Speaking at Dartmouth

A few weeks ago, Rich and I were invited to speak at Dartmouth College about our biochar  operation.  Today we drove up and were part of the program at their Sustainability Solutions Cafe.  It was a very enjoyable experience, and we met quite a few people who were genuinely interested in what we are doing here.  Prof. Anne Kapuscinski of Dartmouth's Environmental Studies Program has put together an excellent forum for students and the public to receive pertinent information on a continuing variety of topics related to sustainability.  She introduced today's program.  Then James Kennedy gave a short introduction about biochar.  James is a very dynamic senior studying chemical engineering, who is quite interested in and also well-versed in the biochar movement.  Bob Wells of New England Biochar had referred him to us, and then he nominated us to speak at the cafe, and that's how we were invited.

Michael Low of Vermont Biochar followed with a very interesting presentation.  He has been producing biochar since 2009, and we were impressed with all the interlinked facets of his farm and biochar operation.  Rich and I split the talk about our operation here.  He started with the history of how we've gotten to where we are, and an explanation of our Adam retort.  I finished up with an outline of our philosophy for our venture and a vision for the future.  The program ended with a question and answer session.  The whole session seemed well-received, and we were pleased with the interest level and reactions from the attendees.   Steve

Rich using a slide to explain our Adam retort.
Rich using a slide to explain our Adam retort.