What is Biochar
Pyrolysis offers a sustainable and effective means of producing energy from biomass and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere in a form called biochar.
However, there is a need for additional care to ensure the pretreatment, harvesting, transport, process of application, and even the post treatment are accounted for and to not create more carbon than it is captured by transforming the biomass into biochar.
Hence, this will create a need for innovation and a coherent strategy for low-carbon pyrolysis energy generation.
Biochar is called a "carbon negative" energy generator because it is capable of sequestering more carbon than is produced.
When compared to many other bio energy technologies, the vital advantage of biochar is that the wide variety of feedstock that it can be made from.
Additionally, biochar can be produced at a large scale range from a simple cook stove to mobile farm pyrolysis. Because of the transportation costs and carbon emissions, this is highly favorable for decentralized approaches and smaller scale ones.