Biochar & charcoal are the same carbon-rich solid produced from the pyrolysis of organic material (pyrolysis is the heating of material without oxygen). They have different names due to their different end uses. Charcoal is associated with heating or cooking whereas biochar has history in agriculture.

Carbon Processing


Biomass is harvested and chipped directly from the field. The wood chip is then actively dried to achieve a low moisture content.


The woodchip is then fed into a high temperature pyrolysis plant which breaks down the biomass through thermal decomposition. The three products generated are: Biochar + Electricity + Heat


The biochar produced during high temperature pyrolysis is a solid, stable form of carbon. We are proposing to bury this stable char, akin to coal in concentrated deposits, in optimised conditions under the ground for long term, easily verifiable carbon sequestration.

Putting Biochar under lock & key

Production of biochar is not the end of the process. Only once the biochar has been stored in a verifiable, stable and contained state for an indefinite period has ‘Storage’ been achieved. Our innovative solution combines proven experience from construction, mining and wastewater treatment and applies it to carbon storage.

We are able to achieve long term stable carbon sequestration by burying the biochar in our patent-pending storage solution. This is one of the most concentrated and most easily verifiable of all carbon mass-storage solutions offering up to 45,408t CO2e stored per hectare.

Long-term validation could be considered at any point in the future by employing a small diameter borehole rig to core-sample the repository. Compared to field application, our contained solution is more stable, more secure, involves lower transportation costs and emissions, and is far easier and cheaper to monitor and verify.