Production of biochar offers great potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions and the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through carbon capture and sequestration, and renewable energy production. For biochar projects to capture the full value of the greenhouse gas emission reduction and sequestration benefits, there is a need for a definitive GHG quantification protocol.
Carbon Consulting and Leading Carbon are leading the effort to create such a standard – a protocol to measure greenhouse gas reductions across a wide variety of biochar projects and technologies. This protocol will not only enable biochar project developers within the industry-led Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Alberta Offset System programs to benefit from carbon capture, but it also paves the way into other emerging carbon markets across North America and the globe.
We are developing this protocol in the public domain, offering primers and hosting webinars and workshop events to solicit input from the biochar community on the science and policy implications behind biochar. Our goal is simple: to open up carbon markets to biochar and pyrolysis technologies.
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