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📣 Latest News – Earthly wins Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 📣
Earthly Biochar has recently been recognised as a sustainability champion, winning a Marie Claire Sustainability Award!
We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award and we’re so proud of everything that Earthly Biochar is achieving this year. We’re going from strength to strength and people are recognising the importance of biochar for planet health and carbon capture. We really want to drive this forward as a genuine method of combating climate change that people can use in their own gardens. Winning this sustainability award is a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness of the amazing potential of biochar and the role it can play in protecting the future of our planet.
Earthly Biochar has won the ‘Best for Carbon Footprint’ in the Homes & Lifestyle category for 2022 and we’ve received a carbon neutral bamboo trophy as recognition of this achievement.
Connor demos our biochar kiln with Charles Dowding
You're Supporting Carbon Capture
Biochar is fixed carbon meaning it will not turn back into CO2. Making biochar from surplus wood stops the wood from entering landfill where it decays and releases methane and CO2. If we scaled biochar globally we would capture 2.2 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2050 (IPCC 2018).
What is biochar?
Biochar is the name given to a special type of high temperature charcoal that is mixed into compost to provide compelling, long term benefits to soil health. Biochar is extremely porous making it excellent at retaining water and nutrients. Its pores become an apartment building for microbes, allowing them to prosper in a symbiotic relationship with plants.
Rooted in Research, Supported by Innovate UK
We have been fortunate enough to win research funding from Innovate UK to develop biochar kilns and run field trials with academic institutions. If you would like to participate in our research or learn more, please contact us.
Tested on 4000 plants
We mixed our biochar into an award winning plant nursery's compost, speeding up their plants by a week. We increased above ground growth by 30% and saved on water and fertiliser. Check out the difference in root development!