Premier Forest Biochar
Available stock: 25 tCo2e
In the UK, wood waste is often sent to landfills because it's difficult to reuse and recycle. However, Premier Forest group has found a sustainable solution. They use a process called pyrolysis, which burns wood waste without air, to create something called biochar bricks. These bricks are made up of more than 85% carbon and are very stable for hundreds of years.
Premier Forest follows the Puro.earth biochar methodology to make biochar at their facility in South Wales, UK. They sell these biochar bricks to compost producers who mix them with other organic materials.
The good news is that using biochar has a positive impact on the environment. A study showed that for every ton of biochar sold, about 2.96 tons of CO2 are removed and stored, which helps combat climate change. Before selling biochar, the wood waste was being used as fuel, leading to more CO2 emissions. By using biochar, Premier Forest also prevents harmful emissions like soot, carbon monoxide, and methane.
Biochar is beneficial for agriculture too. When used in soil, it improves the absorption of nutrients and water, leading to higher crop yields. Additionally, it reduces the loss of nutrients from the soil into waterways, protecting ecosystems from harm.
In summary, Premier Forest's innovative approach of creating biochar bricks from wood waste is helping the environment by storing carbon, preventing harmful emissions, and improving soil quality for better agricultural productivity.