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Biochar as a soil amendment in agriculture

Biochar as a soil amendment in agriculture Improving yields and water retention Biochar has some valuable characteristics for use in agriculture. Although it is not a fertilizer in the sense that the nutrient input is relatively low, it has a high value as a soil amendment.  The following mechanisms contribute to its positive impact on […]

Valorization of agricultural waste streams

Valorization of agricultural waste streams Many agricultural activities generate waste streams that have little or no value and are not used to produce food. Examples include the rice husk generated by processing paddy, coffee husks from coffee processing plants, or sugarcane bagasse and leaf residues from sugarcane plantations. These biomass streams can be abundant resources […]

The Pyrolysis Innovation Lab in Sullana, Peru

The Pyrolysis Innovation Lab (Sullana, Peru) The Pyrolysis Innovation Lab (PIL) is a Research & Development arm created by Inspiratus Technologies, dedicated to the advancement of carbon derivative solutions, notably biochar, activated carbon, and renewable energy. Our primary objective is to develop and validate scientific principles underlying these innovations while creating viable businesses. Our production […]

Biochar – Capturing the value of carbon

Biochar: capturing the value of carbon Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by heating organic material from agricultural and forestry wastes (also called biomass) in a controlled process called pyrolysis. During pyrolysis, biomass is decomposed at temperatures higher than 400°C, in the complete or near absence of oxygen. As a result, syngas, bio-oil, and […]

A brief history of pyrolysis

A brief history of pyrolysis The word “pyrolysis” is coined from two Ancient Greek words pyro (πυρο) meaning fire and lysis (λύσις) meaning separating (or solution), so pyrolysis means separation by fire or heat. The history of pyrolysis technology can be traced back to ancient times when it was used to turn wood into charcoal. […]

Why biochar is the best option for carbon removal

Why biochar is the best option for large scale carbon removal Carbon removal can take many different forms. The strategies to remove carbon are generally split into two categories: natural carbon removal and technological carbon removal. Carbon removal by naturally occurring processes is simply the uptake and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) by ecosystems. Afforestation […]

The Tumbes Pilot Plant

Tumbes Pilot Plant The Puyango Tumbes River in Peru, a vital water source, faces contamination issues threatening clean drinking water access. This isn’t a unique problem, but a challenge found globally due to costly decontamination methods like Reverse Osmosis. Our research, in collaboration with partners in Peru and the USA, focuses on using resins to […]

Agriculture Sector and its Challenges in water treatment

Agriculture Sector and its Challenges in water treatment The agricultural sector in Peru is the largest user of water, accounting for 89% of the country’s water consumption. However, only 22% of agricultural land is irrigated, making it challenging for farmers to grow crops effectively. This inefficiency in water use is due to the poor condition […]

Mining sector and its challenges in water treatment

Mining sector and its challenges in water treatment Regulations on water management for the mining sector have become more stringent globally and in Peru to address environmental concerns and ensure sustainable practices. Recent examples include the challenges of water management in the hyper-arid Pacific slope of Southern Peru, where the Cuajone mine processes approximately 90 […]

The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) in combating climate change

The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) in combating climate change Global warming is one of the major challenges facing humanity, and needs to be addressed urgently to avoid devastating impacts on ecosystems and communities around the globe. The main task at hand is reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, but also methane and […]