Douglas County Forest Products Biochar
Every log that goes through the mill is fully utilized, whether it is a unit of high-quality studs, chips, sawdust, hog fuel, or shavings. The sawmill has biomass-fired a co-generation boiler that runs 24/7 producing steam for use in manufacturing lumber-based products and electricity generation. Biochar is a by-product of steam production. The boiler is fed with bark from the company’s own lumber operations and additional bark and wood waste are sourced from the local region.
During 1st January 2020– 31st October 2021, the company produced and shipped 4414 dry metric tons of biochar, which represent 10.8% of the total captured energy output of the boiler. The char is shipped to nearby farmers, who use it as a soil amendment.
Examples of usage
-Soil fertilization and Regeneration
-Landfill Emissions Management
-Raising soil pH
-Increased water infiltration and retainment rates
-Increase cation exchange
-Promotion of healthy fungal and microbial populations.
Explanation of avoided emissions
By replacing a percentage of the fertilizer in near by agricultural projects, DCFP is able to help farmers reduce their emissions.
Economic acceleration impact
The extra income from Puro.earth allows us to pursue other environmentally friendly projects that may no be financially feasible otherwise. In otherwise - this revenue will allow us to pursue what we need in the industry to go the extra mile and push these new products, which under a normal circumstance would no be possible.
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.
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