Register for The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Conference and Forum – June 12 – Free Admission
Register your business ($100) or organization ($0) to have a table the Community and Business Forum on June 12
Register for The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Biochar Workshop – June 13 – $25 per person, limit 80
This two-day event will provide southern Illinois communities,non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals with education, resources and innovative ideas about opportunities in the changing economy.
During the conference the first day, three keynote speakers will provide background on what’s happening in the economy, and insight into economic diversification opportunities in energy, forestry, agriculture and more. Expert panelists will discuss issues and options for the region. A community forum will give participants the chance to speak to organizations and businesses directly. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Lunch is provided for registered participants.
The second day features a workshop on Biochar by author, entrepreneur and permaculturist Albert Bates.
These events are sponsored by the Just Transition Fund (www.justransitionfund.org) and hosted locally by ShopCarbondale.com LLC (www.shopcarbondale.com) and The Climate Economy.
Albert Bates Biochar Masterclass – Tentative Schedule
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
Introductions: Who are you, why are you here, what do you expect to take away?
My introduction: Who I am, why I am here, what you can expect to learn, and not.
Introduction to the subject
Q&A – assess the knowledge within the group
Tea break 15 min
History of Biochar (slides, 90 min); History of Terra Preta; History of Retorts; Advances in Soil Science; Advances in Materials Science; Bottleneck in sources and sinks; BURN breaks that bottleneck
Q & A
Biochar burn; Biochar quench; Biochar wet grind
Tea break (15 min)
Retorts: Show and tell; Compost: Show and tell; Compost teas; Discussion
Tea break (15 min)
Cements, grouts and plasters: Show and tell; Earthbag, Cob, Adobe; Novel applications; Bio-oil and Wood Vinegar; Aerogels; Cosmetics; Water; Electronics; Carbon Fiber & 3D Printing; Cryptocurrency