I am the founder and CEO of re:char, a social enterprise developing small-scale biochar systems for farmers in East Africa. I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. I've worked and studied at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama and at Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative. Before founding re:char, I was a founding member of Innozone, an online expertise network. I am a 2009 Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow, a 2010 Echoing Green fellow, and a 2010 Unreasonable Institute Fellow. I am also a Hitachi Foundation Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur and was named runner up in the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge (€200,000 prize). I believe climate change and rural poverty are the two greatest global challenges and is excited to take part in solving them.
Carbon-negative energy, cost-effective renewables, powering the developing world, sustainable localized agriculture, farming
Biochar is the only viable technology to permanently sequester atmospheric carbon and improve the lives of small farmers globally. Biochar is a premium charcoal produced from agricultural waste. It can be burned in charcoal stoves like traditional wood charcoal, and can also be added to agricultural soils where it improves crop yield up to 200%. Biochar has been recognized in the journal Nature as having the potential to offset up to 12% of global CO2 emissions. re:char develops small-scale biochar production systems for small farmers in Haiti and East Africa.
Energy, Food, Biochar,Biomass, Pyrolysis, Renewables, Distributed Generation, Sustainable Agriculture, Aquaponics, Climate Change, Rainforest carbon dynamics, Rainforest nutrient cycling
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