This week’s episode of Open Air Collective’s “This is CDR” series will be live today, August 17th, between 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EST. The team will be joined by Kathleen Draper, a biochar expert who is Chairman of the International Biochar Initiative. She will provide an overview of biochar, as well as an outline of its potential as a CDR solution that provides a slew of additional co-benefits.
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Kathleen Draper is the Board Chair of the International Biochar Initiative, as well as U.S. Director for the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence, a non-profit, open source organization focused on its use in climate farming, agroforestry as well as other industrial uses of biochar. She is the co-author of ‘Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth’ and ‘TerraPreta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger’. She has a Master’s degree in Managing for Sustainability.
The Open Air Collective – a network of people who voluntarily collaborate on shared projects that push Direct Air Carbon Capture forward in the real world – is launching a series of webinars focused on carbon dioxide removal. You can watch below the previous episode of “This is CDR,” which was focused on “rock dust” as a soil amendment that has the potential to remove gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere in the coming decades.