Different StructureBetter Results
The unique honeycomb carbon structure of bagasse makes it superior to other wood-based products on the market. The porous elements within bagasse make it superior for use in agricultural applications. Attributes of bagasse include:
- Highly absorbent: the grassy structure of bagasse makes it excellent at absorbing liquid. American BioCarbon's pellets absorb five times their weight in water.
- Truly renewable: bagasse fuel pellets have lower lifecycle carbon emissions than wood pellets, with no deforestation.
- Sequesters carbon: agricultural biochar made from bagasse permanently captures carbon in the soil.
- Readily available: each year, 10 million tons of bagasse are generated in the U.S. alone. Most of this material goes unused, causing environmental and financial liability.
Carbonized Wood (above) vs. Bagasse (below)
Carbon Sequestration Solution
Voluntary Carbon Market
One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a “net-zero” emissions target.
Voluntary carbon markets allow carbon emitters to offset their unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits emitted by projects that remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Companies can participate in the voluntary carbon market to whatever level they so choose and can do so either individually or as part of an industry-wide commitment.
Market sentiment has consolidated around reliable, long-term carbon removal technology. With a rapidly evolving marketplace, there is an opportunity for products that can be deployed to help corporations meet 2050 goals.
Carbon Credit Value
Not all carbon credits are created equal. The highest value credits are those whose “carbon removal” claims hold up to the toughest levels of scientific scrutiny. Carbon dioxide removal credits require physically capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and stabilizing it into durable storage.
The current market price for bio-derived carbon removal credits reflects the increased demand and interest in the benefits it can provide.
Globally recognized registries such as Climate Action Reserve, Verra, and Puro.Earth have established protocols for measuring, registering, and trading carbon dioxide removal credits. American BioCarbon biochar will qualify under these standards which provides a significant vector to pass value along to our customers, partners, and stakeholders.
Our Biochar Solution
American BioCarbon's Agricultural Biochar is a carbon-rich, solid material made from sugar cane bagasse that offers compelling climate benefits. When incorporated into soils, biochar is up to 100 times more stable than the feedstock from which it was produced, and a substantial amount of biochar’s organic carbon will persist in soil for decades to millennia. Biochar also offers environmental and agricultural benefits such as nutrient retention, improved water holding capacity, and increased aeration.