New Ea report investigates the socio-economic effects of biochar

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In a new report made for CIP Fonden, Ea Energy Analyses has looked at the potential costs and benefits of carbon storage with the use of biochar in agriculture.

Biochar is produced by pyrolysis of biomass residue, and can then be spread out on fields, where it will decompose very slowly, and thereby potentially contribute to carbon reductions in agriculture. The biomass used for pyrolysis can for instance be straw residues and residues from biogas plants, and thereby can these residues potentially become new income and part of new value chains.

The main results from the analysis were that there is a socio-economic surplus if CO2 is stored as biochar, but that there is most likely a deficit when looking at the corporate finances.

Read more in the full report, which can be found on our website here.