Regional Partnerships for Job Growth and Economic Development

“Biochar Development and Utilization in North Texas: Building a Sustainable, Replicable, Scalable Partnership Model for Wealth Generation in Rural Communities” (active)

This project is based, in part, on the results of the eight forums described in the “Regional Forums for Job Growth and Economic Development.” As an outcome of the forum series, attendees recognized the need to focus on the development of a model that would serve as a blue print for the comprehensive integration of six primary sectors critical to regional economic development; (1) local, county & state governments; (2) workforce & economic development organizations; (3) academic institutions; (4) financial/services; (5) business & industry; and (6) the supply chain, from biomass producer to end users of products. 

   Wes Jurey, President & CEO of the Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation (ATIP), leads a discussion at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce on this regional biochar project, funded in part by USDA Rural Development (HQ, Washington, D.C.). The project includes 14 counties of north Texas and several corporations, and is managed by the TX Biochar Initiative Steering Committee. Photo credit: David May, Mineral Wells Index, used with permission.

Wes Jurey, President & CEO of the Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation (ATIP), leads a discussion at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce on this regional biochar project, funded in part by USDA Rural Development (HQ, Washington, D.C.). The project includes 14 counties of north Texas and several corporations, and is managed by the TX Biochar Initiative Steering Committee. Photo credit: David May, Mineral Wells Index, used with permission.

For a “Library” of documents and presentations from various sources on biochar in general, click here.

Click any items below to view or download specific components of the north Texas Biochar Initiative.

Biochar Concept Paper (version November 7, 2018).pdf

Steering Committee members October 2018