Biochar is super charcoal made by heating any biomass – for example, corncob, husk or stalk, potato or soy hay, rice or wheat straw – without oxygen. All of the cellulose, lignin and other, non-carbon materials gasify and are burned away. What remains is pure carbon – 40% of the carbon originally contained in the biomass.
• Bigger yields • Healthier soil • Lower acidity • Better water retention
• Stronger plants • Richer soil life • Less contamination • Higher fertility
• Promotes seed germination