Building a Carbon-Smart Future with biochar
We are a brand name of quality biochar, which is made from ligneous biomass, and is known for its low moisture and high fixed carbon content. Terra Char biochar is ideal for use in agriculture. We are constantly expanding our knowledge, and working with new companies and products to explore biochar's expanding benefits, including those related to soil, crops, livestock, water, energy, construction, packaging, and the climate. Learn more about biochar...
Our long term goal is to use biomass pyrolysis to produce heat, biofuel & power, as well as biochar, to make small businesses and communities self-sustaining.
Interested in Biochar? Check out our products!
Biological Farming Works!
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Terra Char is a blend of biochar products, charged with nutrients and inoculated with microbes to unleash a biological explosion in soil. Terra Char products deliver a full spectrum of fertility to provide rapid results that growers expect. Terra Char products support and sustain a smooth shift from chemical to biological fertility, custom adapted to a farm's soils, crops and operations
Terra Char isn't just about products. We also supply services and technology to support growers for the transition to 21st century agriculture. We assist growers to boost soil carbon, optimize fertility, revive soil biology, increase soil health, decrease water use, curb nutrient loss, reduce costs, improve profitability. We guide growers to bring full spectrum minerals, beneficial microbes, cover crops, and other essentials into their soils and farm systems.
Terra Char also develops biomass technology, equipment and facilities to produce and process biochar, and to also co-generate heat, electric power and biofuels. On-farm biochar & biofuel production can liberate farms from fossil fuels and imported chemistry.
Green Carbon Pathway
Soil, Carbon & Water
Minerals are the foundation of biology. Carbon-Smart Farming begins with soil tests to monitor and modify soil mineral levels and ratios. Terra Char products use rockdusts, sea minerals and sea products to deliver major minerals and complete the trace elements. Disturbed soils need up to three years to get minerals in functional balance and grow biology to sustain those mineral levels.
Microbes are another Terra Char soil enhancement. Balanced minerals and carbon yields a thriving colonies of beneficial microbes. Terra Char products use several cultures of bacteria and fungi to jumpstart soil biology, soften soil structure and heighten crop nutrient response. Ultimately, microbes are the keystones to fully fertile soil. Their survival and proliferation in soil is the biological farmer's best assurance of success.
Metabolites, the third class of Terra Char products, are supplemental bionutrients to stimulate microbes to heightened reproduction, growth and function. These soil additives aren't plant fertilizers, but starter food for microbes to activate and grow the Soil Food Web, and nurse microbe populations while soil is replenished, repaired and rebuilt. Tiny amounts of microbial metabolites yield a great, rapid boost to fertility and function.
Soil Regeneration begins by increasing Carbon, the third essential element of life. Biochar is super-stable form of Carbon that holds water, nutrient ions and electrons in soil, and provides habitat for populations of beneficial microbes to form a Soil Food Web. Biochar is a substrate to hold and deliver minerals and microbes to soils, and a catalyst to boost microbial activity and digestion. Soil biology needs other forms of Carbon, including humus, humid acids, humates, plant biomass, seaweed, protein, and other biocarbons.