Taking it to The Heat: Fire to Food

Nov 22, 2023

Biochar would be made from wood waste for the agricultural industry.

A pilot project to utilize biochar technology in a regional context and help the agricultural industry is being put forward by Wildsight.

The Fire to Food project would be a circular economy pilot to produce biochar — a specific type of charcoal that is made by pyrolysis, which is when an organic matter like wood chips is heated in the absence of oxygen — from wood waste for the agricultural industry.

Biochar is made up of organic residues such as plants and wood waste that, when applied to soil, allow nutrient-enhancing microorganisms to help feed the plant, providing nutrients and water. They can also help reduce soil’s nitrous oxide emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.

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