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Biochar at Scale in the Tropics

A low cost and scalable biochar production system leveraging agricultural residues, suited for developing countries

May 2022
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The Solution aims at removing atmospheric carbon and storing it away for hundreds of years, by extracting and stabilizing carbon from crop residues in tropical developing countries, in the form of a product called "biochar". Biochar can be incorporated into soils where it remains stable for hundreds of years. In parallel, incorporating biochar in soils allows to improve soil health and crop productivity, and reduces the usage of fertilizers. Last, the production process of biochar allows to generate renewable electricity.

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Label Date May 13, 2022
By NetZero
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Biochar allows to improve crop yields between 10 and 100%
  • 1.5 to 2 tons of CO2 removed from the atmosphere by ton of biochar
  • 20-50% reduction in usage of fertilizers

The Financial benefits

  • Payback in 2-3 years for farmers
  • 3-4 times cheaper than biochar currently produced in Europe or North America

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NetZero is a carbon removal venture scaling up biochar in the tropics.

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Headquarters 75016 Paris, France
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