Did you know that…
Withdrawing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere has become an essential aspect of efforts to limit climate change. Simply reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions – even by more than 90% of their present level – is no longer sufficient to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 – 2°C.
However, the active withdrawal of greenhouse gases requires the creation of carbon sinks on a vast scale. By the end of the century, the world needs to have more than 200 billion tonnes of carbon stored long-term in soils, vegetation, materials, waters and geological strata.
For one-third of this sink capacity to be achieved through the use of biochar and pyrolysis oil, around 400,000 pyrolysis systems need to be in operation around the world by 2050.
Sources: Hilaire et al., 2019; Rockström et al., 2017; Werner et al., 2018; Schmidt & Hagemann et al., 2021
Watch the film produced by the German Biochar Association
A short film that provides a simple explanation of how biochar can be used to benefit the climate.