From CO2 to Biochar
Plants work all day to store carbon in their cells. When making Biochar, we remove this carbon and make sure it doesn’t return to the air.
If we consider a corn stalk, growing during the seasons and finally harvested, at the end of its life, only its corn served a specific purpose. What happens to the rest of the stalk? Usually, it is burned or left to rot, slowly giving back its carbon to the atmosphere. Every corn cell was a very short-term carbon sink, destined to return.
At Tierra Prieta, we take these residues and process them in an anoxic, controlled, and sustainable facility, creating Biochar, a black charcoal resistant to decomposition and with exceptionally strong carbon bonds. When introduced into soil, it stays there and out of the atmosphere, for hundreds to thousands of years.
We offer a high quality Biochar that improves soil fertility, as well as bring savings on water and fertilizer. Our Biochar also removes carbon, and we are working towards certifying and offering these carbon offsets to our customers.
Coming soon; carbon credits