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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 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 […]