What is Biochar?

Biochar is recognized by the IPCC as a Negative Emission Technology (NET) and is extremely versatile in its applications. It can be used as a soil amendment to enhance the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil, it can be used as a feed additive in cattle farming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (particularly Methane) while enhancing the digestion and overall health of the animal, and it can even be used in building materials, turning buildings into carbon sinks.


Uses of Biochar

    • As a tool for combating climate change
    • Soil and Compost additive
    • Feed additive for poultry and cattle farming
    • Aggregate for building materials
    • Deodorizer for odor management (of manure, landfills, etc.)
    • Water Filtration
    • Additive for increasing methane production in Anaerobic Digestion

Types of Biochar

Woodchip Biochar

Biochar produced from Gliricidia sepium trees in Sri Lanka. Woodchip biochar in Sri Lanka is being used for agricultural applications such as tree planting and for soil remediation in areas experiencing Arsenic poisoning.

Chicken Manure Biochar

Biochar produced from broiler chicken manure in Turkey.Chicken manure biochar in Turkey is being used as an additive to Anaerobic Digestion (AD) operations to increase the rate of Methane production and also as a compost additive.
Our Project

Biochar for tree planting

We support rural communities in Sri Lanka draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through the use of biochar in tree planting.

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