When residual biomass (sugarcane bagasse, chicken manure, rise husk…) is used in the pyrolysis reactor, it is produced beyond the syngas, also a by-product called biochar. This material is similar to charcoal and when applied to the soil improves some of the soil features and increases productivity.
In Brazil, biochar is already used for many years by EMBRAPA, that among other results achieved a 100% increase in rise crops using biochar in the soil, in the province of Pará. Although biochar is already used for decades in Japan, Europe and the United States, in Brazil there is no commercial application yet, because there are no pyrolysis plants for its production.
Some of the advantages of this product are the carbon sequestration, the lower leaching of fertilizers, the increase in water retention ability, the increase in the soil carbon content and the growing of essential microorganisms for the absorption of nutrients.
In this context INNOVA can offer an integrated plant producing syngas, electricity and biochar for agriculture application, that will maximize economic profits.