My name is Kathleen Draper. I have been involved with the biochar industry for over a decade. I am the US Director for the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence, a non-profit, open-source organization focused on the use of biochar in climate farming and agroforestry, and other industrial uses as well as the Board Chair of the International Biochar Initiative. I frequently write and teach about a wide variety of biochar topics including the use of pyrolysis for sewage sludge.
My name is Tristan Brown, J.D., Ph.D. I am Director off the Bioeconomy Development Institute and Associate Professor in the Sustainable Resources Management department at the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, NY. My Ph.D. was in Biorenewable Resources & Technology. I am writing this letter in support of the Saratoga Biochar Solutions project and to provide an important scientific perspective on the project as it relates to PFAS mitigation.