System & Technology
The System and Technology
The system removes sky carbon and puts it into soils for millennia. ECOERA traces the carbon and provide carbon removal as a service, based on the system.
How does it work?
The concept includes a pyrolysis step of pelletized unique biomass blends with specified mineral composition, thereby producing heat and biochar. The process gas is used for district heating and the biochar is returned to the fields as a soil enhancer and carbon sink. Ecoera has created a platform with complete carbon audit trail for following the carbon from biomass to soil and its exact location and amount including analysis data.
The complete ECOERA Millennium(TM) Carbon Removal system provides for a method of decreasing atmospheric CO2 and constitutes an easily quantifiable way of measuring CO2 sequestration, thereby enabling a market for carbon removal. The biochar carbon has stability beyond 1000 years. The O/Corg ratio is at 0,091 which is scientific proof for a carbon half-life of beyond 1000 years. ECOERA is providing carbon sequestration - carbon removal - as an offsetting mechanism – thereby being the first mover in this exciting field. H/Corg ratio is 0,48.
The typical customer is an individual, company or organization purchasing carbon sequestration to make its operations truly carbon neutral – not only decreasing emissions somewhere else but actually sequestering the carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon negative is climate positive.
ECOERA is the pioneer in biochar carbon sequestration and conducted Swedens first large scale biochar applications with biochar applied to Swedish farmland - and has shown a 9,6% increase in plant height (Spring Barley, clay soil, mineral fertilizer) for the 2009 biochar carbon sequestrations and a 33% increase in harvest yield from dry sandy soils from the 2010 sequestrations. This trial was made with external consultant stemming from the Swedish Agricultural Society to verify the trial. The trial was conducted using the Skånefrö Biokol from pellet recipe R54 in six rows with double sampling and made by a Sampo 2010 sampling harvester. When increasing the biochar application from 1 to 3 kg/m2 - all other parameters equal. In addition to this, pot trials (Tomato: totem) have been successful. 39% tomato yield compared to control. The 2011 trials showed a 33% crop yield increase in the long-term biochar field application. The 2012 and the concluding 2013 large-scale field trial has shown a continuous positive effect in the soil with harvest increase of 9% in 2013 and 14% in 2013.