Valuable Biochar as side stream
When Meva Energy gasify biomass residues such as sawdust and bark, most part transforms to high value renewable gas. However, a small share of the carbon in the biomass becomes a stable carbon structure – biochar. The biochar has a porous structure with extremely large surface area.
Image credits to Dr. Jocelyn and biocharproject.org
Biochar and its large surface area could be used to a number of things, for instance:
- Soil improvement
- Barbecue charcoal
- Active char
- Water cleaning
- Thawing frozen ground
- Animal feed
Biochar as soil improvement
The picture shows a prosperous rose grown by our CFO, Elisabeth Ljungblom, with Meva Energy’s biochar.
In the soil, it works as a sponge, soaking up nutrition and moisture and slowly releasing it when the plants need it. By adding the biochar to the soil, carbon is removed from the atmosphere, keeping minerals and nutritions in the ground, helping your plants grow better and the whole system becomes climate positive.
Either you mix the biochar directly into your soil or you ”charge” it first to boost it. Mix the biochar into your compost and leave it there for a week or so to soak up the nutrients. Then add it to your plantation soil and watch your crops thrive!