Eco Park Biochar
Wood / Wood based
8 Aug 2023 (Received)
Biochar is generally defined as a pyrolyzed biomass (charcoal) intended for use as a soil amendment. However there are other uses for biochar as a concrete amendment, dye, etc. Pyrolysis is the thermochemical decomposition of organic materials in the absence of oxygen. This process is achieved through controlling the temperature and length of a burn. Most biochars are highly stable, with carbon half-lives of >1000 years likely (estimates of ~500-50,000 y). This results in a material that could potentially act as a carbon sink, sequestering carbon that would otherwise contribute to green house gas emissions.
This biochar was produced using yard and tree waste from Y-Park Salvage yards. This wood usually would be destined for one of Hong Kong's landfills, however the EPD is experimenting with a biochar plant that would divert this waste stream.
This plant is being set up by Earth Systems Australia. For more information on biochar production, uses and the technology used to create it: https://www.esenergy.com.au/biochar
Distance from source location: <= 100km
Production Energy: Low
Water Footprint for Production: Low
CO2 Footprint: Low
Recycling Percentage: 100%
Reclaimed Components: 100%
Recycling potential: High
Expected Lifespan: More than 50 years
Degradation: More than 50 years