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  • Title: Interra Energy | Renewable Energy is Our Business
    Descriptive info: .. Priorities.. Food.. - integrate Biochar into sustainable agriculture practices.. Energy.. - displace fossil fuel use with the Interra Forge Technology.. Future.. - reset the carbon emission of industrial society through clean energy processes and carbon sequestration in biochar.. Follow Our Progress.. Follow @InterraEnergyCo.. Interra Newsletter Signup.. Email Address.. *.. First Name.. Given Name.. * = required field.. Preferred Format.. HTML.. Text.. 0 items -.. 0.. 00.. About us.. Leadership team.. Accolades and Achievements.. Sustainability ++.. Company History.. FAQs.. Technology.. Clean Thermal Biomass Conversion.. Biochar.. Interra Biochar Store.. Interra Preta.. Pure Biochar.. Learn about biochar.. Bulk Biochar Requests.. Carbon Resets.. How Carbon Resets Work.. Interra Carbon Resets.. Carbon Resetters.. Carbon Footprint Calculator.. Climate meter.. Blog.. Connect.. Contact.. Careers.. Facebook.. LinkedIn.. Twitter.. Email.. Reduce, Reuse, Reset.. Current.. Construction.. Bulk Biochar.. Carbon Negative Energy!.. Carbon  ...   Mission:.. – integrate Biochar into sustainable agriculture practices to grow more food with less resources.. – displace fossil fuel use with renewable energy from the Interra technology.. – reset the carbon emission of industrial society through clean energy processes and carbon sequestration in biochar.. Click the links above to learn how we are achieving this mission.. Biochar Store.. Interra Products.. Select a category.. Biochar Accessories.. Interra News.. Interra Selected to Present at the 2014 NREL Industry Growth Forum.. Kenny Key (VP, General Counsel) selected as a finalist for the 2014 Power of Attorneys.. Construction Update.. Biochar.. Learn About Biochar.. Biochar Blog.. Address: 6456 Osler St.. San Diego, CA 92111.. Phone: 858-384-2418.. Email: info@interraenergy.. us.. Stay Tuned to Our Progress.. © 2014 Interra Energy (Interra Energy is not affiliated with Itera Energy).. Powered by.. DynamiX..

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  • Title: Cart | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: Home.. /.. / Cart.. Cart.. Your cart is currently empty.. Return To Shop..

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  • Title: About Us | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / About Us.. About Us.. Company Summary.. As a start-up company with a vision to the future, we are committed to reversing the damage that climate change has caused the Earth.. We are Interra Energy and are currently developing the world’s most innovative biochar and renewable energy production facility that will provide a sustainable solution for waste management, support an agricultural revolution of locally-sourced and abundant food, and alter the future of climate change.. Leadership.. Meet the team and find  ...   learn more.. Check out what we have accomplished to date.. Better Than Just Sustainable.. Find out why our vision is so revolutionary and why we re more than just a biotech company.. Learn about Interra Energy s roots and discover the past, the present, and the future as we see it.. Frequently Asked Questions.. We get a lot of intriguing but common questions around the office from inspired people like yourself.. This might clear some of those up for you..

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  • Title: Leadership | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Leadership.. Leadership Profiles.. Thomas R.. Del Monte, JD/MBA | President, Chief Technology Officer.. In building Interra Energy, Thomas brings together the skills of a highly respected cleantech inventor, a climate change and renewable energy attorney, an innovative MBA, a nurseryman, and a proven leader.. This unique combination of skills and knowledge has enabled the creation of a technology, business plan, and start-up company culture that will change the way people look at renewable energy, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.. Thomas has over three years of biochar research experience, and has been selected to speak three times at major conferences on biochar market-related subjects – in Newcastle, England (2008), Iowa State University (June 2010), and USBI Sonoma County (July-August 2012).. Thomas is a California-licensed attorney and holds an MBA from UCSD’s Rady School of Management.. Thomas has a strong passion for real solutions to climate change.. While teaching himself the science behind thermal degradation of biomass, completing law school, and starting an MBA at UCSD s Rady School of Management, Thomas demonstrated his leadership abilities in founding, the United States first law journal focused on climate change and energy law—the.. San Diego Journal of Climate Energy Law.. With all schooling finished, Thomas is now 100% focused on building Interra Energy Facilities.. Stay tuned they will make for stronger communities, a stronger nation, and a healthier planet.. Inspirations: George Carver, Amy Smith, Thomas Edison, Mikhail Kalashnikov.. Kenny S.. Key | Vice President, General Counsel.. Kenny has brought his experience working on energy, natural resource and environmental law issues to help spur Interra’s growth.. Kenny brings a relentless passion for renewable energy development, business acumen, and steadfast leadership to Interra.. He received his Juris Doctorate with honors from Lewis and Clark Law School and is a licensed California attorney.. Before coming to Interra, Kenny worked in the power section of the Bonneville Power Administration where he focused on the legal issues related to integrating renewable power to the grid; he also worked with OneEnergy Renewables where he monitored and analyzed the legal framework surrounding the California renewable portfolio mandate and Renewable Energy Credit (REC) trading market.. He has studied law in China and Spain and enjoys the challenge of bringing renewable energy to the mainstream.. Abbie Buchan | VP of Business Development.. Abbie Buchan holds a masters degree in Organizational Management, is a LEED AP, and Licensed Real Estate Broker.. Having traveled to over 30 countries and territories, she brings a dynamic perspective to the table.. In addition to serving as the VP of Business Development for Interra, Abbie serves as the Chair of Membership for the US Green Building Council-SD and Chair of Partnerships and Outreach for the Living Building Challenge Collaborative- SD.. She is also involved with ULI, Surfrider Foundation, Equinox Center, Congress for the New Urbanism and Toastmasters International.. Through her extensive network, Abbie works to build mutually beneficial relationships with Interra, our customers, and investor base.. Her passion for sustainability, conservation and greentech coupled with over 6 years of marketing experience make her a great fit for helping our organization grow to the next level.. Joshua S.. Stone | Webmaster, Brand Manager.. Joshua Stone is a digital marketing professional and  ...   with a focus on combustion and fluid mechanics and an MBA from UC San Diego s Rady School of Management.. Ricardo brings to the Board almost 10 years of mechanical (i.. e.. , combustion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics) engineering expertise in product development and project management in the aerospace and, recently, clean technology industries.. Ricardo has experience in all stages in the product lifecycle from preliminary design to system certification, production, and aftermarket product support.. This combination of technical expertise and product lifecycle experience make Ricardo a tremendous advisory asset to Interra Energy s technical efforts.. Amanda J.. P.. Esquivel, MBA | Member, Advisory Board.. Amanda Esquivel is a Business Analyst at SAIC, where she has been employed for the last 5 years.. She earned a B.. in Global Business Management at CSU San Marcos in 2003, and an MBA from Rady School of Management at UCSD in 2011.. During her time at Rady, Ms.. Esquivel worked extensively with Mr.. Del Monte, supporting the development of Interra s innovative strategy and approach.. Ms.. Esquivel has 11 years of broad functional experience that includes Strategy Formulation Analytical Decision Making, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Task Management, and Business Process Engineering.. Paul A.. Forgue, MBA | Member, Advisory Board.. Paul is an experienced financial and operations executive and early investor in Interra Energy.. Paul is currently a Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal, a leading independent global services firm.. Past experiences include: Interim CEO at MAB Services, Inc.. , VP Finance (Interim) at BeautyFirst, SVP CFO at Crescent Jewelers, Inc.. , Director at Alvarez Marsal, Director at FTI Consulting, and Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.. The wide breadth of Paul s experience and skill is a great asset for Interra and we are pleased to have him aboard.. Thomas L.. Netzel | Member, Advisory Board.. Tom brings to Interra 30 years of energy industry experience as a chemical engineer and executive.. He has successfully developed several energy infrastructure projects, both traditional and renewable, around the globe.. He currently works with Sempra Global LNG (liquifided natural gas) as their global procurement and shipping manager.. N.. Darius Sankey, Ph.. Dr.. Darius Sankey is a Managing Director at Zone Ventures, a seed to early stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles.. Sankey has led the Zone Ventures technology assessment efforts and overseen its portfolio investments for over eight years, serving as a board member for several companies including Siimpel Corporation, Lumexis, Inc.. and Microfabrica and Neven Vision (Acquired by Google).. He has led several transactions in the micro electronics, wireless telecommunications, media entertainment, and business consumer software sectors.. Sankey has a strong interest in strategizing market applications for basic science research on the university level.. This interest has also led him to a position as adjunct professor in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.. Before his tenure at Zone Ventures, Dr.. Sankey worked as a management consultant at McKinsey Company, Inc.. and held strategic planning, consulting, and R D positions at RAND and AT T Bell Laboratories.. Sankey holds a B.. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.. in Optical Engineering from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.. Back to Top..

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  • Title: Accolades and Achievements | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Accolades and Achievements.. Interra Energy has been busy the past few years.. We appreciate your help and support along the way.. Below is a partial list of the milestones we have accomplished to date.. Awards.. Fundraising and Business Milestones.. Technology Milestones.. 2013 – Selected by the CEC for grant funding under PON-12-506.. Awarded over $815K in grant funding from the CEC under PON-12-506.. Patent on Interra Energy Reciprocating Reactor submitted and published by the USPTO international PCT.. 2013 - Thomas Del Monte selected as a Young Influential and Kenny Key selected as finalist for General Counsel Awards.. Raised approximately $330,000 in Friends Family and Seed funding.. Secured site for development,  ...   2011 - Won the Sustainability Clean Tech category in UCSD’s Entrepreneur Challenge.. Partnered with BiocharProtocol.. org and Carbon Consulting, LLC for carbon credit monetization.. 360+ hour technology “Proof of Concept” study completed by leading engineering firm.. 2010 - Finalist and won the Sustainability Clean Tech category in UCSD’s Entrepreneur Challenge.. Selected as a prescreened early-stage clean tech company to present at the.. CleanTECH San Diego SCRUB program.. Secured welding and construction team.. Awarded "fast track" status as an Autodesk Clean Tech Partner through the NREL Industry Growth Forum.. This provided Interra with over $100,000 in design software.. Launched line of.. Biochar products.. Secured for construction and R D of first system..

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  • Title: Sustainability | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Sustainability.. Interra Energy s core business is the production of a product called.. biochar.. , but we don t stop there.. We look at environmental problems holistically and have designed our entire business around the.. cradle-to-cradle.. concept.. Our process revolves around using waste biomass to create biochar for use within sustainable agriculture practices, which will create waste biomass and thus complete the sustainable loop.. Interra s purpose is to ensure that the emense benefits of biochar production and use are realized in each and every activity we affect.. Below is a organized list of some of these benefits broadly categorized for easier digestion.. Sustainable Agriculture.. Improved soil fertility.. Less fossil-fuel based  ...   the need for fossil-fuel based energy.. Substantially less methane and NOx emissions than composting and land filling practices.. Combats.. desertification.. Increases agricultural lands capacity to deal with effects of climate change.. Clean, efficient, and renewable biomass energy production with waste biomass.. Combined heat, power, and cooling from the Interra Forge operation.. Potential for liquid fuel, electricity, and/or hydrogen production.. Social Benefits.. Job creation with local ownership rights.. Low cost means of water purification in developing countries.. Alternative to slash-and-burn agricultural.. Can be financed through carbon markets and offsets.. Waste Recycling.. Diverts organic waste from landfills.. Can use wide variety of feedstocks, including waste biomass products.. Provides profitable additional activity for existing composting operations..

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  • Title: Company History | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Company History.. Interra Energy: Past, Present, and Future.. Past.. The business model was first conceived in October of 2007, when Thomas R.. Del Monte was in his second year of law school and performing research with University of San Diego (USD) School of Law s Energy Policy Initiative Center (EPIC).. Thomas researched California energy law and policy as applied to manure management practices using anaerobic digesters to capture methane to create electricity.. During his research, he stumbled upon an internet article about the ONLY carbon negative method of producing energy.. In his third year of law school, Thomas began a FlexEvening MBA at the University of California San Diego, Rady School of Management.. While continuing to sharpen the relevant legal skills as he prepared for law school graduation, Thomas began applying his business school education to conceive of and refine Interra s business model.. After finishing law school and passing the California Bar exam,Thomas attended the North American Biochar Conference where he gained several contacts in equipment manufacturing, soil sample testing, and potential California partners.. Most importantly, the conference provied the opportunity to determine the current state of development of necessary technologies.. In Q4 of 2010, Interra Energy enlisted.. Joshua Stone.. to create the brand s identity, including logo, website, and business cards.. Further, Josh took on the initial role of marketing and pushing the message through various channels in a grassroots approach to getting the word out there and instilling excitement about the company and the Interra mission.. In September of 2010, Danny Goodrich began working for Interra as a legal intern through USD School of Law s Corporate Counsel Internship Program.. Through the  ...   are being used to build the first unit.. Today he continues to consult with Interra.. In August 2011, Kenny Key applied and was accepted as a full-time legal intern from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR.. His background in Energy and Environmental Law made him an ideal addition to the team.. He accepted a full-time position in August 2012 after completing law school and taking the California bar exam.. Present.. Thomas and Kenny have formed the initial Board of Directors of Interra Energy, Inc.. and are ushering the original concept into reality.. Thomas remains a leader in the biochar industry and presented at the 2012 Biochar Conference in Sonoma, CA.. In May 2012, Interra launched its first line of biochar enriched soil products.. The Interra Preta line currently features both a biochar enriched soil amendment and a biochar enriched potting soil.. Carbon negative gardening is now available.. Interra has made incredible strides towards completion of the initial facility.. Key to this effort was securing a grant from the California Energy Commission in early 2013.. Construction and testing on the first commercial unit has begun in National City.. Within the next year Interra plans to finalize the first commercially sized demonstration unit and launch commercial operations.. Stay tuned great things are coming!.. The Company has been and will continue to recruit top talent to join in the launch of the business.. The Company is committed to hiring the absolute best in the industry and only the brightest young professionals and recent graduates.. Interra believes in training to continue our efforts to create a company culture where learning and innovating go hand-in-hand.. To apply.. click here..

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  • Title: FAQs | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / FAQs.. Wait a second what exactly does your technology do?.. In simplest terms, the Interra Energy Forge combines the functions of two major industries into one extremely efficient package optimized to produce more of the highest value products and the highest quality of the less valuable products.. The two industries were talking about are the charcoal/activated carbon industry and the biomass-to-energy industry.. My friend said biochar production can be carbon NEGATIVE, how can that be true?.. To understand how to help reduce carbon dioxide in our air, one should think about the carbon cycle and remember that photosynthesis captures more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other process on Earth.. However; because biomass always decomposes fairly quickly after the plant that grew it dies, it is of limited use for carbon sequestration.. That is, all of the carbon taken out of the air is eventy released right back to the air.. This makes the natural carbon cycle neutral.. In contrast, carbonized biomass, or biochar, is very stable and remains in the soil for millennia.. So as plants take carbon dioxide out of the air and are made into biochar where about half of the carbon taken  ...   the soil also can help reduce the amount of water required to grow our food by a lot.. A true no brainer, right? We think so!.. Is there scientific research showing increased plant growth with applications of biochar?.. Yes.. Studies in both tropical and temperate climates have demonstrated biochar s ability to increase plant growth, reduce leaching of nutrients, increase water retention, and increase benefitial microbial activity.. In a study done on a Colombian Oxisol soil, the total above-ground plant biomass increased by 189 percent when biochar was applied at a rate of 23.. 2 tons per hectare (Major et al.. 2005).. Research indicates that both biological nitrogen fixation and beneficial mycorrhizal relationships in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are enhanced by biochar applications (Rondon et al.. 2007, Warnock et al.. 2007).. In Brazil, occurrence of native plant species increased by 63 percent in areas where biochar was applied (Major et al.. Studies have also shown that the characteristics of biochar most important to plant growth can improve over time after its incorporation into soil (Cheng et al.. 2006, 2008; Major et al.. 2010).. Do you have a question?.. Contact us.. and we ll do our best to answer it..

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  • Title: Clean Thermal Biomass Conversion | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Clean Thermal Biomass Conversion.. Designed to overcome all the challenges associated with traditional thermal biomass processing technologies (and the so-called advanced contemporaries), Interra s patent-pending clean thermal biomass conversion technology generates unmatched biochar and bioenergy/biofuel production.. Current Construction.. Interra has finished the construction of the support structure for the pilot-unit along with numerous sub-systems.. In addition, the control and electrical systems are complete.. Mechanical testing has successfully demonstrated the core design principles and innovations.. Interra expects to finish operational testing by October 2014.. Stay tuned for updates on the next steps for Interra Energy!.. Design Principles.. Technology design and development serves as the core of Interra Energy, Inc.. Interra s patent-pending clean thermal biomass conversion system represents a new platform technology, leaps and bounds more advanced than existing technologies in waste biomass utilization.. When designing the Interra Clean Thermal Biomass Conversion system, Interra s team employed the following design principles:.. Optimize the system for the highest value product in terms of ecological and financial value biochar.. Whenever possible, borrow technology solutions from existing, robust technologies in other industries.. Why reinvent the wheel when you can instead just start piecing together the wagon.. Design for multi-modal flexibility from the beginning feedstock, temperature, pressure, throughput rate, etc.. Start from  ...   to heat biomass.. No air emissions source from traditional heating methods.. Lower operational and capital cost.. Removes a regulatory hurdle associated with traditional burners.. Methane rich gas created instead of syngas, producer gas, wood gas, etc.. Most energy dense gas possible from thermal biomass conversion.. Gas can go directly into traditional power generation equipment without modification.. Lower operating and capital costs.. High continuous-feed throughput.. Constant generation of electricity.. More efficient.. Avoids waste associated with batch systems.. Scale-able.. Higher throughput means more biochar/electricity produced per capital dollar spent.. Also, lower operational cost per output.. Gas cleaning within system.. Don't need extra gas scrubbing/cleaning equipment.. No tar to deal with.. Lower capital costs.. Less operational cost from gas cleaning equipment maintenance.. Almost entirely made of off-the-shelf parts.. Only a few easily machinable custom pieces fashioned from off-the-shelf parts.. Easier to replace parts.. Inexpensive to keep higher spare part inventory levels, which translates into better system uptime.. Quicker manufacturing/assembly of system.. Excess heat transfer system used to dry incoming biomass.. No need for outside heat to dry biomass.. Quicker carbonization of biomass due to dryness upon entering system.. Lower operational costs.. Adjustable throughput and reactor pressure.. Control of operating conditions.. Product diversification (biochar gas with properties geared towards different end uses)..

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  • Title: Interra Biochar Store | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Interra Biochar Store.. Whether you want pure biochar or a biochar enhance blend – Interra’s Biochar Store can meet all of your needs! Help us fight climate change by starting a carbon negative garden or by resetting your carbon emissions.. Interra Preta.. Potting Soil and Soil Amendment.. This product line was designed to put the power of ancient Amazonia’s Terra Preta in the modern gardeners’ hands.. Read more.. Pure Biochar.. Interested in bulk orders of pure biochar? Click here to see our size availability.. Accessories.. Learn about biochar and/or Reset your carbon emissions!..

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  • Title: Interra Preta | Interra Energy
    Descriptive info: / Interra Preta.. Biochar for a Carbon Negative Garden!.. Name your own price for the Interra Preta line of products.. We only ask that you pay for the USPS flat-rate Large Box shipping cost (*Sorry we can only ship to U.. customers contact us if you are out of the country), the rest is up to you.. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy using Interra Preta.. Biochar Enhanced Potting Soil (1/2 cu ft).. Add to cart.. Biochar Enhanced Amendment  ...   each used for centuries for soil improvement.. Feed the earth with Interra Preta’s Ancient Elements™ and the earth will thank you!.. The Interra Difference:.. By enhancing all of our products with biochar, Interra Preta is committed to making products that can not only grow great gardens but also sequester carbon from the atmosphere.. Set your garden apart from the rest and join the fight against climate change.. Learn how biochar can benefit the earth for generations to come on our.. biochar page..

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