Biomass

  • Juniper tree is an invasive species
  • Large parts of the western USA are overgrown with juniper trees, making little room for other trees
  • A single juniper tree uses up to 40 gallons of water per day, depleting the water table in an increasingly arid area
  • A fire hazard with potent greenhouse gas emission
  • The unique green steel opportunity
  • Juniper tree biochar is up to 8,000kcal/kg better than most of thermal coal
  • Biochar is also low on sulphur and impurities for good quality steel products
  • Carbon credit for negative greenhouse gas emission using biochar
  • Readily available locally with minimum logistics carbon footprint