Michael Doane Joins PrairieChar Advisory Board

Michael Doane Joins PrairieChar Advisory Board

Michael Doane

Lawrence, Kansas – March 15, 2018 -- PrairieChar, Inc., developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass into valuable products, today announced that Michael Doane, the Managing Director of Agriculture and Food Systems for The Nature Conservancy has joined its Board of Advisors. Mr. Doane has 20 years of experience leading agribusiness and environmental initiatives. At The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to the sustainable conservation of lands and waters, Michael leads a team of global experts working to scale up conservation priorities on freshwater and habitat protection. Michael and his team recently introduced “reThink Soil” – A Roadmap to U.S. Soil Health, (https://global.nature.org/content/rethinking-soil) as a call to action for science, marketplace and policy solutions on degraded cropland soils. Prior to his time at The Nature Conservancy, Michael spent 16 years with Monsanto in areas of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Sustainable Agriculture Policy. He has also served as Executive Vice President of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and is an active partner in his family’s cattle and row crop farming operations. “Michael brings to PrairieChar passion, experience and knowledge in sustainable agriculture. His focus on balancing the needs of agriculture with conservation of land and water is a perfect fit with the mission of PrairieChar. Michael will not only provide valuable insight but also connections to people, agencies and resources involved in the sustainable agriculture movement,” said PrairieChar CEO Robert Herrington. “I am very excited to join PrairieChar’s team of advisors” said Mr. Doane. “If we going to restore the health and vitality of land and water resources in agriculture landscapes, we must unlock innovative science combined with business models offering direct economic benefits for farmers and rural communities. PrairieChar offers a compelling opportunity to solve the vexing economic and environmental problems of feedlot manure management.”

About PrairieChar, Inc.

PrairieChar, Inc. is the developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass into valuable products in a way that overcomes the business model challenges of past biomass conversion efforts. The company provides an attractive solution for the management of environmentally hazardous CAFO animal manure and produces profitable renewable products for the agricultural market that are cost competitive without subsidy. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Herrington, CEO at rherrington@prairiechar.com. www.PrairieChar.com

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