Biochar Life, an impact venture of Warm Heart Worldwide announced an amendment to its purchase agreement with Carbonfuture. It includes increasing the delivery of c-sink (carbon sink) credits from 10,000 to 100,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent over the next 3 years.
This 10-fold increase reflects Biochar Life’s rapid expansion and the increasing global demand for c-sink credits. The organization’s scale-up also includes a planned strategic partnership with Carbon4Good & PlantVillage from Penn State University, which aims to raise trust in verification via the PlantVillage software.
Biochar Life works with smallholder farmers across the globe, teaching them to create biochar from crop waste, a process that slows climate change and creates income for farmers through the sale of c-sink credits.
Launched in 2022, Biochar Life currently operates in 8 countries and has the goal to expand to 40 countries by 2025.
Biochar Life is part of The Carbon Consortium, which also includes Carbon4Good and PlantVillage. PlantVillage, a Penn State University development unit, delivers agricultural knowledge to smallholder farmers to help them adapt to climate change.
PlantVillage operates in more than 60 countries and 30 languages with the United Nations and offers climate advice to 14 million farmers weekly. It won the Carbon XPRIZE in the Student Prize and Milestone Award categories.
The PlantVillage technology will be utilized to offer more enhanced tracking and recording of CO2 removal activities while providing data to researchers.
“We are delighted to partner with Biochar Life and Carbon Future on this excellent first step to achieve gigatonne scale carbon capture and storage that transforms the lives of smallholding farming communities who have contributed the least to climate change but are paying the highest price,” said David Hughes, founder of PlantVillage, Carbon4Good and the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security at the Pennsylvania State University.