TEchnology

In simple terms

Burning biomass between 300 to 500 degrees in the absence of oxygen produces energy in terms of heat with biochar as bi-product which is rich in carbon, hydrogen, sulphur, oxygen and nitrogen as well as minerals in ash fraction. The energy thus created can be converted into other suitable forms of energy such as electricity using suitable electricity generators.

Energy for Everyone

Access to energy underlies the basic liveihood of humanity
As a good first estimation, our device outputs 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 areas of humanitarian aid, we see that the most useful applications are light, mobile-phone recharging to improve connectivity and refrigeration of medical supplies. 

To provide a better estimation for your specific biomass and application, contact us through the form! We are working on consolidating this information to build a comprehensive database and a calculator that lets you input parameters and delivers an instant value for your specific energy needs. This database will be scientifically invaluable when it comes to biomass feedstock literature.  
Biomass research
Each type of biomass is unique
An integral part of the development of the device is in our research of bioenergy. We study different types of biomass and bio-waste and the feedstock available from each specific geography and community. We look at the calorific value and the energy output that nature allows us to perform cleanly and sustainability. In this manner, we customise the device to various regions with different biomass properties, energy requirements and cultural ideas, which we we take full care to integrate in our design. 
Carbon negative
Pyropower helps capture carbon from environment
Our technology assures us that we are carbon-negative. Which means we confront the challenge of today's and the future's climate change condition head-on, to reverse it and purify the toxic environment, which many underdeveloped and developed nations struggle with on a frequent and ongoing basis. The World Health Organization calculates that 2.5 million deaths around the world are related to indoor air pollution, our device does not emit volatiles but instead sustains a smokeless flame. Smoke is just unburnt fuel, so with our design, we optimise the use of our biomass to it's full potential, using all it's fuel to derive energy from it. 
BIOCHAR
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!