Eastern WV Community and Technical College is proud to announce the launch of the Appalachian Biochar Conference. This inaugural conference brings together world-renowned biochar experts to identify opportunities to increase awareness of biochar and increase its production in the Potomac Highlands, WV and Appalachia more broadly. According to the International Biochar Initiative, biochar is the “practice of converting agricultural waste in a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity.”
“Biochar represents a significant opportunity to increase the agricultural production of our farmlands and creates opportunities to enhance agricultural productivity of former coal mines,” said Dr. Chuck Terrell, President of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help increase economic diversification within the region,” said Dr. Terrell. “This conference is a game-changer for Appalachia, as it creates significant economic and entrepreneurial opportunities for the community.
The conference includes internationally recognized speakers including: