we believe in the open-source model, it’s exceedingly difficult to have a completely transparent tech development process while remaining […]

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re:char appoints Dr. James Lovelock to Advisory Board

It is with great pleasure that re:char officially announces the appointment of Dr. James Lovelock to our advisory board. Dr. Lovelock will take the position of ‘scientific advisor,’ helping to ensure a gaia-centric and sustainable rollout of re:char’s technology. Dr. Lovelock has long been our hero, and it is truly an honor to work with […]

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re:char named ‘Top Innovation’ by The Economist Carbon Economy Conference

Washington, D.C.– re:char was recently named “Top Innovation” at the Carbon Economy conference, organized by The Economist Magazine. Founder Jason Aramburu presented the re:char concept, along with a short video explaining the promise of biochar, to 200 government and business leaders, and an additional 400 online participants. The Economist has previously covered biochar, describing the […]

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Take that Climate Change Skepticons ! !

Here is the clear highlight of the next day. The United States has its own prominent pavilion near the European Union’s. It features a globe suspended from the ceiling upon which visual projections are made, indicating changing coast lines from sea lev…

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Welcome to HOPENHAGEN !

In fine Hagener (I made that one up) style, I cycled to the metro station, left my bike by the entrance, and hopped the train south towards the Conference. As the small (by New York standards, the cars are about the size of the AirTrain) train r…

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