[Gasification] Call for Papers: 2013 North American Biochar Symposium

Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative
Sat Jan 19 15:36:20 CST 2013

Hello and Happy New Year!

North American Biochar Symposium - October 13-16, 2013 

Harvesting Hope: the Science and Synergies of Biochar

Contact:Karen at PVBiochar.org


Come Join Us!

Biochar is a fascinating and ancient soil amendment that holds great promise for present day soils, climate, economic and energy concerns. This biochar symposium is designed for farmers, foresters, researchers, policymakers, biochar producers and entrepreneurs, and especially students and citizens who want to learn more about biochar as an alternative to fossil fuel-based fertilizers/pesticides and energy.

Why should you consider attending? Click here <http://www.cvent.com/events/mproc.aspx?m=e9567662-8a4a-4686-9d62-d9573fabab4d&u=http%3a%2f%2fsymposium2013.pvbiochar.org%2f&l=here>  for five great reasons!


Call for Papers

There are FOUR main tracks for speakers: 

*	Feedstocks & Technology
*	Benefits of Biochar - agriculture (farm and forest) climate, water, energy
*	Scale, Sales & Marketing
*	Community Engagement and Policy

For details on each track and to submit your abstract, click here <http://www.cvent.com/events/mproc.aspx?m=e9567662-8a4a-4686-9d62-d9573fabab4d&u=http%3a%2f%2fsymposium2013.pvbiochar.org%2ftracks&l=here> !

And if you know of people or organizations doing innovative work in biochar, please forward this email.


Call for Sponsors

We've already had many wonderful conversations with biochar industry leaders and supporting organizations. If you might like to join in the effort to support this conference, where important presentations and discussions about the potential for biochar in agriculture, climate and energy will take place, please check out the opportunities available here <http://www.cvent.com/events/mproc.aspx?m=e9567662-8a4a-4686-9d62-d9573fabab4d&u=http%3a%2f%2fsymposium2013.pvbiochar.org%2fsponsorship&l=here> !


Mark your calendar now: Sunday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 16 
...and add an extra day or two for exploring the fall foliage throughout the Pioneer Valley or attending a special post-conference hands on biochar camp at NESFI!

October 13-16, 2013, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The New England Small Farm Institute is the fiscal sponsor of the PioneerValley Biochar Initiative.

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