Biochar Carbon Removal
Biochar Carbon Removal
The ECOERA Millennium Biochar Carbon Removal (BCR) System removes sky carbon and puts it permanently into safe storage as biochar carbon. Using biochar as carbon storage agent is by far the most efficient carbon removal method as it only removes the carbon, not the whole bulky CO2 molecule.
The biochar carbon removal (BCR) is of highest quality and stability. The carbon stability in the biochar is third party verified through being compliant with the strict standards of the European Biochar Certificate and is third party verified via bio-inspecta GmbH according to the puro.earth Biochar methodology. More info on the Puro listing here. We sell the carbon removal as CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) on various carbon removal marketplaces.
How does it work?
The system starts with pyrolysis of pelletized biomass blends with specified mineral composition, thereby producing heat and biochar. The syngas is burned for district heating. The biochar meets the highest regulatory standards under the European Biochar Certificate. The lab analysis of the biochar can be found here. The levels om PAH is below the limits for organic agricultural use. The total is 2.3 mg/kg dry matter and the safety limit is 4 mg/kg dry matter. There has been an evaluation by European Commission Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production (EGTOP) where they state that until their new evaluation of biochar has been done, the biochar PAH values shall be under 4 mg/kg dry matter as was originally recommended by EGTOP.
The biochar has a H/C and O/C ratio in accordance to optimal electron transfer in the carbon-microbe-mineral conducive network, indicating a high potential for negative priming effects in soil. (Tinaran, Barnaby, Lehmann 2017 Nature Communications) The temperature range of the biochar produced creates a geoconductor mechanism, removing the electron transfer bottleneck between soil microbes.
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) Biochar Carbon Removal system provides for a method of decreasing atmospheric CO2 and constitutes an easily quantifiable way of measuring CO2 sequestration, thereby creating a market for carbon removal. The H/Corg ratio is 0,25 indicating high stability of the carbon. Furthermore, biochar is a form of carbon called inertinite. Inertinite is a carbon of high condensated type and is a type found in Jurassic deposits. (Sanei et al 2023) Thereby, biochar can be considered permanent carbon removal.
The biochar is produced in Hammenhög, in South Sweden. The facility is one of the largest biochar production facilities in the EU and is based on spearhead systems P500 and P1500 from German carbonization technology manufacturer PYREG GmbH.
The typical customer is an individual, company or organization purchasing carbon removal to make its operations truly carbon neutral – not only decreasing emissions somewhere else but actually sequestering the carbon from the atmosphere.
Please contact us for the documentation and certification of the carbon removal system and third-party LCA documentation.