Source: La Tribune, May 2022
Although little known to the general public, biochar has many advantages for the climate and the environment. Made from forest and agricultural residues, it is a powerful carbon sink, as it extracts and sequesters carbon from plants for several hundred years. Its manufacturing process, by pyrolysis, also allows to produce renewable energies in a local and decentralized way. And, in some contexts, it would greatly improve soil fertility. But, until now, its production cost was exorbitant. Today, the development of the carbon credit market is changing the situation and suggests exponential growth.