Biochar: Harnessing Nature’s Carbon Capture for a Sustainable Future


Climate change poses an unprecedented challenge, demanding innovative solutions to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Biochar emerges as a remarkable carbon removal method, harnessing the natural process of photosynthesis to capture and store carbon. Tropical regions, blessed with abundant sunshine, moderate temperatures, and humid climates, are highly effective in sequestering substantial quantities of CO2 globally. By converting agricultural waste or harvested biomass into biochar, the captured carbon can be securely stored in the soil for an extended period, ranging from 100 to 1,000 years.

The Solution

Core CarbonX (CCX) has undertaken a self-funded biochar project, partnering with local NGOs to benefit the farmers and their families in rural part of Telangana. The project targets to produce biochar from waste biomass (Cotton Straw) through pyrolysis, gasification, and biomass boilers which will be subsequently applied to an end-use (soil or non-soil applications). The project will consider using either low or high-technology production facilities to produce biochar. All the participants in the project will prepare appropriate and adequate evidence including all documentation and/or information to demonstrate compliance with all applicable environmental and legal regulations.

The project employs a comprehensive monitoring and accounting framework that captures the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts at three crucial stages of the biochar value chain: sourcing, production, and application. Through this process, the carbon present in the waste biomass is converted into stable carbon in the biochar material, enabling long-term carbon storage.

Key Benefits

  1. Carbon Removal and Storage: The project directly contributes to removing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mitigating the effects of climate change.
  2. Increased Farmer Income: By participating in the biochar production process and utilizing the biochar as a soil amendment, farmers can benefit from improved soil fertility, leading to higher crop yields and increased income.

3. Sustainable Development Goals: The project aligns with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including Climate Action (Goal 13), Life on Land (Goal 15), and Responsible Consumption and Production (Goal 12).


Project summary

Types of Offsets Produced

  • Carbon removal.
Registry and Certifications

March 2024

Project start date

10 years

Project life

Sustainable Development goals from Co-benefits  


By embracing the power of biochar, CCX’s project exemplifies a innovative approach to climate change mitigation, fostering environmental sustainability, and empowering local farming communities. Join us in this transformative journey towards a greener, more resilient future.

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