PYREG supplies Net Zero technology for the Black Bull Biochar project to eliminate greenhouse gases
The market-leading Biochar Carbon Removal technology turns woodchip residues into CO2-binding premium biochar and generates renewable energy at an industrial site in Redcliffe, Manchester.
PYREG, the European market leader in high-tech plant engineering for the production of biochar, is now entering the UK market, supplying a carbonization plant to Black Bull Biochar (BBB), a UK start-up company, for an industrial site in Radcliffe, Manchester, in the north of England.
Pioneering technology in the field of CO2 removal through carbonization of biomass residues, PYREG plants produce high quality premium biochar while providing renewable energy. By utilizing this excess process heat, the systems support and accelerate the transition to renewable energy by replacing fossil fuels. In addition, biochar stores the carbon sequestered in the biogenic residues in the soil for several thousand years, enabling carbon credits. These can be credited on platforms such as Puro.earth (Nasdaq).
BBB is a greenhouse gas removal start-up based in the United Kingdom. BBB is developing a viable, commercial biochar product for agriculture at its industrial site in Northern England, which will initially be used in the dairy industry. This can remove a significant amount of carbon from the atmosphere, which is stored in farm soils for centuries, while improving soil quality and reducing emissions on farms.
“PYREG and BBB are closing loops by producing high quality biochar and renewable energy while removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is a real beacon project, and we are proud to provide the technology. It doesn’t get any better than this!”, says Jörg zu Dohna, CEO of PYREG.
“The biochar market in the UK is fragmented and nascent. BBB are building and expanding a sustainable biochar network of farms and industrial sites from scratch, overcoming barriers to entry. This can only be achieved if we help great manufacturers like PYREG entering new markets.” says Alex Clarke, Co-founder and CEO of Black Bull Biochar. And he adds: “This is a turning point in the UK biochar industry. This is the first time Pyreg have supplied a unit to the UK. BBB have trailblazed that entry route for them and we intend to help Pyreg scale up their presence in this market”.
BBB secured funding through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) from the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) after achieving success in the final round of the Direct Air Capture (DAC) & Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) innovation competition.