Biochar from near you

Made in California, from start to finish. 

 
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In a nutshell 

Biochar helps the soil retain water and nutrients and provides a great base for micro organisms to grow. Why? Because increasing the carbon content of your soil will bring new surface area into the soil.

California produces half of the fruit and veg of the entire US. That creates millions of tons of waste, such as nut shells and tree removals, which used to be burnt for electricity, but now does not have a home as solar has become cheaper. We use this waste, and up cycle it into something greatly beneficial!

Our technology allows us to be as agile as possible: sourcing and manufacturing locally, upcycling unwanted raw material and producing efficiently to save precious resources.

The CC method is the carbon negative solution to waste.

 
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Carbon

for

the soil

 

For thousands of years, it has been understood that a healthy carbon content in the soil makes a productive soil. Now, the latest research from universities and field trials around the world shine the light on biochar practices.  

Biochar is very porous - which is why it is a master at holding water in the soil and nutrients in the water. This way, you don't have to add nutrients or water the soil as often - saving money and time. The porosity gives the biochar a large surface area, where microbial life likes to stick around. This then increases nutrient exchange with the plant roots.  

 

Read more from the international biochar initiative website.  

 
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Culturing Carbon

 

Carbon is a very useful element - as a soil amendment, as a water purifier, as activated carbon, and more. We think that carbon should be taken down from the atmosphere and put to work where it is useful.  

We use biomass waste - such as nut shells and tree pruning to make our biochar. It would otherwise rot or be burned, and release its carbon back into the atmosphere. 

With our process, the carbon that nature took down from the atmosphere can be transformed to a stable form and used to store in soil, or to substitute more harmful carbons made from trees or fossil coal.

 

"Biochar you can trace to the source."

Know where it comes from, what it contains, and who made it. 

The nutcases 

California native Chris is passionate about the environment. He has horses. Henrietta is from Finland, the land of sisu, and her last name means burning ember. Sam is very touchy about scientific measurements and terminology.  Sam was raised on a steady diet of french fries in a traditional Belgian family.

Dissatisfied with the current status quo of things, the founders decided to take the science to the next level - and to benefit you.

It may seem like a mission, but every ton of biochar we make takes 3.7 tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

It's a very concrete mission. Mitigate human emissions.