An organic conditioner for our earth
Simply put, it is charcoal (rich in carbon) produced from plant or organic matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Biochar is an approach to carbon sequestration as it has the potential to help mitigate climate change. Independently, biochar can increase soil fertility of acidic soils (low pH soils), increase agricultural productivity, and provide protection against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.For us, biochar is an important tool to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce organic resources and inadequate water. It also improves water quality and quantity by increasing soil retention of nutrients and agrochemicals for plant and crop utilization. More nutrients stay in the soil instead of leaching into groundwater and causing pollution. This means that developing countries benefit with more abundant and diverse agricultural production, worrying less about yield and increasing (economic) security, while Europe and the U.S can rely much less on water and chemical fertilisers to grow their crops, facilitating the modern urban-farming industry by the same token. Biochar also plays a huge rule in our circular economy ideals. Currently, farmers pay a substaintiable amount to rid of agirculture waste when they can be converted to biochar through our device, enhancing yield and ergonomics.We are working alongside the goals of the Internation Biochar Initiative (IBI), an institute that provides a platform for fostering, good industry practices, and environmental ethical standards to support biochar systems that are safe and economically viable. With the goal of reaching the one billion tons of biochar produced per year within 50 years. To prove how fertile and effective the biochar that is produced by our device, we grew our first pyropet, just in time for the blooming of the dutch tulip season!