Verified atmospheric carbon removal from our demo scale biochar facility in California.
We convert biomass to biocarbon (biochar) - which stores the CO2 for 1000+ years in a virtually indestructible way.
Each ton of our biocarbon holds 3.2t CO2, and we use food production residue material such as walnut shells in our process. At present, we don't recover the heat or gases of the process, as we don't need it for biomass drying. (Central Valley gets to temperatures above 100F / 37C dry heat)
Biocarbon is one of the safest, most durable and fastest ways to draw down carbon today, according to the IPCC. Hepburn & al. estimate the removal potential at 300Mt - 2Gt annually in Nature (11/2019).
Carbo Culture is a Nordic-Californian climate tech startup standing on 15 years of breakthrough academic science and research in the domain of converting carbon in the most efficient way possible.
Our mission is to get to 1Gt CO2e annual removal, and we’re working to figure out:
We’re a small but ambitious team, and working with some of the world’s best researchers in our field.
Carbo Culture has developed a novel method for biochar based carbon drawdown.
The way we draw carbon down is via an instantaneous conversion from biomass to conductive biocarbon. In addition to just carbon removal, the biocarbon is used in environmental remediation and bioprocesses.
Our pilot facility is located in Central Valley, the agricultural heart of California, where we use local walnut shells and peach pits to make our high-purity, remarkably stable biocarbon.
Note on the pilot facility: The Carbo Culture demo system does not currently fully recover pyrolysis gases, as specified in the Puro.earth General Rules Annex A req. 1.1.7, due to the demonstrative nature of the pilot. Gas recovery will be added to a larger-scale facility.
Why is our biocarbon especially good for the environment?
Biochar application benefits
Carbon removal credits are an integral component to our business viability and financing. The CORCs revenue will be reinvested into scaling up production.