Biochar is an exciting new field with great potential but significant uncertainties. That's where expertise from Wilson Biochar Associates can make all the difference for the success of your enterprise. Wilson Biochar Associates specializes in biochar technology, market development, education and outreach.
We provide strategic advice and services to businesses and organizations:
- Technology Assessment
- Project Development
- Research, Analysis and Documentation
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Latest Publications and Presentations
Smoke into Biochar: Safe Burn Practices for Recovering Biochar for Use in Soil and Compost. Info sheet by Wilson Biochar Associates. Free to Download Smoke-Into-Biochar-flyerlores and distribute.
Wilson, Kelpie. (2017). Converting Shelterbelt Biomass to Biochar: A feasibility analysis by Wilson Biochar Associates for North Dakota Forest Service. North Dakota State University – North Dakota Forest Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, February 10, 2017.
Flame Carbonizers for Biochar: In Theory and Practice. Presented at Biochar Production Gathering, Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, Oregon, August 20, 2016.
I am a co-author on this work that is part of the Waste to Wisdom project. Presented at USBI 2016. LCA Of Biochar- How Feedstocks And Production Systems Stack Up. Maureen Puettmann, WoodLife Environmental Consultants. http://biochar-us.org/presentation/lca-biochar-how-feedstocks-and-production-systems-stack
On Farm Production and Use of Biochar for Composting with Manure. Download UBET project USBIsm. Presented at Biochar 2016 - The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy, August 22nd - 25th, 2016.
Pot trial to determine application rates of urea with biochar or boiler ash in an acidic pasture soil. Download UBET pasture pot trial poster_kwfinalsm Don Morrison, Kelpie Wilson, Claire Phillips, Kristin Trippe, Viola Manning. Poster presented at Biochar 2016 - The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy, August 22nd - 25th, 2016.
Biochar Wood Vinegar: An Alternative to Ag Chemicals Download 2016_Wilson-WV-TCIA. Kelpie Wilson. Tree Care Industry Magazine. June 2016.
Wilson, Kelpie (2015). Biochar for Forest Restoration in the Western United States. Wilson Biochar Associates White Paper for South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership (SURCP). September 18, 2015 (revised March 15, 2016).
Wilson, Kelpie (2015). Biochar Return on Investment in Fruit and Nut Orchard Production. Wilson Biochar Associates White Paper. August 24, 2015.
Standards and Certification Programs and Their Impact on Biochar Industry Development. Kelpie Wilson. Presented at ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA. Nov 4, 2014
Wilson, Kelpie (2014). How Biochar Works in Soil. the Biochar Journal, Arbaz, Switzerland. ISSN 2297-1114, http://www.biochar-journal.org/en/ct/32-How-biochar-works-in-soil, Version of 31st October 2014
Scholz, S. B., Sembres, T., Roberts, K., Whitman, T., Wilson, K., & Lehmann, J. (2014). Biochar Systems for Smallholders in Developing Countries: Leveraging Current Knowledge and Exploring Future Potential for Climate-Smart Agriculture. World Bank Publications.
Learning to Burn and Make Biochar Not Smoke Download TCI_Mag_Feb2014_Burn_School Kelpie Wilson. Tree Care Industry Magazine. February 2014.
Odor in Commercial Scale Compost: Literature Review and Critical Analysis. Ma, J., Wilson, K., Zhao, Q., Yorgey, G., & Frear, C. Washington State Department of Ecology. November 2013.