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BIOCHAR -  NATURES TOP CO2 LOCK 

BeZero Carbon [1] has given its first biochar project the rare “A” rating, only 21 projects of the 350+ projects rated on their platform have an A or an AA rating.

But biochar can offer so much more. Biochar is an essential option as farmers move to sustainable growing, and has carbon reduction potential from green concrete to a polystyrene replacement.

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What is biochar

Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that is made by burning organic material, such as agricultural and forestry waste

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Natures CO2 lock

Biochar is proven to be natures leading method at locking away carbon. There simply is no better solution.

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What can it do?

Biochar production is rising fast as farmers move to sustainable methods and new uses are found, such as green concrete.

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What is biochar?

Biochar represents a carbon removal (CDR) technique rooted in biomass, which contributes to bolstering the levels of organic carbon in soil. Biomass acts as a reservoir for CO2 extracted from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. This biomass undergoes pyrolysis, a process involving thermal decomposition, which transforms it into charcoal. Subsequently, the resulting char is incorporated into the soil during the crop-planting phase to sequester the carbon within the soil itself.

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Permanence

There is evidence that biochar can be a durable carbon sink in soil. According to a paper published in the Biochar Journal in 2022, stable carbon, which is the largest percentage of biochar carbon, can persist for over 1000 years, while the remaining 25% of biochar carbon may be considered semi-persistent, with a mean residence time in soil of 50 to 100 years [1]

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Diverse Impact

Biochar has the ability to sequester carbon in the soil for long periods of time. When organic materials are heated in a low-oxygen environment to produce biochar, the carbon in the materials is stabilized and prevented from returning to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide through decomposition or burning. In addition, biochar can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving soil health and reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers, which have high carbon footprints. Biochar can also be used as a renewable energy source, which can further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing the use of fossil fuels.

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