What is Biochar?
Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic biomass (agricultural and forestry wastes) in a controlled process called pyrolysis. Pyrolysis is the heating of an organic material (biomass) at a high temperature often over 450 degrees in the absence of oxygen.
Biochar has a high carbon content of up to 90 % and binds carbon material reliably, long-term and without negative side effects. It is characterised by highly interesting physical and chemical properties and has a positive effect on biochemical processes.
How is Biochar Produced and What does it Produce?
Sustainable biochar production is a powerful and simple tool that can:
1) Produce products that allows carbon capture and storage
2) Reduces agricultural waste
3) Produces clean renewable energy
4) Removes C02 from the atmosphere
Biochar has proven to improve the quality of soil and yield in agricultural and horticultural farming. It is widely used as a feed additive for animal health, can be used in construction materials such as concrete or asphalt, as well as cleansing of air and water, it helps to regulate humidity, absorb toxins and fosters beneficial microbial life.
It is a highly valuable resource thats broad application can make negative emissions possible and sequester carbon for generations to come.
Biochar is an essential part of the next industrial revolution, creating a more sustainable future and posting for greater economic prosperity, increase job opportunities and continued quality of life for humanity.