U.S. Biochar Industry Profiled in Report

Dovetail Partners, the U.S. Biochar Initiative, the International Biochar Initiative, and The Watershed Research and Training Center have released Survey and Analysis of the U.S. Biochar Industry, an assessment effort upon which they collaborated. The objective of this effort was to define the scope and scale of the North American biochar market, and quantify its potential for woody biomass utilization. The participants surveyed biochar producers and users to identify issues and explore industry growth potential. The report concludes that developing standards for biochar is vitally important to industry growth, that claims regarding biochar must be validated, and that more public and consumer education is needed on the benefits of biochar.