Biomass to biochar: the economics?

This data-file captures the economics of producing biochar from waste biomass that would otherwise be likely to decompose. Other products are bio-oil and bio-gas, with the mix depending on reactor temperatures.

Biochar is a carbon negative material, according to our carbon accounting, locking as much as 0.5kg of CO2 into soils and construction materials per kg of dry biomass inputs.

It can also be highly economical, with a base case IRR of 25%. Our full model allows you to stress-test input assumptions. Our own inputs are derived from a series of technical papers, summarized in the final tab.