On March 28-29th, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host a public virtual workshop to discuss soil carbon storage with a focus on the role of bioenergy. The workshop will include discussion of methods for building healthy soils, decarbonizing agriculture and forestry, and assessing full life-cycle GHG emissions associated with generating biomass for bioenergy.
The workshop will focus on technical opportunities to:
• optimize and stabilize carbon storage in soils
• assess the impact of agronomic and forestry practices on soil carbon levels and GHG emissions
• determine costs, benefits, and tradeoffs to carbon storage as it relates to bioenergy systems.
Talks will include a keynote from Dr. Rattan Lal, Ohio State University and an introduction from Dr. Valerie Reed, BETO’s Director. View the BETO landing page for additional information and agenda. Link to be provided
Additionally, BETO will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss diverse, outside-the-box work in climate mitigation, soils, and bioenergy during a “3 x 5” session on Monday afternoon. Presenters will be given up to five minutes and three slides (in addition to a title slide). Attendees may submit talks on any aspect of the workshop, including soil carbon and bioenergy partnerships, especially those that meet Justice 40 Initiative goals through work with communities, small businesses, and disadvantaged groups.
If you are interested in participating in this session, please email your slides to Liz Burrows at Elizabeth.Burrows@ee.doe.gov by March 9th, 2022. If we are not able to accommodate all interested speakers, the speakers will be chosen based on relevance of content, and all submitted presentations will be made available.
Please direct any questions about this workshop to:
• Mark Elless (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Charlotte Levy (email@example.com)