Biochar Uses

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Speakers: Chelsea Mitchell, King County, Water and Land Resources Division; Norm Baker, Sierra Club
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F

Soil Incorporation of Biochar in Regenerative Agriculture

A detailed discussion of the value of biochar in soil products and its application for home gardeners, small farms, and compost facilities.

Biochar: A Promising Bioretention Amendment for Enhancing Removal of Contaminants From Stormwater

A discussion of recent research done employing biochar as a component in a green stormwater infrastructure system.

About the Speakers

  • Chelsea Mitchell

    King County, Water and Land Resources Division

    Originally from the East Coast, Chelsea has been working in Washington for the last 7 years on issues related to aquatic toxicology and stormwater treatment using Green Stormwater Infrastructure. She is currently a PhD candidate at Washington State University in Puyallup working in the low impact development and aquatic toxicology labs. Her recent research has focused on evaluating novel bioretention amendments for treatment of organic and microbial pollutants, assessing the ability of permeable pavements to mitigate contaminants of emerging concern such as tire particles and 6PPD-quinone, and using molecular biomarkers in fish to evaluate stormwater treatment effectiveness.

  • Norm Baker

    Sierra Club