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Glanris California Expansion

507 556
CORC Price
180 €
Production Timeline
Q2 2024-Q4 2027

About the project

Glanris is an innovative climate-tech company converting agricultural waste from an eco-burden into a carbon-sequestering, multi-functional biochar. Their patented technology can easily be deployed globally, quickly scaling to meaningful carbon removal and biochar for sale. Their biochar has proven competitive performance in markets as varied as the built environment (asphalt/concrete) to filtration of metal and organic contaminants from drinking water, and soil amendment. Glanris’ mission is to sequester 1 million tons of carbon in the next 48 months as they ramp towards sustained multi megaton annual sequestration. The company commenced production in February 2021 with one pyrolysis reactor at their facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The company is expanding operations significantly with a new facility in California. Their ambition is to radically change the way rice hulls and other agricultural waste products are handled in the USA and globally, converting them from a source of greenhouse gas to beneficial products and carbon sinks. The company will begin with a first-year objective of producing ~20,000 tons of biochar in 2024 (sequestering ~28,000 tons of carbon) from rice hulls and expand to over a million tons a year from the variety of agricultural waste in the Sacramento Valley.

At the Colusa facility, Glanris will produce biochar by pyrolyzing rice hulls and nut shells. Pyrolysis is a thermo-chemical process that occurs at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis is typically used to convert organic materials into valuable chemical products, such as biochar, bio-oil, and syngas. In Glanris’ case, the only products will be biochar and green energy. All syngas will be used to fuel the reaction in the kiln. This syngas combustion reduces the overall energy input required and creates an anaerobic environment inside the kiln. The residual heat from this process will be used to create steady, renewable electricity. They will also use any remaining residual heat for secondary treatments for industry specific biochar applications and drying agricultural waste prior to pyrolyzation.

Key Project Data

  • Type of project info
    New facility or site
  • Carbon removal methodology info
  • Durability of carbon removal in years (number) info
  • Co-benefits info
    • Excess thermal energy will be converted to electricity and metering into the grid for sale. Biomass energy is considered renewable when the origin of the feedstock is sustainable, which is assured in this case.
    • Biochar can replace the need for fossil fuel-based fertilizers and activated carbon. Glanris upcycles low-value biomass into high-value, sustainable products.
    • Glanris’ facility will remove and permanently sequester thousands of tons of CO2 per year in biochar.
    • Applying biochar to agricultural fields increases nutrient and water retention, reducing the amounts of phosphorus, nitrogen and other nutrients leaching into waterways.
    • Biochar is a powerful soil amendment which can improve soil health, increase crop yields, increase drought-resilience and water retention.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) info
  • Production facility country info
  • Site visits are possible info
  • Project start date info
  • Expected certification and issuance date info
  • Annual carbon removal capacity in tCO2e (number) info
  • Additionality info
    Carbon credits are crucial to expanding Glanris’ business and its ability to sequester carbon. The revenues streams generated through the sale of biochar carbon credits will be used as follows:
    1. To partially finance the CAPEX required for the facility.
    2. To partially finance the operating expenditures at the facility.
    3. To subsidize, when needed, the distribution of biochar to farmlands for use as a soil amendment.
  • Implementation of this project is subject to receiving funding (equity or debt) info
  • Implementation of this project is subject to permits (building, environmental, etc.) info
  • Implementation of this project is subject to reaching minimum pre-CORC commitments info
  • The above conditions are expected to be fulfilled on this date

About the supplier

Glanris Inc.

Glanris is an innovative climate-tech company converting agricultural waste from an eco-burden into a carbon-sequestering, multi-functional biochar. Accend has been contracted to act as sales agent for the CORCs
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