We produce high-quality carbon removals by transforming excess biomass into coal and storing it permanently underground.
Millions of years ago,
large quantities of coal were formed
from dead biomass.
Since the industrial revolution
we mined an enormous
amount of coal.
By burning it we fueled the greenhouse effect.
we turn biomass into coal again and put it back underground.
In doing so we permanently remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
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THE ROLE OF THE FAST CARBON CYCLE
Through photosynthesis, plants absorb enormous amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere throughout the year. However, nature will only store a small part of it permanently. For the most part, carbon is released back into the atmosphere in a relatively short timeframe through plant respiration and microbial decomposition.
By reverse carbon mining (RCM), we can permanently remove CO2 from this cycle.
Excess biogenic materials that would otherwise rot or be burned (thereby releasing the stored CO2) shall be carbonized in a process called
"pyrolysis". The resulting char shall be buried underground, beneath the humus layer.
The result: Carbon that would have been re-released into the atmosphere is permanently stored and can be re-verified at any time. In addition, the pyrolysis process yields usable energy.
WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL OF REVERSE CARBON MINING?
Meanwhile, it is high time not only for emission reductions. All climate scenarios of the IPCC in which the 1.5° warming target is still achievable already foresee carbon removal on a large scale.
RCM can cover those requirements if we convert only 5% of the worldwide yearly regrowing biomass into char and store it away.