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In this market of carbon credits : I would like to discuss a type of carbon credits which are particularly exciting to me – the #Biochar

In the last #IPCC report, the word biochar is cited more than 200 times.

๐Ÿ“˜Tฬณhฬณeฬณ ฬณdฬณeฬณfฬณiฬณnฬณiฬณtฬณiฬณoฬณnฬณ ฬณ:ฬณ
Biochar is a type of charcoal that is produced by heating organic matter, such as wood or agricultural waste, in the absence of oxygen. This process, known as #pyrolysis, converts the organic matter into a stable form of carbon that can be used to improve soil health, increase crop yields, and #sequester carbon for #hundreds or even thousands of years.

๐Ÿ”ƒ Tฬณhฬณeฬณ ฬณpฬณrฬณoฬณcฬณeฬณsฬณsฬณ ฬณ:ฬณ
Capture : The plants during their lives #capture the CO2 from the atmosphere via photosynthesis
Store : The biomass is created over years
Convert : The pyrolysis is the process converting the biomass to biochar in a form that stabilizes carbon against decomposition
Store : Biochar is returned to the soil or added to a product where the carbon is stored for 100+ years when it respects conditions

Tฬณhฬณeฬณ ฬณcฬณoฬณ-ฬณbฬณeฬณnฬณeฬณfฬณiฬณtฬณsฬณ ฬณ:ฬณ
๐ŸŒŽ Improves agricultural productivity, by helping soils retain water and nutrients, and restoring degraded soils
๐ŸŒŽ Provides additional income to small farmers and creates new job opportunities
๐ŸŒŽ Can be used for remediation of contaminated sites
๐ŸŒŽ Can be used as a sorbent for water treatment
๐ŸŒŽ Generates renewable energy from the pyrolysis process
๐ŸŒŽ Avoids air pollution caused by biomass burning
๐ŸŒŽ Diverts organic waste from landfill

โ–ถ๏ธ Different labels have developped methodologies that can issue carbon credits and here are some :
EBC (@European Biochar Certificate)

๐Ÿšง Nฬณoฬณwฬณ,ฬณ ฬณtฬณoฬณ ฬณmฬณaฬณkฬณeฬณ ฬณtฬณhฬณiฬณsฬณ ฬณpฬณrฬณoฬณcฬณeฬณsฬณsฬณ ฬณrฬณeฬณaฬณlฬณlฬณyฬณ ฬณpฬณoฬณwฬณeฬณrฬณfฬณuฬณlฬณ ฬณaฬณnฬณdฬณ ฬณeฬณfฬณfฬณiฬณcฬณiฬณeฬณnฬณtฬณ,ฬณ ฬณwฬณeฬณ ฬณnฬณeฬณeฬณdฬณ ฬณtฬณoฬณ ฬณ:ฬณ
– Know where the #BIOMASS comes from
– Have full traceability EX ANTE and EX POST to be sure that 10 years later, the biochar is still in good condition

At CRYSTALTRADE, we provide the technology to aggregate data around a biochar project to track it all over its lifecycle.

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