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Episode 19

Ray Apy (Saratoga Biochar Solutions)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Ray Apy, the CEO of Saratoga Biochar Solutions! The organization is hoping to open a facility that can process biosolids and turn them into clean fertilizer, but they've encountered some problems along the way... Find out what their goal is and how their process works in this informative episode!
00:07 - Introduction
02:04 - What is Saratoga Biochar’s Goal?
04:33 - The Maine Problem…
06:51 - … And How Biochar is Completely Different!
08:38 - Restoring Carbon to Its Place in Nature (After Cleaning!)
10:26 - What Happens to PFAS and Other Nasties?
12:56 - A Clean Stack
13:55 - Pyrolysis: Heating, But Not Burning!
17:12 - Polluting Days are Over: DEC Oversight is Strict, and Biochar More Than Complies!
21:30 - Manufacturer Guarantee: How Strong Is It? VERY!
27:25 - Being a Good Neighbor
28:31 - The Lawsuit
32:16 - Biosolids vs. Sewage Sludge… Not the Same, At All! Biochar Uses Biosolids!
34:46 - Without Biochar, the Environment Suffers!
39:15 - Biochar May Qualify For USDA Organic Certification!
39:43 - Ray Would Use the Biochar Product, Too!
40:39 - Closing Remarks: How to Find Out More

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, or Spa City Digital.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guest

    Ray Apy

  • Runtime

    42 min, 20 sec

  • Airdate

    December 14th, 2022