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Carbon in the Soil

Biochar is to be added to fields to increase the amount of carbon in the ground, thereby increasing the uptake capacity of the soil to create space for microbial life.

Biochar leads to:

  • Reduced leaching of nitrogen into ground water
  • Possible reduced emissions of nitrous oxide
  • Increased cation-exchange capacity resulting in improved soil fertility
  • Moderating of soil acidity
  • Increased water retention
  • Increased number of beneficial soil microbes

Biochar can improve almost any soil. Areas with low rainfall or nutrient-poor soils will most likely see the largest impact from addition of biochar.

Animal Feed Additive

Biochar captures the bacteria in the stomach of cattle—which is then excreted onto the fields on a farm. Biochar helps to promote the reduction of cattle’s natural (flatulence) methane emissions.

Biochar in building materials

Biochar is said to have many benefits when added into building materials such as cement, thereby changing the chemical properties of the end building product.

Biochar for carbon credits

Carbon credits lead to a novel way to reduce input costs for a farm. CNI intends to employ the use of carbon credits to reduce the total cost to the consumer (in this case the farmer). Carbon credits promise to foster a more rapid uptake and scalability of carbon-conscious farming best practices.