NEXT MEETING THIS COMING TUESDAY OCTOBER 13TH - at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2nd FLOOR - room 201 - 6 P.M.

Speaker: Ron Larson, Ph.D.

Title: BIOCHAR: A POTENTIALLY NEW REVOLUTION IN FARMING AND NEW TOOL IN CARBON SEQUESTRATION - including Results on Biochar conference August 2009, Boulder Colorado.

Please ENTER VIA VOLUNTEER DESK TO LEFT OF MAIN ENTRANCE

 

BACKGROUND:

History of BIOCHAR and a previous presentation by Ron on Biochar (September 2007):

 TUESDAY: ELEMENTS OF RON'S TALK THIS TUESDAY:

         Producing Biochar:   Will list the known ways to produce and explain present procedures and hurdles

         Biochar's impact on climate and soils: Will discuss recent research and theories on why Biochar works

         Biochar and energy:  Will identify several options and projections for subsidiary thermal, fuels, and electrical energy

         Biochar's other benefits:  Will run through a half dozen other aspects of Biochar that are driving its progress

         Biochar's hurdles:  

o    Will discuss what will slow and/or is slowing Biochar's progress - who is opposing and why.

o    Will discuss his fight with one small (but vocal) London-based group, who view Biochar as a Biofuel (a rainforest destroyer)

         What it will take to have a big impact:  Will discuss his work on what it will take to achieve up to ten wedges of negative carbon (sequestering 10 gigatons C/yr)

         The Boulder Conference (August 2009), IBI, USBI, and other information venues:  Will identify the changes seen in last five years and his own personal involvement in each activity

         The Copenhagen Conference and other policy arenas:  Will discuss what might happen in Copenhagen and elsewhere to help promote Biochar

 

FOR A BIO/RESUME OF RON LARSON:

http://www.denverclimatestudygroup.com/19-18TH_Meeting20091013BIOCHAR_RON-LARSON/RonLarsonResume.pdf