Glanris, USA. Rice hull biochar

195 € / CORC

Carbon Removal Information info

Status of production info : Audit scheduled
Year of first issuance : 2022
Minimum amount to negotiate info : 50

Description info

Located in Olive Branch, Mississippi USA, Glanris manufactures a patented, sustainable, competitive filtration media made from the world's most extensive agricultural waste product, rice hulls. In addition to sequestering carbon in the biochar itself, Glanris' media can substitute alternatives with higher carbon footprints. Glanris’ biochar offers the adsorptive properties of activated carbon and the metal removal capacity of the most selective ion exchange resins. 

The biochar has a carbon content of 44%. Using the latest scientific evidence, it has been determined that each dry tonne of Glanris' biochar sequesters 1.12 tonnes of CO2 for 100 years. A lifecycle assessment (LCA) of Glanris’ production process was carried out by Accend in January 2022. The LCA accounts for all process emissions from the harvesting, transport and handling of feedstock, pile emissions, stack emissions, transport and handling of the biochar on site. Once the process emissions have been deducted the net CO2 sequestration effect is 0.98 tonnes CO2/tonne of biochar.

Glanris started production early in 2021 and has attracted interest from buyers from around the world. The process of verification for CORCs is underway, certificates are expected to be issued in Q3 2022.

Examples of usage info

Filtration media for residential, industrial, or municipal water treatment.
Fertilizer activation media in vertical farming.

Co-benefits info

  • Rice hulls are one of the world's most abundant food wastes, which are typically left to rot in the field or burnt.
  • The production of biochar creates green jobs.
  • Substitution effect: Glanris' tests demonstrate that four tonnes of biochar can have the same filtration properties as 1 tonne of ion exchange resins and two tonnes of activated coal. The total substitute effect can be 1.75 – 6.1 tonnes CO2e/tonne of biochar.

Explanation of avoided emissions

The baseline scenario for rice hulls is that they are left to rot in the field or burnt, releasing CH4, N2O, and particulate matter, contributing to global warming and air pollution.

Economic acceleration impact info

The revenue carbon finance enables Glanris to develop and grow the business. The company is a start up and has ambitious plans to scale up operations at the site. Carbon finance is an important part of their business case for future investment, as it diversifies their revenue base, and attracts clients to the company.

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.
Facility ID info : 643002406801000459

Buy CORCs from:

Contact: Paul Ferguson
Email address: post@accend.no
Location: United States
Website: www.accend.no
You can buy minimum 1 and maximum 150.
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