Broadly defined, biochar is a carbon-rich product obtained when organic biomass is heated to the point of thermal decomposition under a limited supply of oxygen. Physically, Biochar is charred, but it is different from coal, charcoal or ash, in that it possesses:
High Surface Area
Agricultural & Environmental benefits
High Stable Organic Carbon
The ability to offset GHG’s
Unlike Charcoal biochar is made under specific conditions with the intent to be applied to soil as a means to increase soil fertility and agricultural yields, and sequester carbon to reverse global warming. Other market uses of biochar are being discovered regularly as universities and other institutions conduct extensive research into this versatile material and its cation exchange properties.
Biochar is projected to be a key component in a carbon negative strategy to aid in climate change and energy challenges