Symposium Overview

The Northeast Biochar Symposium 2009 will highlight current biochar research and technological advances and provide vital information to public officials, researchers, farmers and landscape professionals, green industry businesses, and sustainable energy professionals. Biochar is considered a significant strategy for removing net carbon from the atmosphere for safe storage in soil, enhancing soil resources, and creating clean energy from agricultural stover and forest biomass.

This comprehensive symposium presents clear, practical, professional, science-based information that will:

• Teach about biochar for use in carbon sequestration to reverse global warming, enhance soil fertility, increase renewable energy production, and create jobs

• Provide a forum for exchange of research findings

• Gain national media attention and stimulate discussion on biochar

• Establish a Northeast Biochar Initiative