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.
Accelerating research keeps identifying new application areas for biochar. There were over 6000 scientific publications about biochar in 2022 alone.
Through our in-house expertise and extensive partner network, we can provide guidance in assessing the potential benefits of biochar use in various applications.
Enchar has a large network of biochar producers and assess each biochar before we take it in our database. For each prospective biochar user, our experts will then select the biochars which are most effective in a specific application.