Biochar has many different forms, and can be created or formulated into many different product variants. NovaGreen’s focus on Biochar will center on the use of agricultural biomass as a starting feedstock source. We will use a ‘slow pyrolysis’ technique to create our biochar. This involves heating or ‘charring’ of the starting biomass in a low oxygen environment, at comparatively low heat in comparison to ‘fast pyrolysis’. Our primary application for biochar at this time will be to return it to the agricultural soil in the region where it is created.
he end product has several beneficial uses for Agriculture, and for the Environment. Studies show that biochar can have significant benefit to agricultural processes, and to environmental sustainability, when returned to the earth. Benefits can include:
- carbon sequestration
- reduction of fertilizer requirements
- reduced carbon dioxide emissions
- reduced nitrous oxide emissions
- enhanced plant productivity
- increased water holding capacity, improved nutrient retention, increases beneficial biota in soil