The U.S. Biochar Coalition industry trade association unifies the voice of biochar, agriculture, forestry, climate tech, and carbon removal industry stakeholders in advocacy for and development of market, policy, and economic conditions to catalyze biochar industry growth.
Biochar is the solid material obtained from the thermochemical conversion of biomass in an oxygen-limited environment. In addition to biochar’s unparalleled agronomic, environmental, electrochemical, and structural benefits, it is a carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”) taskmaster. One ton of high temperature biochar placed into a durable sequestration permanently removes up to three tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, fixing the CO2 stored in biomass and taking it out of the carbon cycle for millennia.
Integrating carbon negative bioenergy production with biochar CDR and biochar application to soils to support soil health, climate smart agriculture, and ecosystem conservation creates a pathway to:
The U.S. Biochar Coalition is galvanizing the collective power of businesses, investors, and civil society to influence and accelerate policy change, secure action for industry growth, and build the political infrastructure and collaborative industry relationships we’ll need to scale biochar across multiple markets.
With membership spanning the entire biochar ecosystem: producers, technology providers, developers, R&D, finance, carbon markets, climate tech, carbon removal, and diverse end markets; the Coalition is poised to raise the voice of biochar in a powerful way and dramatically transform the industry’s growth trajectory.
The 2023 Farm Bill presents a historic opportunity to address soil and climate national security issues through strategic changes to existing Farm Bill programs that improve economic and environmental outcomes for American farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
The U.S. Biochar Coalition is advocating for addition of measures to the Farm Bill to enable more farmers and forest landowners to engage in conservation, adopt climate smart practices, implement climate resilience solutions, and climate proof their livelihoods by utilizing existing core Farm Bill programs.
There is no more powerful climate solution available to us than biochar. It is time that all key stakeholders and decision makers in the climate change, agriculture, biodiversity, finance, adaptation, and resiliency ecosystems recognize the value of this carbon triple threat and step up to rapidly deploy it. We have no time to lose. The call to action starts now.