High Quality, Carbon Negative Biochar
Did you know that dead and dying trees contributes to emissions? The good news is that through a process called pyrolysis we are able to produce a high quality, carbon negative product from the dead or dying trees. Produced locally, Biochar can be used as a natural soil enhancement.
What is Biochar?
What is it
Biochar is a type of charcoal that is made from agricultural waste, such as wood chips or other plant material. It is used as a soil amendment and has many benefits for the environment. When biochar is added to soil, it increases the soil’s fertility and water retention capacity. It also helps to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years.
Biochar has a number of benefits for agriculture, including improved soil fertility, increased crop yields, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Soil fertility is improved because biochar helps to increase the amount of organic matter in the soil, which enhances its ability to hold nutrients and water. This results in healthier plants that are more resistant to drought and pests. Crop yields are increased because biochar provides a stable source of carbon for plants, which helps them to grow faster and produce more fruit or vegetables.
How it is produced
Biochar is produced from the slow pyrolysis of biomass. The process of pyrolysis involves heating the biomass material in the absence of oxygen. As the material is heated, it breaks down into charcoal, gases, and liquids. The solid product, biochar is what we sell and the gases produced in the process are reused to keep the pyrolysis process running.
How We Source Our Material
The primary way that we produce biochar is by removing dead and dying trees from the land that we manage. This provides us with a regular supply of material that can be used to create biochar. If needed, we can also produce biochar from the waste generated by tree harvesting operations. This helps us to reduce our reliance on external sources of material, and ensures that we are able to provide a consistent supply of biochar.
How Can It Be Carbon Negative
When created and used properly, biochar can be an extremely powerful tool in the fight against climate change because it has the potential to be carbon negative. This means that not only does biochar remove carbon from the atmosphere, but it also stores it in a way that keeps it out of the atmosphere for centuries or even millennia. Trees spend their whole lives sucking up carbon but when they die and decompose they start to release that carbon back into the atmosphere. Biochar freezes these emissions and stores them for the long term thus reducing the total amount of carbon being emitted.