Environmental Benefits: ROI provides the most environmentally sound and cost effective alternative for eliminating clean wood and vegetative debris. The ENVIROSAVER and CARBONATOR significantly enhance the natural process for wood debris elimination through this carbon negative process. Other processes have increased emissions output when comparing to properly carbonizing.
ROI’s carbon negative process reduces atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions levels by sequestering the carbon dioxide absorbed by the trees, through the manufacturing of high quality, carbon-rich biochar. A practice known as atmospheric carbon reduction through sequestration.
What is Biochar?
Biochar is a carbon negative solid material obtained from the carbonization of biomass, through a controlled process called pyrolysis.
Biochar is characterized by high porosity and a high-specific surface area. The wood and vegetative waste stream used and the temperature the debris is heated to, determines the quality of biochar.
Manufacturing biochar at higher pyrolysis temperatures will result in a greater end product. The porosity, along with a variety of both charged and hydrophobic surface micro sites, gives biochar very favorable properties for adsorption of toxic substances and soil rehabilitation.
Biochar has many uses, a few notable applications include, Micro-filters, Carbon fertilizer, Compost additive, Substitute for peat in potting soil, Plant protection, and a process to reduce particulate, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) emissions from other biomass processes.