Carbon Lock Technologies has developed a patent-pending technology and process for converting organic waste into a stable form of biocarbon. Our technology is being designed for scale and the biocarbon it produces can be sequestered for hundreds if not thousands of years.
It starts with plants. Plants are highly effective at drawing down and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. In fact, plants can absorb a quarter to a third of all carbon dioxide emissions produced by humans annually.
However, when plants are used and discarded, often in a landfill, much of their carbon gets released back into the atmosphere as methane, another major greenhouse gas.
Organic waste is a problem. Forty percent of all waste in Canada is organic and much of it ends up in a landfill.
Landfills are not healthy environments. They not only produce harmful environmental effects but are significant source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
According to the UN Global Methane Assessment Report, methane emissions from landfills represent almost 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.
Our solution to this problem is to convert organic waste into a stable form of biocarbon (sometimes called biochar).
Biocarbon can be produced from almost any type of organic matter. It is chemically stable and can sequester carbon for a very long time.
Once produced, biocarbon has many applications in agriculture, construction, manufacturing and green infrastructure projects.