Biochar from natural sources

Biochar from natural sources

Naturally produced

Naturally produced

Biochar bags for delivery

Biochar bags for delivery

Green Belt Biochar

Biochar is natures natural catalyst. High surface area and adsorption rates make biochar the perfect addition to a fertiliser mix, ensuring 90% efficiency and one time application. Biochar is produced from pyrolising woody biomass in an oxygen deprived state to produce a material named Biochar.

Green Belt Biochar is derived from Irish grown woody biomass and produced in a dedicated facility in Roscommon. Our biochar is a perfect catalyst for growing medium and will improve grass, plant and crop yields significantly.

Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon, and can endure in soil for thousands of years. Like most charcoal, biochar is made from biomass via pyrolysis. Biochar has significant potential as an approach to carbon sequestration. Biochar thus has the potential to help mitigate climate change via carbon sequestration. Independently, biochar can increase soil fertility of acidic soils (low pH soils), increase agricultural productivity, and provide protection against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.

Biochar is a stable, recalcitrant, solid material that is characterised by a large specific surface area and interconnected porous structures which make it ideal as a conductor, catalyst, soil enhancer and adsorbent material. Growing interest in Biochar is has seen a shift from a concentration on the climate change benefits and carbon sequestration onto the other benefits on soil fertility improvement and crop residue management, water retention and movement in the soil, as well as soil pollution and remediation.

Green Belt have seen its value in improving soil health particularly in lower yield class soils. We will be replanting forests with biochar at the root of the new trees under numerous conditions - both with a pre charge and raw - and measure the respective impacts.

Green Belt Biochar is available in numerous ways - in bulk delivery, in 2m3 bags or in 0.3m3 bags. Contact Maurice on 087 6753097 or via email at maurice@greenbelt.ie to learn more about the char and to place your order.

There are many resurces and books about Biochar and its many uses and applications. Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper, both lovely people, are a fountain of knowledge and practical experience atround Biochar. In this podcast, Albert explains it very well - I particularly like his reference to the surfacr area of biochar being like a 'condo' for microorganisms.' Take a listen.