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Thu, 29 Feb

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FarmED

--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Biochar Explained

Adam Samuel, Co-Founder of CapChar, a biochar carbon removal company, will open your eyes to biochar's potential as an important tool for climate change mitigation for use on-farm, in-soil and at home.

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--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Biochar Explained
--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Biochar Explained

Time & Location

29 Feb 2024, 11:45 – 14:00

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Biochar is a carbon-rich material that remains after woody organic material has been heated in the absence of oxygen in a process called pyrolysis. It is then sequestered in soil or other materials and has a lifetime of millennia. Biochar has its origins in the Amazon, but in the last 20 years has gained traction in the scientific community for its use in soil and compost for gardeners, growers and farmers. Its properties and characteristics mean that it has over 50 uses as a physical material from soil improver, insulation, and water filtration. 

Adam will explain what it is, how it is made, what its uses are, feedstocks and work they have been conducting to provide further evidence of its value.  Today the International Panel on Climate Change and many scientists/organisations around the world advocate that it is a credible tool for reducing and removing greenhouse gas emissions. Technology and processes are the key to its success, with CapChar at the forefront of this nascent industry. 

Adam will explain how the sequestration of biochar becomes a carbon certificate, and why we need to scale this industry and how we can achieve it. After the talk, you might just become a biochar advocate!

This talk will include a presentation and a Q+A session. 

About the speaker:

Adam Samuel, Co-Founder of CapChar, is a biochar start-up entrepreneur who combines a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with creating novel technologies and innovative business strategies to solve industry challenges. In 2021/2022, he led & delivered an innovation project to investigate the feasibility of a pyrolysis technology and the resulting biochar produced, as a greenhouse gas removal solution. Furthermore, in 2023, he led an SBRI/DEFRA project to investigate the feasibility of the use of biochar in manure management systems. His goal is to help facilitate the growth of a UK biochar industry, through 'Made in the UK' biochar carbon certificates.

Please arrive at 11:45 am. The talk will start at midday, and lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. 

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  • Talk + Lunch

    Our price covers the talk and lunch. If you can't stay for lunch, please bring a tupperware so you can take lunch away with you.

    £20.00
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