Burnt Timber Plantation project
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Biocare has been engaged by Nobrac to develop the world’s largest biochar project on Kangaroo Island, Australia.
The project will process large volumes of bushfire damaged timber plantation creating biochar before the timber degrades and avoiding the burning and release of methane.
This project’s feedstock is burnt plantation timber.
The trees are currently standing and we are working with the partner to provide a solution to process the timber through an efficient, compliant and high output pyrolysis system.
Biocare is providing a bespoke modular solution designed for high throughput biochar production from woody biomass.
Biomass and carbon removal potential
In January 2020, a fire in the Flinders Chase National Park broke containment lines and more than 210,000 hectares were devastated by the fire. The bushfire event damaged approximately 14,000 ha of Kiland Limited's sustainable forestry plantation on Kangaroo Island.
The disaster left over 4 million tonnes of fire-damaged wood that, if combusted or left to decay onsite, would release significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Biocare, Nobrac and Kiland have combined to develop a world leading biochar project for the purposes of managing waste, producing CDR credits and providing additional co-benefits, such as soil improvement.
Project Carbon Removal Approach
The most practical scenario for
the management of the fire-damaged timber would be open combustion.
This practice has been observed on other parts of the island and has been established as the baseline scenario for the Kangaroo Island Biochar Project.
Opportunity to convert the wood
into biochar to upcycle waste and generate CDRs*.
Biochar will safely sequester carbon for hundreds of years in addition to delivering numerous co-benefits.
More information we can supply includes, but is not limited to;
Annual volume tCO2e / CDRs (expected first vintage)
150,000 CDR p.a.
Permanence of Carbon Removal
Range of CDR price
Biochar end use
Agricultural applications for soil improvement & land revegetation; construction material aggregate
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