American BioCarbon, a company which produces renewable products from sugarcane pulp, successfully completed a Puro.earth certification. The meticulous process aimed to verify biochar as a CO2 removal tool. American BioCarbon now can sell CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) in the carbon market with an agreement with Puro.earth. The certificate is an important step in American BioCarbon’s goal to become the biggest biochar producer in the United States.
Puro.earth is the first-ever science-based carbon removal marketplace, standard and registry. It offers CO2 removal as a service so that corporate emitters can build a portfolio to bring down their CO2 footprint and eventually achieve net zero.
The Puro.earth certification proved that American BioCarbon’s biochar is carbon net-negative and complies with the carbon removal marketplace’s methodology requirements. The American BioCarbon’s production site was validated by independent examiners who confirmed the accuracy of the manufacturer’s data.
“We are pleased with the results of the Puro.earth audit, which confirm that American BioCarbon’s biochar is an effective carbon removal solution,” said Ned Dwyer, CEO of American BioCarbon. “We are proud to utilize an agricultural waste product, which otherwise creates a significant environmental liability, and transform it into a valuable climate-positive Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) commodity.”
“Biochar is recognized in the IPCC report as a route to terrestrial carbon storage,” said Marianne Tikkanen, Head of Carbon Removal Supply at Puro.earth. “Puro.earth is proud to welcome American BioCarbon to offer its CORCs to responsible corporations that want to remove their carbon emissions. The large volume of CORCs increases much needed supply in the carbon markets.”
American BioCarbon’s biochar based on sugarcane bagasse captures CO2 in a stable chemical structure that provides a secure CO2 storage solution. Biochar is as much as 100 times more stable than feedstock and a big part of the biochar’s organic CO2 will stay in the earth long-term. Biochar also aids the retention of nutrients, improve soil’s capacity to hold water and increases aeration.