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Hawaii Biochar Products Signs Historical Memorandum of Understanding

Nobel Laureate Nguyen Huu Ninh, Ph.D., CERED,  Larta Institute, Ecology Farming Corporation and Josiah Hunt, Hawaii Biochar Products agree to sign a memorandum of understanding to help strengthen biochar related proposals in Vietnam.

Josiah Hunt

Josiah Hunt

On May 8th, Hawaii Biochar Products, the Center for Environment Research Education and Development (CERED), Ecology Farming Corporation (Ecofarm) and Larta Institute – Asia Pacific will sign important memorandum of understanding.

Hawaii Biochar Products, a Puna, Hawaii based company will participate in a Vietnam Biochar industry testbed and training program. The program will further their mission to provide solutions for sustainable agriculture using organic materials and environmentally friendly processes.

Together, they will support project proposals that create and strengthen a Vietnam biochar industry and related energy, policy, and training infrastructure matching CERED’s leadership in climate change and sustainable agricultural practices and policy; Larta Institute Asia Pacific’s network of expertise and contacts, project management and subject matter expertise; Hawaii Biochar’s experience and technology utilization and network of technology sources; and EcoFarm’s working knowledge of sustainable agricultural programs in Vietnam, and mission.

CERED has identified the development of a Biochar Industry in Vietnam as a priority with the Vietnam National Government and leading regional institutions.

CERED will provide the leadership on proposal development and submission for resources to enable these proposals with input from the Proponents as needed.

The signing between these organizations will occur on Wednesday May 8th at 1pm in the University of Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo in downtown Hilo, Hawaii.

About Hawaii Biochar Products – http://hawaiibiochar.com

Mission: To provide sustainable agricultural expertise and solutions for the state of Hawaii  and provide locally produced, cost-effective, agricultural products using organic materials and environmentally friendly processes. Josiah Hunt’s TEDx video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWbomZJn83U

About Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Center for Environment Research, Education and Development (CERED), Professor, Doctor (Hon.) of University of Pécs (Hungary), Doctor of Science (Hon.) of University of East Anglia (U.K.), Lead Author Member of the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Climate Change 2007, which was awarded by Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.


The objective of the Center for Environment Research Education and Development (CERED) is to carry out its strategy for environment and development research in Vietnam in cooperation with other domestic and international organizations.

About the Larta Institute

Larta helps regions around the world maximize the commercial potential of publicly funded R&D by supporting entrepreneurs in their commercialization efforts and nurturing the innovation ecosystem.

About Ecology Farming Corporation (EcoFarm)

Committed to effectively change cultivation towards sustainable agriculture production, increasing climate change adaptability, and improving farmer income.


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