The 2013 North American Biochar Symposium is pleased to announce that Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale bio refineries which convert non-food biomass into gasoline, jet fuel, and soil enhancing biochar, has agreed to be a major sponsor again this year.
Cool Planet has a feedstock flexible, distributed plant model, which will turn a wide variety of biomass into carbon negative fuel and highly valuable biochar co-product through a patented process.
“A key part of Cool Planet’s clean energy solution is the role of biochar. Biochar, when sequestered in the ground, removes CO2 from the atmosphere and can have a positive impact on agriculture”, said Cool Planet Executive Rick Wilson, “Results from our biochar research lab and other recent studies at several universities show biochar can substantially increase crop yields while using 30% less water. Biochar acts as a nanosponge, retaining water and nutrients helping to build the soil of existing farmland and opens up new opportunities in using non-arable and marginal land for agricultural purposes.”
Cool Planet has just opened its new global headquarters in Greenwood Village, CO, just outside of Denver. Governor Hickenlooper and state officials are very excited about the company’s potential to turn beetle kill pine into renewable fuel and biochar, solving a number of environmental issues.
Cool Planet has a marquee list of investors, including BP, Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (GE, ConocoPhillips, NRG Energy), and the Constellation division of Exelon. Their strategic partners continue to make investments into the rapid commercialization of this disruptive platform technology.
The conference sponsors believe that Cool Planet is an exceptional co-lead for the 2013 Biochar conference, speaking directly to our focus “Harvesting Hope: The Science and Synergies of Biochar”. Cool Planet has drawn together some of the top executives, and most respected investors in the world that will work together to make the 2013 biochar conference's “harvesting hope” vision come true sooner than people realize.
Again, we thank Cool Planet for their second year as the major US Biochar conference sponsor. We are proud to continue a four year University-host tradition dating back to 2009 and 2010 in Boulder, CO and Ames, IA respectively. The best place for up-to-date international biochar activities is from Biochar International http://www.biochar-internatonal.org, another conference sponsor.
About Cool Planet
Cool Planet is deploying disruptive technology through capital efficient, small scale bio refineries, to economically convert non-food biomass into high-octane gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel. The process also generates value through biochar production, which can be returned to the soil, enabling fertilizer and water retention for increased crop productivity, and more robust plant health. The process can be carbon negative, removing up to 150 percent of the carbon footprint for every gallon used, reversing the consequences of fossil fuels. Cool Planet’s technology has a broad portfolio of pending and granted patents. Global investors include BP, Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (GE, ConocoPhillips, NRG Energy), and the Constellation division of Exelon.