Our Horticultural Charcoal is a form of charcoal screened to less than 2cm in length. It is produced by clean, innovative pyrolysis technology and is a fantastic, sustainable growth media for use in your farms, pots, seed trays and gardens.
It is formed from biomass which is heated in the absence of oxygen. When this happens, a process called pyrolysis starts to occurs, which leads to the burning off of many organic compounds, leaving behind a very stable, high carbon, charcoal-like product.
When Horticultural Charcoal is applied to soils and composts it has a number of benefits, including increasing the water holding capacity of your soil. It can also enhance nutrient holding capacity, reducing the need for fertiliser application and enhancing plant growth.
Overall it is a plant-derived, sustainable additive to all your growth media and potting mixes – improving both the structural and chemical properties of soil.
Biochar and Climate Change
Find out more about how Biochar helps the planet by combating climate change by mitigating greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.
The History of Char
Biochar has a very long history, being found in soils in South America after being put there by ancient American civilisations thousands of years ago. Find out more information about the Wonder of Char.
100% Sustainably Australian
Our Horticultural Charcoal is produced in innovative pyrolysis units developed by Earth Systems, based in Melbourne, Australia. Our biochar is produced from 100% Australian biomass feedstocks and from 100% sustainable sources. We believe this is important in order to ensure that our biochar production does not come at the expense of our country’s great forests, ecosystems and unique biodiversity.