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Award finalist: Myno Carbon

December 22, 2022

Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, will present the second annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award on January 5th, atop Seattle’s Columbia Tower, at the Future of Carbon Policy Forum.

The award, named after our organization’s founder and his wife, recognizes meaningful advances in clean energy innovation. The inaugural winner was Kenworth Trucks, presented by Governor Jay Inslee. 

Join us there to find out which of these five finalists will win this year’s award:

Myno Carbon’s mission is to remove as much carbon as possible, as fast as possible, by building large-scale biochar production Carbon Removal Facilities (CRFs). Myno CRFs convert sustainably-sourced wood waste from sawmills into sequestered carbon in the form of biochar, generate renewable electricity, and create green jobs in rural timber-dependent communities. 

Myno’s first production facility will be located in Kettle Falls in Stevens County, with at least four more facilities built by 2030. Myno reports their CRFs produce consistent volumes of steam for production of renewable electricity, generate large quantities of biochar targeted to agricultural applications, and create carbon removal credits and other carbon attributes. These multiple revenue streams allow Myno to remain profitable and generate carbon removal at scale. 

Beyond carbon removal and sequestration benefits, biochar can be used as an agricultural amendment, reducing nitrogen fertilizer requirements and soil nitrous oxide emissions. Research in California has shown that adding biochar to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by up to 84%.

Biochar as a carbon removal solution is recognized and supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Will Myno’s biochar production innovation be recognized with the Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award? Join us on January 5th to find out!

Register now for the 5th annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum on January 5th from 3 to 6 p.m.

Still looking for that perfect gift? No stocking stuffer can match a pair of tickets to the Forum. Tickets will provide entry to the best event of the new year, with insider info shared by decision-makers from business and government, and elbows to be rubbed among clean economy community leaders. And there will be a delicious selection of appetizers, plus wine, beer, and cocktails, along with a spectacular view over Seattle and the Sound from atop the Columbia Tower.

Whether you are with a company doing business in Washington state, a tribe, community, or organization representing key constituencies, or a leader working to make life better in our state, the Future of Carbon Policy Forum is where you want to be on January 5th, just four days prior to the start of the legislative session.

Space is limited and we expect to sell out, so save your place today.



WA Commissioner of Public Lands



Senior Advisor to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm


WA State Senator, incoming Chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee


WA State Representative, Ranking Member on the House Environment & Energy Committee


Returning WA Representative-Elect, incoming Chair of the House Environment & Energy Committee

Matthew Colvin

Director of Logistics, Tree Top

Andrea Pratt

Zero Emission Technology Program Director for Volvo Group
North America

Heidi Sickler

Director of Policy and Market Development at bp pulse fleet


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