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Addressing the climate crisis through biochar production

Biochar is an artificially produced coal through the pyrolysis of biomass and is recognized for its ability to sequester carbon over time, making it essential in combating the excess of CO2 emissions. Produced at high temperatures, the biochar production process requires a significant amount of thermal energy. Current methods, which often utilize hydrocarbons and carbon-intensive electricity, waste a portion of biochar’s sequestration potential by emitting CO2 during production. This is where our innovation truly comes into play: our technology enables us to produce biochar in a decarbonized and cost-effective manner.

Biochar: the most ecological way to valorize biomass waste

When burned or decomposed, biomass waste releases into the atmosphere all the CO2 it absorbed during its growth. Even when occasionally revalued as fuel to generate electricity, no greenhouse gases are sequestered.

By being transformed into biochar, biomass can become a genuine carbon sink, in addition to finding applications in various industries such as agriculture or construction.

Moreover, after the biomass pyrolysis process, biochar is not the sole product obtained: it is also possible to produce biogas and biofuels that can also be revalorized.

Biochar has a triple advantage

CO2 sequestration

Recognized by the IPCC is one of the solutions to climate change, the creation of one ton of biochar enables the sequestration of three tons of CO2 over centuries. By heating it to high temperatures without oxygen, the CO2 captured by biomass during its life is stored long-term.

Agriculture

Biochar, when present in agricultural soils, functions as a genuine sponge, effectively absorbing and retaining water and essential nutrients crucial for crops. As a 100% natural solution, the use of biochar has the potential to increase agricultural land yields by up to nearly 25%. 

Waste Upcycling

When biomass waste is upcycled,   it is frequently burned or used as compost, releasing all the CO2 it has absorbed during its lifespan. By pyrolyzing biomass waste, we can effectively sequester CO2 for the long term and harness all the benefits provided by biochar. 

CO2 sequestration

Recognized by the IPCC is one of the solutions to climate change, the creation of one ton of biochar enables the sequestration of three tons of CO2. By heating biomass to high temperatures without oxygen, the CO2 captured by biomass during its life is sequestered over centuries.

Agriculture

Biochar, when present in agricultural soils, functions as a genuine sponge, effectively absorbing and retaining water and essential nutrients crucial for crops. As a 100% natural solution, the use of biochar has the potential to increase agricultural land yields by up to nearly 25%. 

Waste upcycling

When biomass waste is upcycled, it is frequently burned or used as compost, releasing all the CO2 it has absorbed during its lifespan. By pyrolyzing biomass waste, we can effectively sequester CO2 for the long term and harness all the benefits provided by biochar. 
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