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East Bay park uses green technology to help reduce wildfire risk

Earth Foundries is working with Ascent Forestry, Falk Forestry and the East Bay Regional Park District to process unmerchatabe forest material from hazardous fuels reduction projects into carbon sequestering biochar.  The park district is using the biochar on park lands in a variety of applications…sustainability and the circular economy in action!  See more from the […]

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East Bay Regional Park District Tackles Fire-Fuel Reduction with Biochar

Pull a burning log out of a campfire and it will send a smoky plume of carbon and ash into the air. Place that log in a 1,500-degree fan-blown kiln and the carbon and ash will lock down inside the coal. That’s the mechanical principle behind the Tigercat 6050 Carbonator being used by the fire

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EARTH FOUNDRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES PENDING B CORP STATUS

Saratoga, California—10/12/2022—Earth Foundries, Inc., a woman-owned California-based Benefit Corporation delivering sustainable forest waste disposal to end catastrophic wildfire, is proud to announce it has reached Pending B Corp status with B Labs.   “Earth Foundries’ goal is to #EndCatastrophicWildfire by promoting healthy forests,” said Dede Smullen, Chairwoman of Earth Foundries.  “Our sincerely held belief is that we

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EARTH FOUNDRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES TWO 2022 CAL FIRE WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS FOR HEALTHY, RESILIENT FORESTS

Saratoga, California—7/7/2022—Earth Foundries, Inc., a woman-owned California-based Benefit Corporation delivering sustainable forest waste disposal to end catastrophic wildfire, is proud to announce the award of two additional grants for Workforce and Business Development.  The CAL FIRE grants will provide seed money for a mobile pyrolysis business and fund efforts to develop the San Francisco Bay Area

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EARTH FOUNDRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES 2022 USDA WOOD INNOVATION GRANT AWARD FOR BAY AREA BIOCHAR MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Saratoga, California—6/23/2022—Earth Foundries, Inc., a woman-owned California-based Benefit Corporation delivering sustainable forest waste disposal to end catastrophic wildfire, is honored and excited to be one of the recipients of the USDA 2022 Wood Innovation Grants.  The grant will fund efforts to develop the San Francisco Bay Area Biochar market which will provide a beneficial end-use for

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Pollution from California’s 2020 wildfires likely offset decades of air quality gains

It was a nightmare fire season that California won’t soon forget.
As more than 9,000 wildfires raged across the landscape, a canopy of smoke shrouded much of the state and drifted as far away as Boston.
All told, more than 4.3 million acres would be incinerated and more than 30 people killed. Economic losses would total more than $19 billion.

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Earth Foundries Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Saratoga, California—1/5/2022—Earth Foundries, Inc, supporting wildfire prevention and preparation efforts in California by up-cycling forest waste into carbon negative products and renewable energy, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.  Certification was completed by the Women’s Business Enterprise-Pacific Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 

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