This should be of interest to biochar producers.
From: Compost Research & Education Foundation <linda@...> On Behalf Of Compost Research & Education Foundation
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:31 AM
$19 USCC Member/$29 Non-Member
Compost: Carbon Sequestration & Climate Change
With all the buzz in the news about carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and soil health, it is imperative for compost operators, compost marketers, municipalities and consultants to understand where composting and compost itself fit into climate change issues. Composting can be a critical component in addressing global climate change. This webinar will cover the carbon cycle as it relates to composting organic wastes, and the sequestration of carbon in soils when finished compost is applied back to the land. The webinar will discuss factors that affect the ability of soils to sequester carbon from composts, as well as the effect of that sequestered carbon to promote soil health, and will discuss current methods for quantifying soil carbon, and its benefits in compost-amended soils. We will cover some potential carbon debits, such as methane and nitrous oxide emissions, that may need to be controlled during composting to ensure the maximum benefit of composting to composters’ total carbon footprint. Finally, the webinar will briefly discuss some of the existing models for estimating greenhouse gas debits and credits from the composting process and from compost use.
Sally Brown is a Research Professor at the University of Washington in the College of the Environment. Her work focuses on identifying resources in waste and sustainability. She has done studies on soil health, climate change mitigation, biosolids recycling and wastewater treatment and more. At the root of her work, she believes that soil amendments, in the form of residuals from different industries (composts, for example), offer the potential to help us to live in a more sustainable manner.
Andrew Carpenter is a certified soil scientist, certified crop advisor and certified nutrient management planning specialist and has extensive experience in research, planning and handling technical issues related to the reuse of organic residuals. He founded Northern Tilth, LLC, an environmental consulting firm focusing on organic waste management and building soil health, in 2003.
CREF Trustee Chair
Ginny Black is the CREF Trustee Chair and also the President of Black Gold Recycling, LLC. Ginny has been a Trustees since 2010. She also serves on Minnesota Composting Council (MNCC) Board of Directors. Ginny retired from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) where she worked as a technical staff person assisting in setting up recycling and composting programs throughout the state.
Registration fee: $19 USCC Member/$29 Non-Member
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