Join Dovetail Partners at Biochar 2016

Opportunities for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and researchers


(Minneapolis, MN) – Join Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think tank, at Biochar 2016  from August 22-25, 2016 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.


Harry Groot, Associate with Dovetail Partners will be presenting  on the results of efforts to support biochar production capacities, including his own operations.  The presentation will look at the work of The Biochar Collaborative, including associated woody biomass utilization technologies they’re developing. The project has been supported through a grant awarded by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Biochar 2016 is facilitated by the US Biochar Initiative and Sustainable Obtainable Solutions which aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development.


Over the last several years, researchers have helped open up many promising avenues for biochar market development in North America. Likewise, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have made investments to develop commercial markets. As a result, there is a need to bring together these two groups to share information, lessons learned, and to solicit ideas on the pathway forward for biochar commercial development.


The event is designed for farmers, foresters, policymakers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs.  Students and interested citizens are also welcome.


Biochar 2016 will be held a the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis, Oregon from August 22-25th.  For more information and to register, visit


For more information about biochar, please see the recent Dovetail Report "Biochar 101: An Introduction to an Ancient Product Offering Modern Opportunities" available at: