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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, United States

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

2022 North American Biochar & Bioenergy Conference has been an overwhelming success.  We are at capacity for the event and not taking online registrations at this time.  If your are interested in attending please email info@biochar2022.com.  We are now developing a waiting list.  As COVID is still part of our reality we do expect a few openings.  

Thank you.

 

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.  

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Main Session Speakers

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00-1:30 PM

Plenary Speaker

Dominique Lueckenhoff, Sr. VP, Hugo Neu

 

Dominique Lueckenhoff serves as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, EHS & Sustainability at Hugo Neu Corporation. Reporting to the Chair and CEO, she leads the company’s global efforts in corporate sustainability, climate resiliency, environment, health and safety compliance, practices and policy, public and community affairs, and green business growth and investment. Ms. Lueckenhoff also manages Hugo Neu’s support and partnership with a variety of public, private, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions, including the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Environmental Engineering Sustainability Management Program, supporting the Hugo Neu Sustainability Seminar Series. Beyond her immediate corporate responsibilities, she serves as a Senior Fellow for the U.S. Water Alliance, an Associate Professor of Practice on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, ands chairs the National Municipal Stormwater Association’s (NMSA) Community-Based Public Private Partnerships (CBP3) Center of Excellence for Water, Energy and Equitable Economic Resilience. Lueckenhoff also serves on the Board of Cousteau’s Earth Echo International NGO, participates on the Water Steering Committee of the American Sustainable Business Council Network and is an Environmental Justice Advisor for the climate focused Carbon180 NGO. Her entrepreneurial drive for climate-smart solutions has also led to the recent business launch of EcoChar Environmental Solutions, employing decarbonization technologies and scientifically tailored biochars for cost-effective treatment and remediation of contaminated soil and water. Additionally Lueckenhoff is a member of Chief, a national network focused on connecting and supporting exemplary women executive leaders.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:30-1:30 PM

Plenary Speaker

Benjamin "Benji" Backer, Founder & President

American Conservation Coalition

 

 

Benji Backer is the founder and president of the American Conservation Coalition, the largest market-based youth environmental organization. Before he founded ACC at the University of Washington, Backer began his career in conservative politics well before he could vote — volunteering for campaigns in his home state of Wisconsin. He has represented a right-of-center environmental viewpoint nationally, including testifying among youth climate activists like Greta Thunberg in Congress. He has been named to the Fortune 40 Under 40, Forbes 30 Under 30, GreenBiz 30 Under 30, and Grist 50. ABC News called him one of “5 youth climate activists you need to know.” A frequent contributor to multiple national media outlets, Backer is a board member for BridgeUSA, the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum, and the Mainstream Republicans of Washington. He also serves on the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' Climate Change Commission. In his free time, Benji enjoys anything related to the beautiful outdoors and/or Wisconsin's sports teams.

 

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Speakers

Dominique Lueckenhoff Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, EHS & Sustainability, Hugo Neu
August 09, 2022 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Jordan Solomon Biomass Feedstock Advisory and Supply
August 10, 2022 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
Fred King Professor, Vice President for West Virginia University Research
August 09, 2022 09:00 am - 10:40 am
Benjamin "Benji" Backer Founder and President at American Conservation Coalition
August 10, 2022 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
Darrell Donahue Dean of WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Director of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station
August 09, 2022 09:00 am - 10:40 am
Thomas Foust Catalytic Carbon Transformation & Scale-Up National Bioenergy Center Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
August 09, 2022 09:00 am - 10:40 am
Kenneth Zwick Assistant Director, Wood, Fiber and Composites Research, US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory
August 09, 2022 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Tom Miles Executive Director of U.S. Biochar Initiative and President of T.R. Miles, Technical Consultants
August 09, 2022 09:00 am - 10:40 am
Jingxin Wang Professor, Project Director of the Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass Consortium (USDA NIFA) and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Biomaterials & Bioenergy (WVU)
August 09, 2022 09:00 am - 10:40 am
William Goldner USDA Office of Chief Scientist
Christopher Tindal Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) Assistant Director
August 10, 2022 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm

Conference Registration

07:30 am - 05:00 pm

Workshop #1- Biochar Industry Association/Standards & Certification

08:30 am - 12:00 pm

USBI, with support from the US Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, has provided education, networking, market, and technical support to the emerging biochar industry. The growth of the industry and the emergence of carbon markets have led to a need to develop product quality standards and certification, new products and markets, consumer awareness and branding, and critical infrastructure for production and supply. This workshop will explore pathways to organize a biochar industry association to help expand the business of biochar. 

Workshop #2 - Biomass & Biochar Stakeholder Focus and Engagement

08:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how the Mid-Atlantic Biomass for Value-Added Products Consortium (MASBio) has engaged with regional industry, NGO, and governmental partners. This workshop will offer insights on stakeholders’ visions related to biomass and biochar business development for land reclamation and environmental treatments.


Speakers: Shawn Grushecky and Dave McGill; WVU; Michael Jacobsen and Evelyn Thomchick; Penn State University.

Workshop Break

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Exhibitor Load-In

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Lunch On Own

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Workshop #3 - Life Cycle Assessments for Biochar Facilities and Carbon Markets

01:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Presented by:

Link Shumaker, PE of Biosystems Engineering PLLC, North Carolina, and

Chandni Joshi Jangid, PhD, SEA of Sacred Blue LLC, Kentucky



Learn how the calculation of a Life Cycle Assessment is prepared to determine the potential Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Credits that a biochar plant will produce. Presenters will use a model biomass pyrolysis process to provide example carbon calculations using the European Biochar Certificate C-Sink and the Puro.earth Standard Biochar methodologies. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion about how these methodologies are used by certifying agencies like Carbon Standards International, carbon removal credit trading platforms like Puro.earth and Verra and carbon credit buyers like Carbonfuture.

Workshop #4 - Biochar Practitioners Workshop: Biomass Chars, production, practices, and outcomes from two perspectives

01:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Norm Baker, Sequim, Washington

Former nursery owner Norm Baker will describe cost-efficient and environmentally sound biochar production and application at the DIY including results from four areas of research: in soil application and crop production in a nutritionally balanced soil; the development of a clean biochar kiln; biochar used to trap nutrients from human urine and feces: and, a retort for use in a common wood stove.


Mike Flynn, Green Quest LLC www.onagreenquest.net Richfield, Wisconsin

During this agriculture-focused Biochar Practioner Workshop, we will review how we are implementing biomass chars and pyroligneous acid within ours and our client's growing operations, to improve plant health and soil resilience. We will bring examples of formulations we make both for our own use, as well as, our client's use.



Workshop Break

03:00 pm - 03:15 pm

Dinner on own

05:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MASBio Focus Groups - by invitation only

07:00 am - 08:30 am

Focus Group Meeting with Breakfast

Registration

07:30 am - 05:00 pm

Breakfast

07:30 am - 08:30 am

Welcome & Plenary Session

09:00 am - 10:40 am 7 presentations

09:00 am - 09:05 am

Tom Miles

Conference Welcome - USBI

Tom Miles

09:05 am - 09:10 am

Jingxin Wang

Conference Welcome - MASBio

Jingxin Wang

09:10 am - 09:20 am

Fred King

Welcome

Fred King

09:20 am - 09:30 am

Darrell Donahue

WVU Davis College

Darrell Donahue

09:30 am - 09:50 am

Jingxin Wang

The Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass for Value-Added Products Consortium: Engagement and Impacts

Jingxin Wang

09:50 am - 10:15 am

Thomas Foust

The future of biofuels and bioproducts towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050

Thomas Foust

10:15 am - 10:40 am

Tom Miles

Decarbonizing our Circular Economy with Biochar

Tom Miles

Conference Break/Vendor Hall

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Technical Session 1A - Biochar Production & Commercialization

11:00 am - 12:15 pm 1A 3 presentations

This session has been developed to cover a broad array of topics critical to the growth of the industry including Biochar standardization, building a biochar business/market (i.e., entering the market, technologies, wet/dry grinding, biochar recovery, bagging and packaging/labeling), scaling production, market awareness, funding and investment, industry collaboration and supply chain issues.


11:00 am - 11:25 am

Challenges of a biochar startup

Bob Wells

11:25 am - 11:50 am

Demonstration of a new biochar production technology

Raj Kathuria

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Large Scale Co-Production of Biochar and Bioenergy using ICM’s Model-300 Gasifiers

Bert Bennett

Technical Session 2A - Bioenergy & Other Value-Added Bioproducts

11:00 am - 12:15 pm 2A 3 presentations

This session will focus on advancements in sustainable biofuels (e.g., Aviation), bioplastics and bio-adhesives, 3-D printing and high-value carbon products, nanomaterials and value-added products from CO2, biochar in building materials, TEA/LCA, scaling technologies and commercialization.


11:00 am - 11:25 am

MASBIO: Energizing the MidAtlantic Bioeconomy

Shawn Grushecky, Dave McGill, Michael Jacobsen, Eveyln Thomchick

11:25 am - 11:50 am

MASBio Task 2: Developing the Next Generation of Multi-feedstock Biomass Supply Chains to Advance the Bioeconomy

Nathaniel Anderson, Jingxin Wang, Chad Bolding, Mark Eisenbies, Damon Hartley, Md Abu Helal, Jude Liu, Matt Thompson, Tim Volk, Yu Wei

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass for Value-added Products Consortium (MASBio): Task Group 3. Value-Added Biomass Products

John Hu

Technical Sessions 3A - Carbon Markets & Circular Economies

11:00 am - 12:15 pm 3A 3 presentations

This session will focus on carbon capture, decarbonization and offset technologies, carbon credit and trading, carbon market financing tools for access to capital including advanced, multi-year market commitments, revenue sharing, project-based financing, and loan guarantees.

11:00 am - 11:25 am

South Pole - Carbon Markets & Project Development

Caitlin Kelly

11:25 am - 11:50 am

Life Cycle Assessments for Biochar Facilities and Carbon Markets

Link Shumaker

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

The Carbon Removal Market: bottlenecks and opportunities

Matt Wilson Plasek

Technical Session 4A - Environmental Restoration & Remediation

11:00 am - 12:15 pm 4A 3 presentations

This session will focus on the use of biochar(s) in the remediation and restoration Industry. Topics will include water and wastewater, urban waste streams management and upcycling (i.e., biosolids, green and food waste), urban applications, stormwater management (green infrastructure) BMPs, urban retrofitting, green roofs, urban agriculture including rooftop and hydroponics, urban soil restoration, turf, urban trees and forest management, urban soil repair, mine reclamation, brownfields and contamination remediation, panel discussion on the USBI Urban Task Force Efforts.


11:00 am - 11:30 am

Enhancement of Infiltration and Vegetation Growth in Compacted Urban Soil with Biochar Amendment

Derya Akpinar, Paul Imhoff

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Evaluation of Wood-Waste Biochar and Iron-Mining Byproduct for Simultaneous Pollutant Removal from Urban Runoff

Tadele Haile, Matthew Young, Bridget Ulrich

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The Impact of a Wood Biochar on Typical Roadside Soil, Turfgrass, and Stormwater Hydrology

Marcus Bowser, Paul Imhoff, Erik Ervin, Mikayla Rypkema, Andrew Blackburn

Technical Session 5A - Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry

11:00 am - 12:15 pm 5A 3 presentations

The session focus is on climate smart agriculture and forestry practices. Targeted topics are but not limited to, Production and supply chain resilience; practices for carbon sequestration and green management practices; feedstock production from hazardous fuels, energy crops and residues; farm scale applications and uses, biochar production from waste conversion including high-ash materials (i.e., manures) and biochar for high valued crops. 


11:00 am - 11:25 am

Biochar impacts on soil quality in arid sandy loam soil after four years

Catherine Brewer, Mohammed Omer, O. John Idowu, April Ulery

11:25 am - 11:50 am

Biochar NPV: intergenerational crop value of biochar applications

Josiah Hunt

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Biochar from Sugarcane Harvesting and Processing Waste Products Improves Sugarcane Ratooning Ability

Isabel Lima, Paul White

Lunch & Topic Tables

12:15 pm - 01:00 pm

Plenary Speakers

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 2 presentations

01:00 pm - 01:20 pm

Kenneth Zwick

Making a sustainable future with forest products

Kenneth Zwick

01:20 pm - 01:40 pm

Dominique Lueckenhoff

Scaling the Power of Biochar – The “360” Solution for a Healthy, Sustainable and Resilient World

Dominique Lueckenhoff

Conference Break/Vendor Hall

02:00 pm - 02:20 pm

Technical Session 1B - Biochar Production & Commercialization

02:20 pm - 04:25 pm 1B 5 presentations

This session has been developed to cover a broad array of topics critical to the growth of the industry including Biochar standardization, building a biochar business/market (i.e., entering the market, technologies, wet/dry grinding, biochar recovery, bagging and packaging/labeling), scaling production, market awareness, funding and investment, industry collaboration and supply chain issues.


02:20 pm - 02:45 pm

Biochar Analyses and Certification- Making Sense of the Data

Akio Enders

02:45 pm - 03:10 pm

Engineering functional biochars for specific applications

Eric Singsaas

03:10 pm - 03:35 pm

A new approach for complete pore size distributions and regime-specific total pore volume determinations of biochars

Brian Barry

03:35 pm - 04:00 pm

Biochar stories: successes and failures

Suzanne Allaire

04:00 pm - 04:25 pm

Taxonomy & Market Development

Shaun Scallan

Technical Session 2B - Bioenergy & Other Value-Added Bioproducts

02:20 pm - 04:25 pm 2B 5 presentations

This session will focus on advancements in sustainable biofuels (e.g., Aviation), bioplastics and bio-adhesives, 3-D printing and high-value carbon products, nanomaterials and value-added products from CO2, biochar in building materials, TEA/LCA, scaling technologies and commercialization.


02:20 pm - 02:45 pm

Characterize the fundamental properties of various-year-harvested logging residues and strategize their potential applications in the eastern United States

Wanhe Hu

02:45 pm - 03:10 pm

A Systematic Visualization Assessment of Research Focused on Biomass to Bioenergy Supply Chain Design

Md Abu Helal, Nathaniel M. Anderson, Yu Wei, Matthew P Thompson

03:10 pm - 03:35 pm

A conceptual framework of inventory control models to study biomass facility supply chain management and enhance supply chain resilience

Yu Wei, Md Abu Helal, Nathaniel Anderson, Matthew Thompson

03:35 pm - 04:00 pm

A stochastic techno-economic analysis of forest biomass feedstock supply chains: clean and dirty chips for bioenergy applications

HakSoo Ha, Tristan Brown, Ryan Quinn, Timothy Volk, Robert Malmsheimer, Marie-Odile Fortier, Jenny Frank, Steven Bick

04:00 pm - 04:25 pm

Innovative cycling reaction mechanisms of CO2 absorption in amino acid salt solvents

Zhenghong Bao

Technical Sessions 3B - Carbon Markets & Circular Economies

02:20 pm - 04:25 pm 3B 5 presentations

This session will focus on carbon capture, decarbonization and offset technologies, carbon credit and trading, carbon market financing tools for access to capital including advanced, multi-year market commitments, revenue sharing, project-based financing, and loan guarantees.

02:20 pm - 02:45 pm

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Technology - Driving NetZero and the Circular Economy

Robert Kovach

02:45 pm - 03:10 pm

Pricing of removals in the voluntary carbon markets

Matt Wilson Plasek

03:10 pm - 03:35 pm

Opportunities and barriers in the biochar carbon market

Melissa Leung

03:35 pm - 04:00 pm

Experiences from creating a standard for carbon sinks with biochar

Cecilia Hermansson

04:00 pm - 04:25 pm

Monetizing Negative Emissions in the Voluntary Carbon Market: An introduction to Puro.earth for Biochar Producers

Joseph Kochanski

Technical Session 4B - Environmental Restoration & Remediation

02:20 pm - 04:25 pm 4B 5 presentations

This session will focus on the use of biochar(s) in the remediation and restoration Industry. Topics will include water and wastewater, urban waste streams management and upcycling (i.e., biosolids, green and food waste), urban applications, stormwater management (green infrastructure) BMPs, urban retrofitting, green roofs, urban agriculture including rooftop and hydroponics, urban soil restoration, turf, urban trees and forest management, urban soil repair, mine reclamation, brownfields and contamination remediation, panel discussion on the USBI Urban Task Force Efforts.


02:20 pm - 02:45 pm

Early results of biochar amendments in biomass plantings in the mid-Atlantic region

Jamie Schuler, Zac Freedman, Shawn Grushecky, Jeff Skousen

02:45 pm - 03:10 pm

Use of biochar and biochar & compost blends as a soil amendment in stream restoration tree plantings

Shawn Grushecky, Jamie Schuler

03:10 pm - 03:40 pm

Sustainability of bioenergy crop production with biochar on reclaimed mine and marginal agricultural lands

Charlene Kelly, Zachary Freedman, Salvador Grover

03:40 pm - 04:10 pm

Removal of heavy metal ions using surface-modified logging residue hydrochar

Wanhe Hu, Jingxin Wang, Nan Nan

04:10 pm - 04:40 pm

Metal adsorption on novel biochar produced from waste plant materials generated in the essential oil industry

Sameer Neve, Dibyendu Sarkar, Zhiming Zhang, Rupali Datta

Technical Session 5B - Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry

02:20 pm - 04:25 pm 5B 5 presentations

The session focus is on climate smart agriculture and forestry practices. Targeted topics are but not limited to, Production and supply chain resilience; practices for carbon sequestration and green management practices; feedstock production from hazardous fuels, energy crops and residues; farm scale applications and uses, biochar production from waste conversion including high-ash materials (i.e., manures) and biochar for high valued crops. 


02:20 pm - 02:45 pm

MASBio System Scale-up Analysis: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools

Richard Bergman

02:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Data Science Applications in Resource Recovery and Carbon Capture: A Critical Literature Review and Future Research Direction

Mohammed Tamim Zaki, Kevin Orner, Lewis Stetson Rowles

03:15 pm - 03:40 pm

Analysis of Biomass Sustainability Indicators from a Machine Learning Perspective

Syeda Nyma Ferdous, Xin Li, Kamalakanta Sahoo, Richard Bergman

03:40 pm - 04:10 pm

Environmental and Social Sustainability Analysis of Biomass-Based Processes

Debangsu Bhattacharyya

04:10 pm - 04:25 pm

Improving the Environment and Economics at the Same Time

Michael McGolden

Conference Break/Vendor Hall

04:25 pm - 04:45 pm

MASBio Task Group Interaction Meeting (Private)

04:45 pm - 05:30 pm LL, MEC A

Social Event/Vendor Hall

05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Poster Session/Vendor Hall

05:30 pm - 07:30 pm 17 presentations

05:30 pm - 05:35 pm

Biochar Use in Electromagnetic Shielding

Robert Gillett

05:35 pm - 05:40 pm

Energy recovery and waste treatment using the co-pyrolysis of biomass waste and polymer

Seokyoung Oh, Jung-In Sohn

05:40 pm - 05:45 pm

Collaborative research with the community for the development of a basket of products from the pyrolysis of forest residues

Marianne Lapointe, Maude Graham Sauvé, Régis Pilote, André Benoit

05:45 pm - 05:50 pm

Machine learning applications in forest and biomass supply chain management

Jinghan Zhao

05:50 pm - 05:55 pm

Development of Pilot Scale Pyrolysis Reactors for Biocarbon Sequestration

Guillaume Gagnon-Caya, Benjamin Bronson, Murlidhar Gupta, Fernando Preto

05:55 pm - 06:00 pm

Financial Viability and Environmental Sustainability of producing Biochar from Fecal Sludge

Jeff Hallowell, L. Stetson Rowles, Ph.D., Jeremy S. Guest

06:00 pm - 06:05 pm

Charm Industrial: Putting Oil Back Underground

Katie Holligan

06:05 pm - 06:10 pm

Impact of Biochar Application on Regional Soil Properties

Andrew Ellis, Robert Cantrell, Idabel Lima, Javier Gonzalez, Amir Hass

06:10 pm - 06:15 pm

Long Term Soil Carbon Dynamics in Willow Biomass Crops

Abigail Herrington

06:15 pm - 06:20 pm

Identifying Barriers to and Opportunities for Adopting Biochar Production to Reduce Fire Risk and Improve Soil Health in Northern New Mexico

Rosa Soriano, Tomasz Falkowski, Eva Stricker

06:20 pm - 06:25 pm

Southern Yellow Pine Modified Biochar Efficacy in Removal of Selenium and Heavy Metals

Devin Danford, Robert Cantrell, Isabel Lima, Javier Gonzalez, Amir Hass

06:25 pm - 06:30 pm

Greenhouse gas production from soil amended with biochar in bioenergy cropping systems

Charlene Kelly

06:30 pm - 06:35 pm

A Test of a Hardwood Biochar Soil Amendment on Trees and Shrubs in Riparian Wetlands

Andrew MacKenzie, Walter Veselka, Shawn Grushecky, James Anderson

06:35 pm - 06:40 pm

Assessing Soil Water Nitrate Concentrations Under Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) and Salix (willow) Crop Treatments in Marginally Productive Lands

Bidisha Faruque Abesh, Jason Hubbart

06:40 pm - 06:45 pm

Use of Drones to Assess Forestry Best Management Practices

William Smith, Bibek Aryal, Jingxin Wang

06:45 pm - 06:50 pm

Separation of rare earth elements from acid mine drainage using biochar

Victor Famobuwa, Maria Paul Rincon, Oishi Sanyal, Hassan Amini, Shawn Grushecky

06:50 pm - 07:20 pm

Biochar use for ammonia reductions, moisture content, and composting of chicken broiler litter

Lucas Knarr, Joe Moritz, Shawn Grushecky

Topic Pub Hop (Dinner on your own)

07:30 pm - 11:00 pm

MASBio Student Career Panel Discussion

07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

MASBio Focus Groups - by invitation only

07:00 am - 08:30 am

Focus Group Meeting with Breakfast

Breakfast

07:30 am - 08:30 am

Registration

07:30 am - 05:00 pm

Technical Session 1C - Biochar Production & Commercialization

08:30 am - 10:10 am 1C 4 presentations

This session has been developed to cover a broad array of topics critical to the growth of the industry including Biochar standardization, building a biochar business/market (i.e., entering the market, technologies, wet/dry grinding, biochar recovery, bagging and packaging/labeling), scaling production, market awareness, funding and investment, industry collaboration and supply chain issues.

08:30 am - 08:55 am

Broadening biochar usage: Product Form for industrial and agricultural applications

John Reese, Al Metauro

08:55 am - 09:20 am

Review of R&D activities at TAC-Biochar (Quebec, Canada)

Maude Graham Sauvé, Marianne Lapointe, Régis Pilote

09:20 am - 09:45 am

Estimating the Lime Equivalence of Biochar for Quality Assessment

Mingxin Guo

09:45 am - 10:10 am

Modified Atmosphere Bulk Packaging: Principles and Practice of Biochar Storage and Transport

Thomas Nelson

Technical Session 2C - Bioenergy & Other Value-Added Bioproduct

08:30 am - 10:10 am 2C 4 presentations

This session will focus on advancements in sustainable biofuels (e.g., Aviation), bioplastics and bio-adhesives, 3-D printing and high-value carbon products, nanomaterials and value-added products from CO2, biochar in building materials, TEA/LCA, scaling technologies and commercialization.


08:30 am - 08:55 am

Comparative assessment of biochar materials produced from common organic waste feedstocks at laboratory and commercial scales

Yvan Hernandez-Charpak, Madan Manipati, Carlos Diaz, Thomas Trabold

08:55 am - 09:20 am

Biochar: Understandable Messages for the Masses

Wendy Lu McGill

09:20 am - 09:45 am

High Temperature Pyrolysis for Co-Product Generation: Renewable Energy & Biocarbon

Andrew White

09:45 am - 10:10 am

Biochar composites for sustainable thermal packaging applications

Madan Manipati, Carlos Diaz, Kathleen Draper, Thomas Trabold

Technical Sessions 3C- Carbon Markets & Circular Economies

08:30 am - 10:10 am 3C 4 presentations

This session will focus on carbon capture, decarbonization and offset technologies, carbon credit and trading, carbon market financing tools for access to capital including advanced, multi-year market commitments, revenue sharing, project-based financing, and loan guarantees.

08:30 am - 08:55 am

Challenges and Opportunities for Biochar Industry Expansion

Randall Kempner, Kathleen Draper

08:55 am - 09:20 am

Introducing the Biochar Market Catalyst Initiative

Randall Kempner, Kathleen Draper, Tom Miles

09:20 am - 09:45 am

Using agricultural feedstocks to address environmental challenges with market-driven solutions

Lauren Hershey

09:45 am - 10:10 am

Dwelling on Drawdown - how to maximize the use of biochar in the built environment

Kathleen Draper

Technical Session 4C - Environmental Restoration & Remediation

08:30 am - 10:10 am 4C 4 presentations

This session will focus on the use of biochar(s) in the remediation and restoration Industry. Topics will include water and wastewater, urban waste streams management and upcycling (i.e., biosolids, green and food waste), urban applications, stormwater management (green infrastructure) BMPs, urban retrofitting, green roofs, urban agriculture including rooftop and hydroponics, urban soil restoration, turf, urban trees and forest management, urban soil repair, mine reclamation, brownfields and contamination remediation, panel discussion on the USBI Urban Task Force Efforts.


08:30 am - 08:55 am

Biochar and PFAS

Akio Enders

08:55 am - 09:20 am

Biochar Use in Nature Based Wastewater Applications

Paul Sturm, Phal Mantha

09:20 am - 09:45 am

Biochar Applications in Water filtration

Bryan Eagle

09:45 am - 10:10 am

Use of Biochar in Live Streams and Lakes on Mine, Municipal and Private Lands

James Barber

Technical Session 5C - Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry

08:30 am - 10:10 am 5C 2 presentations

NRCS Symposum  - Biochar for Soil Health: Working with USDA-NRCS Programs and Participants

 

08:30 am - 09:20 am

Biochar for Soil Health: Working with the USDA-NRCS on Biochar

Chad Cochrane

09:20 am - 10:10 am

The NRCS Soil Carbon Amendment Practice Standard

Brandon Smith

Conference Break/Vendor Hall

10:10 am - 10:25 am

Technical Session 1D - Biochar Production & Commercialization

10:20 am - 12:00 pm 1D 4 presentations

This session has been developed to cover a broad array of topics critical to the growth of the industry including Biochar standardization, building a biochar business/market (i.e., entering the market, technologies, wet/dry grinding, biochar recovery, bagging and packaging/labeling), scaling production, market awareness, funding and investment, industry collaboration and supply chain issues.


10:20 am - 10:45 am

Equipment improvements and process optimization for large scale production of biochar

Matthew Kieffer, Bernardo del Campo, Diego Guevara, Lissette Cordova

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Biochar Production from Distillery Stillage in Kentucky

Jonathan Maurer

11:10 am - 11:35 am

American GreenFuels Rockwood – New Biochar Production Facility

Sean McAndrew, David Astrauckas

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Repurposing an Activated Carbon Factory in Hawaii for Biochar Production

Jon Maurer

Technical Session 2D - Bioenergy & Other Value-Added Bioproducts

10:20 am - 12:00 pm 2D 4 presentations

This session will focus on advancements in sustainable biofuels (e.g., Aviation), bioplastics and bio-adhesives, 3-D printing and high-value carbon products, nanomaterials and value-added products from CO2, biochar in building materials, TEA/LCA, scaling technologies and commercialization.


10:20 am - 10:45 am

Switchgrass field harvesting data collection for modeling the biomass supply chains

Jude Liu, Hana Toth, Daniel Ciolkosz, Jingxin Wang

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Carbon Removal 101 – Seeking Profitable Climate Change Mitigation

Charles Hegberg

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Nanomaterials using Amino Acids

Bingyun Li

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

Aldehyde Free Bio-adhesive Prepared from Soy Protein Isolate and Partially Degraded Lignin

Changle Jiang

Technical Session 3D - Carbon Markets & Circular Economies

10:20 am - 12:00 pm 3D 4 presentations

This session will focus on carbon capture, decarbonization and offset technologies, carbon credit and trading, carbon market financing tools for access to capital including advanced, multi-year market commitments, revenue sharing, project-based financing, and loan guarantees.

10:20 am - 10:45 am

Producing Biochar from Human Excreta and other High Moisture Feedstocks

Jeff Hallowell

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Offsetting the Carbon Intensity of Oil and Gas Operations

Mark Mersman

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Food, Materials and Energy Regenerative, Better and Cheap - for All

John Miedema

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Educating Future Producers and Users of Biochar in the Mid Atlantic

Amir Hass, Shawn Grushecky, Timothy Volk, Hannah Payne, Jamie Schuler, Chad Bolding, Daniel Ciolkosz, Jingxin Wang, Molly Ramsey

Technical Session 4D - Environmental Restoration & Remediation

10:20 am - 12:00 pm 4D 2 presentations

Panel Discussion

 

96, Biochar development in Urban Landscapes: Bloomberg Towns - Cincinnati, OH, Lincoln, NE, Minneapolois, MN (Panel Discussion), Sam Dunlap

 

#91, Advancing biochar use to achieve the Chesapeake Bay water quality goals & climate resiliency (Round Table Discussion), Chuck Hegberg

10:20 am - 11:10 am

Developing the Urban Biochar Ecosystem

Sam Dunlap

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Using biochar to achieve the Chesapeake Bay water quality goals & climate resiliency (Panel Discussion)

Charles Hegberg

Technical Session 5D - Climate Smart Agriculture & Forest

10:20 am - 12:00 pm 5D 4 presentations

The session focus is on climate smart agriculture and forestry practices. Targeted topics are but not limited to, Production and supply chain resilience; practices for carbon sequestration and green management practices; feedstock production from hazardous fuels, energy crops and residues; farm scale applications and uses, biochar production from waste conversion including high-ash materials (i.e., manures) and biochar for high valued crops. 


10:20 am - 10:45 am

Riding on the back of pollinators

David McGill

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Switchgrass and Giant Miscanthus Biomass Production on Reclaimed Mine Lands

Jeff Skousen

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Low-Cost Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) via RoCC kilns, Biochar and Carbon Markets

Paul Anderson, Gary Gilmore

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Survey of biomass residues and their potential for bio-carbon sequestration in Canada

Murlidhar Gupta, James Adams, Fernando Preto

Lunch & Topic Discussions

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Plenary Presentation

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm 1 presentations

12:30 pm - 01:15 pm

Benjamin "Benji" Backer

Keynote Speaker - TBD

Benjamin "Benji" Backer

Keynote Speaker Q&A

01:30 pm - 01:45 pm

Conference Break/Vendor Hall

01:45 pm - 02:15 pm

Closing Technical Presentation & Panel Discussion Leadin

02:15 pm - 03:00 pm 2 presentations

02:15 pm - 02:45 pm

Jordan Solomon

The BDO Zone Initiative - Accelerating biomass-based manufacturing and clean energy economic development

Jordan Solomon

02:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Christopher Tindal

Current Status of SAF Development and Deployment

Christopher Tindal

Technical Panel Discussion/Q&A Session

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Enhancing a Circular Biomass Supply Chain System for Decarbonization

Conference Closing

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Dinner on your own

05:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MASBio Member Session: YR2 Highlights, Project Evaluation, and YR3 Planning (Private)

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm UL, Waterfront

This session is an opportunity for MASBio Members to join together to reflect on our successes this past year and discuss potential opportunities for YR3. We encourage all MASBio members to participate!

Group Photo - Balcony, UL, facing River

Introduction

YR2 Accomplishments and Project Milestones, recognition of AB, IP, and Students present at the meeting

Leadership Team Highlights

YR3 Next Steps

YR3 Engagement with AB, IP, and Students

Open discussion (can prompt tying in Interaction activity - grand challenge and potential solutions)

Interactive Survey - Dr. Jessica Leahy, Project Evaluation, University of Maine Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Closing Remarks: Dr. Robert Burns, WVU Director of Divison of Forestry and Natural Resources

 

MASBio Advisory Board/Leadership Team Meeting (Private)

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

MASBio Advisory Board/Leadership Team Dinner Meeting

Transportation from Hotel to Airport

07:30 am - 07:30 pm

Meet for Field Trip #1 and #2

08:00 am - 08:30 am Registration Desk MEC Lobby

Field Trip #1 - Biomass Field Trials (Morning)

08:30 am - 12:00 pm

Transportation and Lunch Provided

Field Trip #2 - CharBoss Demonstration (Morning)

08:30 am - 12:00 pm

Transportation and Lunch Provided

Lunch for All Field Trip Participants (Boxed lunches)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm LL, MEC A

Meet for Field Trip #3 and #4

12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Registration Desk, MEC Lobby

Field Trip #3 - Biomass Field Trip (Afternoon)

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Transportation and Lunch Provided

Field Trip #4 - CharBoss Demonstration (Afternoon)

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Transportation and Lunch Provided

Fees

Early

Normal

Late

Exhibitor Registration

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

To be used by those proposing to become Exhibitors at the conference. A registration code will be provided based on Exhibitor Levels in order to register attendees for the conference. The Book Now Pay Later option can be used.

Speaker Registration

$425.00

$425.00

$425.00

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

$450.00

$500.00

$575.00

Government Registration

$425.00

$450.00

$475.00

MASBio Member Annual Meeting

$425.00

$450.00

$475.00

Student Registration

$250.00

$275.00

$300.00

Day Pass - Tuesday

$250.00

$275.00

$300.00

Day Pass - Wednesday

$250.00

$275.00

$300.00

Tracks, Workshops & Field Trips

Pre-Conference Workshops - ($100/Workshop)

 

Post-Conference Field Trips - ($150/Trip - Includes Transportation & Box Lunch)

Presentation/Poster Prep


GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATIONS




GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATION



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 the 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. The 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 info@biochar2022.com. To help us give you a fast response, please start your email with the abstract title and name of the presenter.


Exhibitors

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 info@biochar2022.com. We would be happy to evaluate a custom sponsorship options to best fit your organization.


Exhibitor Space: 8x10 pipe and draped with an 8-foot table and two chairs in each booth!


Sponsorships

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 info@biochar2022.com. We would be happy to evaluate a custom sponsorship options to best fit your organization.


Exhibit Hall

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

BIOCHAR AND BIOENERGY 2022 CONFERENCE


EXHIBITORS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & HALL LAYOUT


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



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WHY EXHIBIT AT NORTH AMERICAN BIOCHAR & BIOENERGY 2022 CONFERENCE?


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. 


Decorations

  • 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. 


Giveaways

  • 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 that 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. 


Security

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/wristbands at all times.


Assistance

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 info@biochar2022.com 




Location

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.


For more information about Morgantown and to browse places to eat, shop, and play, head to the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors' Bureau at VisitMountaineerCountry.com.




Getting to Morgantown, WV


Air Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport is the largest airport located near Morgantown. 

Pittsburgh International Airport -

 

To learn more about Pittsburgh visit: Visit PITTSBURGH - https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/

Alternate Airport Transportation: Regency Global Transportation


Morgantown Municipal Airport: Morgantown Municipal Airport serves North Central West Virginia and surrounding areas. https://www.morgantownairport.com/

  • 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: http://www.flyckb.com/

 

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.


Lodging

MORGANTOWN MARRIOT AT WATERFRONT PLACE


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").


VISIT CONFERENCE FACILITY/HOTEL WEBSITE

CONFERENCE LODGING CHOICES



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


Transportation

Fly Pittsburgh Ground Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport has a comprehensive list of approved limousine, taxi, shuttle and charter bus services.

Grey Line

There is a public bus service from Pittsburgh Airport to Morgantown with 2 daily trips.

We can provide a shuttle service from the bus station in Morgantown; we can offer a shuttle that will pick up and drop off people from the Morgantown bus station (Westover Terminal). We can then transport people to the conference center and/or hotel. Anyone wanting to use this service should designate the Westover Terminal at the destination in the reservation system of the Grey Line when purchasing tickets. Please email us at masbio@mail.wvu.edu. We will then share our driver's contact information to coordinate your pick-up from the Morgantown bus station to the conference center and/or hotel.

R&R Transit, Morgantown WV (304)291-6600

A towncar (up to 3 passengers) or a SUV (up to 7 passengers) from Morgantown to Pittsburgh Airport. Prices: towncar (up to 3 passengers) $135 and SUV (up to 7 passengers) $160.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

Covid Protocols

The 2022 North American’s Biochar & Bioenergy Conference’s number one priority is the health and safety of our event participants and industry partners. Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. Biochar2022  cannot be held liable for COVID-19 cases arising because of event attendance.

 Attendees will be expected to take common actions to reduce the risk of COVID transmission and to behave responsibly (including not attending or leaving the event area) in case of exposure to a COVID case or experiencing symptoms. 

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/Conference site covid information https://clean.marriott.com/

Enhanced cleaning procedures continue throughout the hotel and conference center, with additional sanitizing stations set up in classrooms.

 

The conference will be following the federal, state and WVU protocols for COVID-19 safety. At this time, masks are no longer 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.

At this time, we recommend wearing of masks.

 

At Biochar 2022, we will provide COVID-19 safety measures such as offering the choice of a colored label on 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

·    Protect yourself by frequent hand washing/sanitizing and minimizing face touching.

 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/COVID CLOSURE

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%.

 

BIOCHAR 2022 CONFERENCE CONTACT:

If you should have any questions, comments or concerns please email info@biochar2022.com

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