Biochar provides a stable structure that works as a high porosity sponge. It helps regenerate degraded soils and increase yields by conserving nutrients, hosting beneficial microorganisms and retaining soil moisture. Triple benefits!
We produce BIOCHAR from rice husk (plants) that instead of being burnt, are transformed through a smokeless process into a carbon rich format. In doing so, we avoid greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting biochar brings life back to degraded soils.
*Scientific published literature suggests an increase of 50% water holding capacity over unamended soil.
** Our results in Cambodia show an average of 26% increase in crop yields which means higher revenues for farmers as well as a reduction in chemical fertilizers and pesticides and irrigation costs.
BIOCHAR helps water retention during the dry season and prevents waterlogging and compaction in the rainy season.
BIOCHAR is also very effective to speed up the composting process, so it can be mixed with organic matter at the beginning of the process to enhance the thermophilic phase. A different rate should be applied depending on the nutrient content of the initial materials*.
It has been proven to be effective in immobilizing heavy metals or toxic substances from the soil (i.e. Cacao plants absorbing Cadmium from soil) to prevent plant absorption.
*Please contact HUSK agronomists for specifics or see recommended dosage below.
48% organic carbon, the basis for soil health and fertility
20% ilicas that increases resistance to pests and climate stress
48 ds/m electrical conductivity to promote long term nutrient uptake
Stable structure* and perfect wettability
Using our products is one of the most viable, scalable ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere (contributing to climate change) and sinking it back into the soil for hundreds of years!
Our BIOCHAR is 100% made in Cambodia (Kampong Thom Province) with Ecocert certified organic fair trade rice husk as the only ingredient.
HUSK VENTURES SL within the framework of the ICEX Next Program, it has had the support of ICEX and co-financing from the European FEDER fund. The purpose of this support is to contribute to the international development of the company and its environment.