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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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Disarming the Biochar Wars

Since we posted on the growing debate over biochar, the Internet and the twitterverse have ignited into a firestorm of controversy over biochar. In general, it seems that a lack of information is pervading both sides of the debate. As a seasoned group of biochar enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and researchers, re:char presents the following items which […]

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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 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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Dr. James Hansen on Biochar and Soil-based Sequestration

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDefzZCLgF4 re:char recently caught up with Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies at a high-profile demonstration against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Southern West Virginia. Dr. Hansen discussed his opinions on biochar, and the need for better agricultural practices which sequester carbon rather than release it. This brief interview was shot […]

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Elegant Explanation of Biochar by Dr. James Lovelock

Dr. James Lovelock, climate change visionary and originator of the Gaia Hypothesis recently spoke to KUOW in Seattle about climate change, biochar and the future of the human race. We’ve linked to the podcast of the interview below, as it provides a lovely and elegant explanation of the biochar concept, and how it can be […]

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