Make It Green considers agriculture as a fundamental tool that can sustainably empower the world’s economies while addressing simultaneously the UN millennium goals with guidance to the principles of sustainability. Based on these principles of sustainability, we identify biochar and processes involved within its productions of prime opportunity to bridging challenges in the world's agricultural settings.
Make It Green has therefore embarked on development of biochar based agricultural technologies with cost effective measures to effect positive changes especially in developing countries. For more information on biochar and agricultural benefits read below.
As a soil enhancer, biochar makes soil more fertile, boosts food security, preserves cropland diversity, and reduces the need for some chemical and fertilizer inputs.
Biochar improves water quality by helping to retain nutrients and agrochemicals in soils for use by plants and crops, resulting in less pollution.
Biochar production offers a simple, sustainable tool for managing agricultural wastes. A combination of waste management, bioenergy production, and sustainable soil management can succeed with an approach involving biochar.
By converting agricultural waste into a powerful soil enhancer with sustainable biochar, we can preserve cropland diversity and discourage deforestation.
Energy is the major tool apart from agriculture that can boost economies and help to shape the investment profile of any economy. However, due to the negative environmental effects of fossil fuels, everyone has this "puzzle" feedback while considering future prospects.
Make It Green and our founding principles are also puzzled by these negative effects to humans coupled to their non-renewability and non-accessibility and distribution. Our Pyrolytic, gasification and heating processes involved in biochar production from small scale to large offers a huge opportunity to keep moving and getting out of the puzzle.
Sustainable biochar can be used now to help combat climate change by holding carbon in soil and by displacing fossil fuel use. Research shows that the stability of biochar in soil greatly exceeds that of un-charred organic matter. Additionally, because biochar retains nitrogen, emissions of nitrous oxide (a potent greenhouse gas) may be reduced.
Turning agricultural waste into biochar also reduces methane (another potent greenhouse gas) generated by the natural decomposition of the waste. This powerfully simple tool can store 2.2 gigatons of carbon annually by 2050. See more information on biochar and carbon sequestration potential right here.