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Annual Meeting - Flyer

MASBio Sustainable Biomass Field Workshop 2021

Flyer for upcoming sustainable biomass field workshop on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 1 - 4:30 pm. To RSVP and to get directions, call Dave McGill at 304-293-5930 or email him at

MASBio Undergraduate Student Regional Design Project Presentations

4 pm on Monday, April 19, 2021
The groups from Penn State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University will be sharing the results of their efforts to design and analyze a biochar facility for the region. 


MASBio at WV Woodland Stewards on Tuesday Feb 9, 2020.

Dr. Shawn Grushecky, WVU Professor of Energy Land Management and MASBio lead scientist, gave a presentation about the uses of biochar for environmental restoration and the MASBio project at the WV Woodland Stewards Seminar.

MASBio at National Biochar Week, December 7 - 11, 2020! 

MASBio is one of several partners supporting the 5-day program, "Biochar in the Real World- Why Biochar?"  

  • US Biochar Initiative & Governmental Programs & Funding. Monday, December 7th
  • Biochar Market Strategy. Tuesday, December 8th
  • Green Space/Landscaping/Urban Use and more Remediation. Wednesday, December 9th
  • Agriculture & Forestry. Thursday, December 10th
  • Biochar- A Gamechanger for the New “Carbon-Negative Economy”  -Current & Future Markets. Friday, December 11th

MASBio members, John Vance (Research Associate, West Virginia University), Nate Anderson (Research Forester with the US Forest Service at Rocky Mountain Research Station), and Jingxin Wang (Project Director and Professor at West Virginia University), presented on the harvesting and collection of logging residue, the production process of forest biomass biochar, and the MASBio project, the consortium partners and the project's objectives.

MASBio project kicks off it's first meeting on August 20, 2020! 


MASBio is sponsored by:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • West Virginia University
  • ESF
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Penn State
  • USDA
  • UAS
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia State University
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison