Commercialization & Production Session
This session has been developed to cover a broad array of topics critical to the growth of the industry. Topics should focus in one of the sub-topics presented below:
Commercialization, Production & Product Development
This sub-topic will focus on commercial technologies including production processes such as pyrolysis and gasification technologies, product processing and equipment such as driers, crushers, screeners, packaging, and added value opportunities and product development (e.g., carbon-based building products)
Policy, Regulations, Standards & Specifications
This sub-topic will focus on the development of policy and regulations by federal, State and local government tied to waste management, renewable energy and watershed resiliency. In many technical fields such as stormwater management, remediation and other environmental applications require Performance Standards, Testing Protocols, Specifications and Details be approved and accepted for biochar(s) to be utilized. Tied to any biochar policy, regulations, standards and specifications are strategies to meet permit requirements, public and regulatory education, outreach programs and reporting requirements including verification and validation.
Project Implementation – Economics & Financing
This sub-topic will focus on one of the most challenging and complex aspects of scaling up the biochar industry. Many projects die due to challenging economics and cost of implementing new technologies and approaches that investors generally don’t understand. Presentations on innovative financing, business structures, public/private partnerships, environmental credit trading/stacking, marketing and messaging are also key to getting investors buy in are also of interest.