From shit to cosmos

Our specified biocarbons can be used in a variety of ways: in livestock houses, as soil improvers, as a green fuel for barbecues and biocoke in blast furnaces, in construction and architecture, and in many technical fields through to high-tech applications. The goal is the replacement of petroleum-based products and fossil fuels, at least equivalent. Following an overview.

 
 

Organic activated carbon

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Activated carbons are known from the water filters, air conditioners and desulphurisation plants of the industry. The required quantities have so far been sourced from mostly China. Due to the local development towards more environmental protection, the country needs the activated carbons itself. Therefore, the demand in Europe has increased enormously.

We supply the raw material for the production of activated carbons. With a new process that complements our core technology, we will be producing our own activated carbons in the future.

 
 

 
 

Organic fodder coal

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When abroad, the stomach rumors, usually helps the handle in the first aid kit to charcoal tablet. The same effect is observed in cattle, pigs and poultry, especially in factory farms. The GMP-certified biochar is added to the regular feed and leads to significant changes.

  • Significant vitalization and recovery of the animals

  • Improvement of the microbial stomach and intestinal flora

  • Reduction of digestive gases such as methane

  • Less medicines like antibiotics

  • Weight gain

  • Reduction of diseases and death rates

  • Improvement of manure

  • Due to the separation of faeces and urine less digested gases, stench, fly pressure

The biochar stores the nutrients of the manure. When applied to the field further positive effects arise

  • Slow water buffering (drought, flood)

  • Revitalization through the emergence of a positive and complex bio-climate in the area of roots

  • Permanent supply of the plants with nutrients

  • Strengthening the plants

  • Less chemistry such as fungicides, pesticides and insecticides

  • Upgrading of soils through carbonisation and unlimited storage of CO2

  • Less intensive processing of the soil

Depending on the quality of the soil, conventional agriculture can thus work organically without having to record the normally associated decline in yields. On the contrary, the combination of biocarbons and probiotic microorganisms can yield higher yields than conventional and chemical-heavy crops.

In addition, the entire carbon footprint is significantly reduced, since petroleum-based products are dispensed with.

 
 

 
 

Soil additive

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More rewarding than agricultural chemistry: "Terra Preta" - the black gold of the Incas

Intensively farmed soils are similar to a coma patient hanging from the drip. He gets everything alive, but he does not live. Today's agriculture is in a dilemma. Pure organic farming is more labor intensive and significantly less productive than conventional methods. However, these farmers are under heavy price pressure. Biocarbons are the golden middle ground here.

In the 1980s, German scientists in the Amazon discovered enormous plant growth at the edge of old indigenous settlements, even though the soils there are low in nutrients. Up to two meters deep, the earth was black. Even the Incas recognized the high efficacy of biochar in combination with leftovers, bones and excrement.

Even today, biocarbons in the soil support plant growth. Depending on the ground points, the results are outstanding.

  • Organic farming at least at the yield level of conventional cultivation

  • Lower costs through less chemicals such as artificial fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and fungicides, as well as less processing of the fields

  • Better soil structure due to less frequent and minimal intensive mechanical processing of the earth layers

  • Creating an ideal natural microclimate by colonizing beneficial microorganisms such as probiotic bacteria and fungi

  • Permanent storage of nutrients and water, especially preventive during droughts and floods

  • Stronger root growth

  • CO2 storage by the carbonation of the substrate

  • Increase in the value of the acreage

  • Renaturation of damaged or polluted soils

Protect trees from the climate impacts

Climate change is especially to look at the trees. In particular conifers suffer from the effects of drought. They form less resin and are therefore more susceptible to the infestation of insects. Storms contribute the rest. The timber industry is thinking and planting again increasingly slow-growing deciduous trees, the original tree in Germany's forests. Although these are more robust, dryness also sets them permanently.

Nesting the seedlings into biocarbons as a preventive measure in the nursery can be stopped after one year (instead of three), ideally in biocarbon soil.

  • Storage of nutrients and water

  • Fast reforestation through faster growth, better health and increased resilience

  • Higher yields

  • No chemistry required

 
 

 
 
 

Organic grill- & cooking coal

 
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The total need for charcoal in Europe is 800,000 t. In Germany there are 250,000 t. Of these, only 40,000 tonnes are produced ecologically sustainable and in high quality. The majority of the other 210,000 t comes through the coal hub of Poland from the primeval forests of South America, Africa and Eastern Europe. There, entire forests are cleared, which are an important CO2 storage and climate buffer. On the spot, 1 t of coal is inefficiently produced from 10 t of jungle giant trees. The workers in the kilns are often children and adolescents whose life expectancy is 40 years. In addition, long transport routes and mafia structures cause major environmental and economic damage. In addition, the carbon contents are only 60-70%, which means a low energy density and therefore poor grilling behavior and a lot of ash. In 2018, WWF and Stiftung Warentest analyzed 22 different barbecues from petrol stations and supermarkets. Of these, only 2 were free of tropical timber, including that of proFagus, to which we will supply our biogrill coal in the future. The ARD documents the fatal exploitation of nature and man https://www.daserste.de/information/reportage-dokumentation/dokus/sendung/das-schmutzige-geschaeft-mit-der-grillkohle-100.html

Our high-quality organic coals with more than 80% carbon content are produced exclusively from the remains of sawmills or forestry. Hardwood we use 1: 1, softwood is compressed into briquettes, which increases their energy density and also leads to a very good grilling behavior.

 
 

 
 

Organic gas

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In biogas plants, the daily addition of 0.1 % - 02 % biocarbon increases the microbial production of methane. Depending on the substrate and other factors, the power production increases between 5 % and 10 %. The fermentation residues have an increased carbon content, which in turn has a positive effect on the fertilization of the fields.

 
 

 
 

Innovations

 

Beyond these established markets, there are many areas of application for ecologically and economically profoundly sustainable applications of biocarbons. The aim is to replace petroleum- and chemical-based products, as they have a poor carbon footprint. To this end, we are developing together with national and international R & D institutions and universities. a.

  • Biocarbon packaging that is disposed of in the bio-waste bin, storing CO2 and improving the soil

  • Biokoks from waste wood for metallurgy and blast furnaces as a substitute for fossil stone and lignite coke

  • Carbon foam as insulating and insulating material as well as for lightweight construction

  • Biocarbons for construction and architecture

  • Compact biocarbons for mold making and 3D printing

 
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