CARBON RICH MATERIAL

What is biochar?

Biochar is made by heating organic biomass feedstock at high temperatures, in a low oxygen controlled environment – pyrolysis.

Our source of feedstock includes uncontaminated horticulture wastes and single stream uncontaminated food wastes.

GHS biochar properties and characteristics

Benefits of Biochar

Biochar is highly porous and has a large surface area, thus playing a significant role in mitigating climate change through its potential to sequester carbon in the ground and enhance soil health.

Carbon Sequestration
Biochar can remain in the soil for an extended period, effectively sequestering carbon and preventing it from being released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2).

Soil Fertility
The porous structure of biochar provides a habitat for microorganisms to flourish, improving soil health and ecology.

Water Retention
Biochar’s porous structure aids in retaining water and water-soluble nutrients, thereby improving the soil’s ability to hold moisture.

Decreasing Soil Acidity
Incorporating biochar into acidic soil can reduce soil acidity for better crop production.