North American Biochar Conference 2022
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North American Biochar Conference 2022

August 08 - 11, 2022

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Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
WaterFront Place, Morgantown, West Virginia, US

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The Conference Committee has established a PAY NOW OR PAY LATER OPTION.

The benefit is open to all including, Exhibitors and Sponsors. Email for more details.

Payment will be required on or before July 10, 2022.

About 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy Conference

The 2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy conference will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. The meeting will draw attention to biochar and bioenergy science, technology, and sustainability issues at local-to-global scales.

The US Biochar Initiative (USBI) promotes the sustainable production and use of biochar, and has hosted the pre-eminent North American biochar conference since 2009. The West Virginia University (WVU) is our academic conference partner. WVU is currently leading the MASBio Program through funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

North American Biochar and Bioenergy will be held in Morgantown, West Virginia.  

What is Biochar?

Biochar is a solid, carbon-rich material produced via the high-temperature, low-oxygen processing of wood scraps, manures, poultry litter, and other low-value biomass feedstocks. While closely rated to charcoal and activated carbon, the term ‘biochar’ is reserved for material intentionally produced for use as a soil amendment for agriculture or environmental remediation. It has demonstrated value for increasing soil carbon content; modulating soil hydraulic properties, pH, and cation exchange capacity; reducing nutrient losses through runoff and nitrous oxide emissions; and sorbing a wide variety of environmental contaminants. Biochar chemical and physical properties vary widely depending upon its source material and processing, however, and thus there are large R&D efforts within academia and industry to engineer better-performing and more sustainable chars.

Tracks, Workshops & Field Trips


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Speaker Registration




To be used by individuals submitting abstracts/posters for consideration. Once accepted by reviewers and commitment made to attend the submitter will be required to register at the speaker rate. The Book Now Pay Later option can be used.

Regular Registration




Government Registration




MASBio Annual Meeting




Student Registration




Day Pass - Tuesday




Day Pass - Wednesday





Request for Abstracts & Poster Submission


You must Register for the conference in order to submit an Abstract/Poster.

When Registering, select the Abstract/Poster Category

If the Abstract/Poster is reviewed and accepted the Speaker Fee will be applied if attendance is accepted.

If not accepted, the submitter will be allowed Regular Registration at the Early Rates.

Once the conference committee completes its review, you will be notified by email.

Submissions are limited to ~250 words, no abstract or poster submittal limits have been set.


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Details on the proposed conference tracks can be found on the Conference Tracks Page. Main Topics include:

Carbon Markets & Circular Economies Session

Bioenergy & Other Value-Added Bioproducts, Production & Commercialization Session

Environmental Restoration & Remediation Session

Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry

Biochar Production & Commercialization Session


Posters for Biochar 2022 will be on display in the Vendor Exhibit Hall on Tuesday August 9, 2022 and August 10, 2022. The posters will be available for review by attendees when the Vendor Exhibit Hall will be open which will be for all Session Breaks and during the Tuesday evening. During the Vendor's Social Event, an opportunity will be given to the poster presenters to give a 5 minute "Speed Talk" about their project and research. Once completed, the poster presenters will have an opportunity to talk with attendees throughout the evening during the social event. See program for more details. The location of your poster will be advertised in the conference program.

  • We kindly ask that all poster presenters prepare their posters in a 34 inches (86 cm) by 46 inches (117 cm) maximum format to allow for portrait or landscape presentation.
  • Please bring the poster yourself to the conference, there will be no opportunity to print your poster at the conference site.
  • Thumb tacks and tape to attach your poster to the poster board will be provided.
  • Please attach your poster to the poster board at the beginning of the conference and in the designated area.
  • We will be giving each poster presenter a chance to provide a "Speed Talk" about their research and findings. Speed talks are to be between 3 and 5 minutes. See conference program for time and room.
  • Main poster event will be during the vendor social event on Tuesday Evening August 9, 2022.

Take Down - Posters may remain up in the Exhibit Hall throughout the duration of the conference. However, posters must be removed from the Exhibit Hall no later than 3:30 PM on August 10, 2022. Poster not removed will be removed and placed at the registration desk. Posters not picked up will be disposed of at the conclusion of the conference.

If you should have any questions, please send them to the organizing committee at To help us give you a fast response, please start your email with the abstract title and name of presenter.


Not seeing the perfect package?

If you are interested in contributing to the Biochar & Bioenergy 2022 Conference in a way not listed in our sponsorship options, please contact us at We would be happy to evaluate a custom sponsorship options to best fit your organization.


North American Biochar & Bioenergy 2022 Conference

Not seeing the perfect package?

If you are interested in contributing to the Biochar & Bioenergy 2022 Conference in a way not listed in our sponsorship options, please contact us at We would be happy to evaluate a custom sponsorship options to best fit your organization.

Exhibit Hall




Over 40 primes spaces available. Hurry to get the best location to promote your company.





The 2022 Conference will provide countless opportunities to promote your business, services and/or cause. The conference diverse customer reach will be one of the largest ever offered at a Biochar conference. The mid-Atlantic/Appalachian region is seeing rapid growth and financial investments in biochar and bioenergy opportunities. Conference attendees will bring together a breadth of industries and professionals that are directly involved, decision-makers and/or responsible for managing the regions natural resources, biomass energy, products and services, federal/state laws and policy development, carbon markets, sequestration and adaptive management strategies, project financing, environmental remediation and restoration, and the development of climate smart agriculture and forestry. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Morgantown, West Virginia offers a relaxing small city feel yet is in close proximity to over 50 million people. The conference will provide both premium and regular exhibit space along with many other sponsorship packages.

This exhibitor information was created to assist you in planning for your upcoming participation in a show here at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Conference Center. We want to ensure you have a safe and successful show and are here to help ensure your company or organization gains the most benefits and opportunities possible.

Facility Guidelines

The Facility

The Waterfront Place Conference Center is a smoke-free facility located in the Warf District along the winding Monongahela River. The facility has ground floor access and is predominantly covered in carpeting with over 50,000 square feet of event space with onsite audio-visual support including data access.

Display Material Freight or Shipment

All shipments of freight or display materials are to be sent to Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. All display materials should be pre-shipped or brought in during exhibitor load-in times. All items and trash should be removed during load-out times. Items to be shipped out should be handled in advance or be pre-arranged for pick-up. Exhibitors are required to move in/out through the rear of the building via ground level dock.

Exhibitor Audio Visual Services

Exhibitor audio visual needs are serviced by our in-house provider Inspire Audio Visual, which may include electric, internet, equipment and projection. For exhibitor audio visual services contact (304) 581-2850. Show order form for any additional onsite needs can be coordinated through the conference facility and Inspire.

Exhibitor Check-In

All exhibitors must check in at the conference registration desk prior to going to the facility ground floor loading dock. Prior to being given access to the vendor storage area a conference badge must be displayed to the conference staff. Any person in the building without such identification will be asked to leave.

Exhibitor Load-In

Main entrance may be used only for carry in displays and materials with approval. All Exhibitors should observe their designated load-in times assigned for the event to avoid congestion. Carts or dolly may be limited at times depending on level of activity. Vendor is welcomed to provide their own cart or dolly to expedite Load-In.

Exhibitor parking

Parking is available via the conference facilities two parking garages on either end of the facility.

Exhibitor Move In (Monday, August 8, 2022 between 12pm and 5pm)

No items may be pulled, dragged or pushed across the carpet, floors or thresholds. Items must be on wheels (i.e. handcart, dolly or pallet jack).

Exhibit Displays

  • Nothing may be attached in any manner to the walls, columns, draperies or mirrors in the facility. This includes signs, banners, pictures and/or fixtures. Pipe and Drape are provided as part of the exhibitor fee for two sides and back. If additional is needed then it is available for rental in advance.
  • Only approved tape; Gaffer’s or Painter’s may be used on carpeted areas and tiled floors. No duct tape is allowed in the facility.
  • Exhibits must stay in their confined spaces, and cannot block or obstruct exit doors, view of exit signage, fire apparatus or fire alarm pull stations. Exhibitor shall use care not to disrupt the flow of traffic in the aisles.
  • Exhibits must be confined to actual contracted booth space. Display elements over 3’ high must be set back 3’ from the aisle. Raw plywood, cardboard or other structural materials must be painted or appropriately covered. Display materials shall be non-flammable and fire-rated certified. Wood exhibit displays greater than 1⁄4” shall use treated fire-retardant wood.
  • All fabric, canvas, tenting and pipe and drape must be non-flammable and have a label or marking noting such.
  • Exhibitors may not apply paint, lacquer, adhesives or other coatings, tacking strips to the facility’s floors, walls, columns or booths.
  • Electric extension cords and electrical devices not provided by Inspire and shall be commercial duty with grounded plugs (three-wire UL or FM compliant per NFPA Code 70. Cords should be contained in the rented booth space and not pose a hazard to attendees. Cords must be approved by Inspire Audio Visual. If cords are needed, they can be rented from Inspire in advance.
  • No loud sound displays or flashing light displays are permitted in the building.
  • Any displays of heavy equipment or crated displays require a fire-rated mat or 6-mil plastic underneath the item. This includes bricks, sand, plants, trees and/or dirt.
  • Lighting displays cannot use 100 watt quartz stem halogen lamps with linear bulbs.
  • There may be no open flames, propane or flammable liquids, explosives or pyrotechnics. Any Exhibitor utilizing an approved heat source (Wick sterno, cassette or induction burners) at their booth is to provide a 5 LB ABC Fire Extinguisher at the booth.
  • No animals are permitted with the exception of Guide/Therapeutic Dogs who must be accompanied by a master.
  • Exhibitors shall have at least one attendant at their booth at all times while the event is open to attendees. 


  • No Popcorn, Chocolate Fountains, Peanuts, Snow, Fog, Bubble, Confetti or Cotton Candy Machines are permitted in the building. No Glitter or Silly String may be used on site.
  • No open flame votive or candles are permitted.
  • Balloons are permitted only when weighted. Balloons given to children must have a weight attached. 


  • Exhibitors may not bring food or beverage into the facility. There are vending machines available off the Lobby, or check with Show Producer if kiosks or meals are being offered.
  • Vendors may not sell food or beverages. Exhibitors may only give away pre-packaged food such as wrapped candy.
  • The use of and/or dispensing of alcoholic beverages is prohibited with the exception of license Restaurant and Alcohol trade vendors. For alcohol tastings see the Alcohol Vendor Requirements.

Exhibitor Move-Out (Wednesday, August 10, 2022 between 3:30 and 5:00 PM)

All vendors are responsible for breaking down boxes/cartons/crates that need to be disposed and removed to either a designated area or by utility personnel. Trash and recycling dumpsters are located outside the Security Entrance for all waste. The facility should be left broom swept.

Conference staff will walk thru the facility after load-out with Marriott and Inspire Event Management to ensure the there is no need for extra cleaning or trash removal. Vendors may be charged for any excessive cleaning and or damage to their contracted space. 


The Waterfront Place Conference Center is a 24-hour secure building with an on-site security command center. Cameras are located on the perimeter and on select interior rooms and hallways. Exhibitors are urged to remove valuable property from the premises during non-exhibit hours. The Waterfront Place Conference Center is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Exhibitors must wear their name show badges/wrist bands at all times.


Please contact , John Webster, Conference Marketing Coordinator with any questions or special requests. He would be happy to assist you with any immediate concerns at  


About Morgantown, WV

Welcome to the heart of Mountaineer Country! Morgantown, WV is the perfect mix of college spirit and small-town traditions. Each restaurant, diner, and family has their own version of the treasured pepperoni-roll, and everyone has attended a West Virginia University football game.

Located at the intersection of Interstate 79 and Interstate 68, Morgantown is the perfect weekend-trip destination. Take a tour through local wineries and craft beer pubs, or fly into Morgantown Municipal Airport for quick access to shopping in Downtown Morgantown. Grab a paddle and float down the Monongahela River as it cuts through town, or stick to the shore as you bike along the Rail Trail.

As the home of West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown is the home of thousands of students ten months out of the year. As a research university, WVU offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees, as well as leading programs in law and medicine. West Virginia University is also home of the Mountaineers and Mountaineer football, a team that dominates the field, causing the iconic "Let's Go! Mountaineers" chant to echo through the town on game day.

Life is always moving in Morgantown, with live-events, marathons, festivals, and more happening throughout the year. Local love for the arts has grown into artisan markets, high-production theatre performances, social art projects, and city-beautification through painted murals and sculpture. Many residents wonder how they will leave their mark on Morgantown, without even realizing the mark that it will leave on them.

Getting to Morgantown, WV

Air Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport is the largest airport located near Morgantown. 

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Alternate Airport Transportation: Regency Global Transportation

Morgantown Municipal Airport: Morgantown Municipal Airport serves North Central West Virginia and surrounding areas.

  • approximately 4 miles to the Marriott Conference Center & Marriott Hotel
  • Marriott Event Center (2 Waterfront Place) is about 10 minutes from Morgantown Municipal Airport.

Flights are operated by Southern Airways Express. Southern is a Mississippi-based airline, offering scheduled regional air service to over twenty cities in the Gulf and Mid-Atlantic regions. Southern Airways interline tickets connecting with United, American and Alaska Airlines flights can be purchased below, as well as on popular travel websites such as Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, Kayak and United, American, and Alaska Airlines websites.

Tickets are also available for purchase through travel agents or by calling the Southern Customer Service Center at 1-800-329-0485.


North Central West Virginia Airport: Is approximately 32 miles from the Marriott Conference Center and Hotel. Marriott Event Center (2 Waterfront Place) is about 35 minutes from the North Central West Virginia Airport. Phone Number: +1 304-842-3400 Visit Airport Website:


Hotel Airport Shuttle: This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Alternate Airport Transportation: R&R Transit LLC

Conference Ride Sharing

We recognizing the many and varied travel needs of our conference attendees we wanted to provide a way to hopefully help coordinate transportation too and from the airport. 

To help connect conference traveler who might be able to hookup at the airport and share the cost of the ride or rental car to Morgantown, we have established an account with Group Car Pool Service. To use, just go to the link and fill in your information. We hope this help make your travel easier, cheaper and a great way to hook up with other conference attendees early even before officially joining us. If you are renting a car and would like to have some travel buddies, dropping a note on Group Car Pool site and let folks know when you will be heading to and from the Airport or other destinations.



The Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place is a brand new, beautiful, full-service Wharf District hotel overlooks the picturesque Monongahela River and boasts 207 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. We offer an abundance of amenities, including luxurious bedding, free high speed WiFi, a beautiful indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, concierge lounge, room service, flat screen HDTVs, and more. The hotel features a full service Starbucks, signature restaurant (Bourbon Prime), and an incredible location near downtown Morgantown, WVU, golf courses, local wineries and other area attractions.

With over 50,000 square feet of modern, flexible meeting and event space, the Waterfront Place is the perfect destination to host the Biochar 2022 conference and workshops. The facility is the recent recipient of Convention South Readers Choice Award Winner 2019 ("Best meeting site in the South").



Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place: The Marriott is providing to Biochar 2022 Conference attendees a nightly room rate of $149.00 (King Bed Standard) plus applicable state and local taxes (12%). The Marriott is also providing the rates the same rates 1 day before the conference and 2 days post conference. There are only 160 rooms at this conference rate. For reservations call the hotel at +1-304-296-1700. To get the discounted rate, use the Event Name: US Biochar Conference. Hotel Address: 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501, USA

Hotel Morgan: 127 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. +1-304-292-8200. Less than 1 mile to the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Conference Center. 12-15 minute walk, 6 minute bike and 3-4 minutes by car. Promo Code: LBWV (Sun-Thurs) $95.00+Tax.

Scholar Hotel Morgantown: 345 Chestnut Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA +1-304-777-4100. Less than 1 mile to the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Conference Center. About a 15 minute walk or 4 minute drive. 

Other Hotel Choices

  • Suncrest Area Euro Suites: 501 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA $89.00+tax To reserve call (304) 598-1000. No Shuttle.
  • Hilton Garden Inn: 150 Suncrest Towne Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505 To reserve call (304) 225-9500. No Shuttle.
  • Residence Inn: 1046 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV To reserve call (304) 599-0237
  • Holiday Inn Suncrest: 1188 Pineview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA $109.00+tax (Kings); $109.00+tax (Queens-two beds) To reserve call (304) 241-6649. Shuttle available until 8 pm 6 
  • Courtyard by Marriot Morgantown (U Town Center); $99.00+tax 460 Courtyard Street, Morgantown, WV 26501 To reserve call (304) 599-1080. No Shuttle 
  • Candlewood Suites (Westover): 7200 Willie G Avenue, Westover, WV 26501, USA $89.00+tax (Single Queen rooms) and $99.00+tax (Double Queen rooms) To reserve call (304) 241-2411 or visit. No Shuttle.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites (U Town Center):161 Lewis Drive, Morgantown, WV 26501, USA $89.00+tax To reserve call (304) 598-5006. No Shuttle.

Camping Options

Chestnut Ridge Park

Coopers Rock, WV State Park

RV and Camping in WV

Terms & Conditions


  • Everyone who has registered for the North American Biochar & Bioenergy Conference (Biochar 2022) has pledged that they will either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or test negative within 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Hotel and conference staff are all fully vaccinated
  • The conference will be following the federal, state and WVU protocols for COVID-19 safety. At this time, masks are no linger required indoors (except on mobile seminar transportation and mobile seminar tour stops where required); however, this may change at anytime prior to the event.
  • The conference will have a limited quantity of KN95 and KF94 masks available at the registration desk if you forget to bring yours. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, we encourage you to do so.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures continue throughout the hotel and conference center, with additional sanitizing stations set up in classrooms.

At Biochar 2022, we will provide COVID-19 safety measures such as offering the choice of a colored lanyards to indicate individual comfort level during the event:

  • Green = comfortable with handshakes/close contact
  • Yellow = fist/elbow bumps only
  • Red = No contact/distance appreciated


No refund will be provided after the end of late registration. Cancellations prior to the end of the late registration will be refunded less an administration fee of 15%. In the event of a COVID closure as defined by the federal, State or WVU, the event will be rescheduled. The registrant will have the option of a refund less an administrative fee of 15% or provided credit for attendance at the rescheduled event. If the event has to be cancelled a refund will be provided less the administrative fee of 15%.


If you should have any questions, comments or concerns please email

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Live Event

North American Biochar Conference 2022

August 08 - 11, 2022

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Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
WaterFront Place, Morgantown, West Virginia, US

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