energy ANd Biochar
Our latest developments surround the notion of an idea organic circular economy, aligning with the transition to a more sustainable way of production. Our technology offers:
1. Waste management for small-to-medium scale entreprises with some sort of organic waste in their streams. (10 - 1000 kg a week). Find out how to add value to your waste.
2. Decentralised heat energy production that can be applied to industrial, commercial or domestic applications. Contact us to find out how you can integrate pyrolysis into your current systems, and the benefits of your own heating system.
3. Apply biochar in best practices way in agriculture, water filtration, biocomposites, as as well as afforestation projects around the world. We produce, source and distribute the best biochar up to EU standards.
The power of MICRO-PYrolysis
Combustion achieved with PYROPOWER micro-PYROLYSIS TECHNOLOGY significantly reduces pollutant emissions by ensuring much lower levels of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic carbon (OGC) and particulate matter (PM) than any other conventional combustion.
Pyrolysis in simple terms
Heating biomass between 300°C and 500°C in the absence of oxygen releases energy stored in the organic material in terms of heat. Leaving biochar as byproduct, which is rich in carbon, hydrogen, sulphur, oxygen, nitrogen as well as minerals in ash fraction. The heat can be converted into other forms of energy such as electricity using an external electricial generators further down the process. We rely on slow pyrolysis, which increases our production of biochar by 10-15%.
Energy for Everyone
"Access to energy underlies the basic liveihood of humanity" - United Nations
One example of the Pyropower application is the Tumbuh kiln. Which can output 20 kW
of useful heat using 5kg of wood pellets
every hour. Which can be converted to 1kW of electricty with a modular steam turbine. This is enough to power a living space in most developing and developed nations. In poor regions, light and mobile-phone charging to improve connectivity take precedence.
To provide a better estimation for your specific biomass and applications, contact us through the form on the contact page
Every type of biomass is unique and has it's own LCA
An integral part of our work is understanding the science behind the biomass. We study different types of feedstock available in each geographical location within each community and we look at the feedstock characteristics to estimate the calorific value and the energy that nature allows us to produce sustainability. We adapt our technology the device to various regions with different biomass properties, energy requirements and cultural ideas.
We are building a comprehensive database by consolidating feedstock information. This database lets you input parameters and calculates immediately the value for your specific energy and biochar needs. As a good estimation - we like biomass with a moisture content of 10 - 20%.
Read more about EU Carbon Credits (external source)
We capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it back into the ground for thousand of years, where it belongs.
Pyropower's technology and efforts assure us that we as a company are carbon negative. This means we confront climate change head-on, reversing it and purifying the toxic environment.
We test our biochar to ensure they remain under the national and administrative standards so that they can be sold to the carbon market as carbon credits. Where companies from around the world can purchase to help offset footprint. We don't facilitate this - the WORLD does, we just make the biochar.
WHat is BIOCHAR?
An organic conditioner for our EarthLearn more about our Biochar
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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.