Our Solution

Plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via photosynthesis. We source plant matter and convert it into a stable form of biocarbon via our patented pyrolytic reactor system.

Every year plants draw enough carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to offset up to a third of the world’s carbon emissions.

But when plants die or are discarded as organic waste they decompose and release that carbon back into the atmosphere, much of it in the form of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Canada generates tens of millions of tonnes over organic waste each year, significant quantities of which end up in landfills. Landfills are unhealthy environments that produce noxious odours, groundwater pollution, food for scavengers, and tremendous quantities of methane. In Canada, landfills contribute up to 25% of the country’s methane emissions.

What’s our solution?

At Carbon Lock Tech, our solution to this problem is to convert organic waste into a stable form of biocarbon (sometimes called “biochar”). Once in this form, the carbon becomes locked and is no longer available for methane formation. This is a long term solution to not only landfill waste but climate change.

What is biochar?

Biochar, akin to charcoal, is produced through pyrolysis—a process that exposes plant matter to high heat in the absence of oxygen. This method breaks down the matter into simpler molecules and elements, predominantly resulting in stable biocarbon.

What can it be used for?

Once produced, biochar can be used in many sustainable applications, helping to lock carbon, reduce costs, and lower downstream emissions:

The agricultural sector can use biochar as a soil amendment to improve soil health, increase crop yields, and sequester carbon. It can help reduce the use of commercial fertilizers, improve water retention, manage agricultural waste effectively, and promote more resilient and sustainable agricultural systems.

The concrete industry can incorporate biochar into cement-based materials to help reduce the carbon footprint of construction. Replacing a portion of cement with biochar can help lowering sector emissions while maintaining the physical properties and durability of cement-based materials.

Resource extraction industries can use biochar for reclamation projects, improving soils and facilitating ecosystem restoration. Biochar can effectively immobilize heavy metals in contaminated soils and mine tailings, reducing environmental risks and mitigating ground and water pollution.

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