What is biochar?
The carbon sequestration potential
Natural carbon cycle
Biochar carbon cycle
All biochars are different
Pyrolysis can be done on all kinds of biomass ranging from wood waste to seaweed or sewage sludge. The produced biochar will be different depending on your feedstock as well as the production parameters.
This flexibility of biomass pyrolysis determines that what we call biochar is not a single product, but a class of materials with varying properties and functions.
However, as our understanding of biochar’s functionality grows, novel applications are continuously being discovered. From the use in wastewater filtration to remove heavy metals and pharmaceuticals, gas filtration to remove harmful H2S, to its use in building materials or animal feed. The more we know about biochar, the more applications become possible. Research applications now include the use of biochar in batteries, supercapacitors, smart textiles, printable bioplastics, or as carrier material for pharmaceuticals.
There is a biochar for almost every application, but not every biochar fits every application.
We believe that you should not need to be an expert to use biochar.
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- Bolan et al., 2021
- Shaaban et al., 2018; Sohi et al., 2010
- Ding et al., 2016
- Jeffery et al., 2011
- Edeh et al., 2020
- Biederman and Stanley Harpole, 2013