CalForest Biochar Compost

Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington State University released:
Odor in Commercial Scale Compost: Literature Review and Critical Analysis

This is a well written and thoughtful analysis of evolving challenges to commercial compost operations. It outlines current challenges in odor management and presents possible solutions in organization of the plant, biological solutions and non-biological solutions. Thanks to Mark Fuchs who has diligently included all possible solutions to the odor problem, and we appreciate the hard work of both teams at Washington State Dept of Ecology and Washington State University.

November 19, 2012 Olympia Biochar meeting

Washington Department of Natural Resources was kind enough to host a meeting of Biochar stakeholders at their headquarters on November 20th. Mark Fuchs with the Washington Department of Ecology organized the event with Climate Solutions. Sixty people representing biochar researchers, producers, consumers and representatives from state and local agencies all met together to compare notes, discuss projects and chart a path for local producers and consumers to use biochar to help address Northwest problems.

These Presentations were given, Monday January 28th, 2013 from 1:30 – 5:00 pm pst.
A Concurrent Session at the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference
Alumni Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331


  1. Help participants understand biochar products, their use and value
  2. Foster an informed dialogue about advancing biochar markets in our region

for more information including posters and the presentations see:


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