New EBI Report Proves Biochar Can Store Carbon For Millennia

Mar 19, 2024

A new report published by the European Biochar Industry Consortium (EBI) explores the science behind biochar as a durable carbon dioxide removal (CDR) pathway.

Titled ‘Report on Permanence of Biochar’, the paper focuses on the recent findings of two scientific papers from scientific teams led by Hamed Sanei and Elias Azzi on the ability of biochar to store CO2 over very long periods of time.

The report examines the latest data on the matter and invites representatives of all relevant areas, including scientists, policymakers, and various CDR stakeholders to have a conversation about the conclusions and arguments presented in it.

An interesting point the report makes is around the misconception that biochar is not a permanent carbon removal solution.

Namely, EBI argues that this misconception had been based on studies of low-quality carbonized material, as opposed to industrially produced biochar of the highest quality.

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