Biochar – Definition, How It Works, Clean vs Dirty

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August 17, 2021

Biochar – Definition, How It Works, Clean vs Dirty

We are joined by Myno CEO Thor Kallestad to answer questions about biochar.

What is Biochar? Biochar is made from biomass (organic waste materials) in a controlled process called slow pyrolysis. Biochar produced using this specific process cuts GHG emissions in half and sequesters carbon for millennia.

How does biochar work? When used for construction and agricultural purposes, biochar sequesters carbon for millennia and generates carbon credits in the process. When used for agriculture, biochar has the added benefit of also drawing down significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere via increased biological productivity.

What are the uses for biochar? “Clean” biochar can be used as an agricultural soil amendment to increase yields, reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, and improve soil health. “Dirty” biochar can be used as an aggregate in concrete and asphalt production, which in turn reduces cement use and the overall costs of these projects.

Listen to our Podcast:

Watch Full Podcast: CA 3: Biochar To Cut GHG Emissions & Sequesters Carbon ft. Thor Kallestad

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