Aperam BioEnergia Biochar - Brazil

140 € / CORC

Description info

Aperam BioEnergia is a brazilian player of the forest and renewable energy sector, that runs a ~420.000 ton/year charcoal operation with emissions control in the northeast region of Minas Gerais - Brazil, and holds ~126.000 ha of planted (FSC Certified) and native forest with important biodiversity and economical impact on local communities.

Previously, part of the charcoal production that wasn’t being used in Aperam’s industrial process was sold to the market for energy applications, mostly to cement production industries. Now, with the Biochar project, the material is brought back to Aperam BioEnergia forests and applied to the soil, where it not only serves as a durable carbon removal from the atmosphere but also acts as an important natural component for soil characteristics reconditioning and improvement. This change of baseline is only possible due to the carbon removal revenue.

Aperam BioEnergia business plan for the future brings Biochar as an important solution to be scaled, not only to promote carbon sequestration but also forest productivity improvement due to better soil properties, production process efficiency increase and local social and economic development. The energy that was previously generated by burning the char material is not at risk of being substituted by fossil fuel sources because of the ample availability of cheaper renewable energy sources in Brazil. Currently, Aperam BioEnergia has a capacity for around 30kton/year of biochar.

Examples of usage info

Soil amendment in forests crops.

Co-benefits info

Soil amendment that improves important soil properties such as organic material, fertility, forest productivity increase, soil cohesion, among others.

The addition of biochar helps to increase the retention of water in the soil for a longer period, reducing fast water evaporation from the soil and allowing this way a controlled replenishing of surrounding water courses.

Social development programs supported by Aperam BioEnergia, receive biochar to be used as soil amendment, an initiative that is bringing productivity increase in crops of local farmers, with a strong impact in social development.

Audit Information

Compliance to Puro.earth methodology requirements is done by an independent assessor. Their auditor visits the production facility, validates the accuracy of data, including the carbon net-negativity evidence presented in a Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) or Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) report, and issues an audit statement.
Independently verified by info : EnergyLink Services

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Contact: Mariana Fernandes
Email address: comercial.bioenergia@aperam.com
Location: Brazil
Website: https://aperambioenergia.com.br/
You can buy minimum 1 and maximum 150.
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