With the process of heating without the presence of oxygen, a very porous and fragile carbon is formed, which consists of millions of microscopic pores; the total surface area in the porous structure of 1g of eco-carbon (also called bio-carbon or organic-carbon) amounts to 400 m², which is an ideal habitat and a shelter for mycorrhizal fungi, microorganisms useful for growth, nutrients, minerals, water, air, etc.
Due to its properties, it has a significant effect on increasing productivity, increasing health safety and reducing costs as it acts as an ideal habitat for mycorrhizal fungi and microorganisms useful for lush growth, consisting of millions of microscopic lumps, which permanently store nutrients, minerals and water, provides up to 6 times less watering, reduces the rinsing of nutrients, minerals, nitrogen and phosphorus by approx. 60%; in the case of adding manure and slurry, ammonia binds to increase the nitrogen content of the soil, eliminating unpleasant odor and accelerating the creation of humus, which significantly increases the airiness of the soil, and therefore enables reduced mechanical treatment of the soil.
Studies and practical application prove that in the case of the addition of bio-carbon to animal feed (0.4–0.6%); it binds toxic substances away from the body, which positively affects the growth and health of animals, and significantly reduces CO2 emissions, binding them to the soil, which is an essential condition for photosynthesis and the lush growth of plants; 100 m² of land enriched with bio-carbon binds about 400 kg of CO2 emissions per year!
As much as 90% of the total eco-carbon currently used in the EU is intended for use in agriculture. It is used as an addition to fodder, as an addition to bedding, and as an additive in the composting and treatment of manure, slurry and water purification.
Positive effects are noticeable within a few days. Bio-carbon efficacy as a feed additive, increasing animal growth, reducing the incidence of gastrointestinal disorders, improving liver function, the utilization of digested fodder, and the activity of intestinal flora in animals. In the case of using biofuel for compost or other organic fertilizers, its key advantage is that it represents an optimum habitat for microorganisms, it keeps water, minerals and nutrients in the soil, thus promoting the development of humus.
As already announced by scientist, visionary and entrepreneur, Roberto Hroval, the 1MW AGE Biomass Ultima technology not only produces up to 8,200 MWh of electric power but it’s also capable of producing 1,500 tons of organic carbon per year!
Organic farming is expected to gain volume share as it improves productivity by providing essential nutrients for plant growth. Increasing usage of bio-carbon in light of its excellent carbon carrier properties will fuel demand. The growing organic food sector on account of rising consumer health concerns is expected to stimulate demand.