USDA Announces Permanent Conservation Standard

White Castle, LA (July 17, 2023) - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced new permanency of the conservation practice standard that is just being discovered and adopted state by state.  This will provide financial assistance for biochar and compost applications and will greatly accelerate adoption.  The new code (Soil Carbon Amendment Code 336) specifically calls out biochar and is intended to accomplish one or more of the following:

• Improve or maintain soil organic matter.
• Sequester carbon and enhance soil carbon stocks.
• Improve soil aggregate stability.
• Improve habitat for soil organisms.

Why does this matter to American BioCarbon? This will catapult the use of biochar in Commercial Farming to improve soils and sequester carbon with funding assistance provided by the Federal Government specifically to accomplish the goals. As more states adopt the code, opportunity increases for the nation’s largest biochar producer to fill the need and play a part in carbon sequestration. As an example, the state of Indiana’s 2023 payment schedule for 100% biochar as a soil amendment shows an allowance of $159.73 per cubic yard.

That is equivalent to $798.65 per ton of biochar (given 5 cubic yards per ton). This one example exceeds our conservatively modeled per ton sale price. Good news indeed.


About American BioCarbon

American BioCarbon is a carbon removal and renewable bioproducts company which offers a multi-pronged approach to scaling renewable bioenergy carbon capture. Our biochar is third-party certified by to remove and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. We are co-located with the Cora Texas Sugar Mill in White Castle, LA, and use patented biomass separation technology to make biochar and other products from sugar cane bagasse. We use an agricultural waste product in a unique way to eliminate legacy environmental impacts while helping customers meet environmental, social, and governance goals.

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