As a by-product, bio-oil can be collected by the condensation of the pyrolysis gases using a condensing system. The bio-oil can then be used in different forms of sustainable fuels.

The high-quality carbon credits generated from biochar projects represent negative emissions and are increasingly popular among companies wanting to offset their emissions.

Biochar technology uses pyrolysis, a process when waste of biomass is kept under extreme high temperatures between 400-700 degrees Celsius without oxygen. The product is a very solid form of carbon that can endure in soil for thousands of years, but it is also used in water treatments and in soil regeneration.

Pact Capital’s first project in Bolivia consists of a modular facility collecting waste biomass from 14 sawmills and with an initial capacity to generate 18,000 tons of biochar and 45,000 carbon credits per year. These capacities will be multiplied in the future. The credits are issued under standard’s science-based quantification methodologies for carbon removal, named CO2 Removal Certificates or CORCS. 

Biochar Project in Bolivia

Pact Capital AG pioneered the implementation of biochar technology in Latin America and became the largest producer of related carbon credits in the region.