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BionerG (‘bi-oner-gee’) develops commercially viable bio-related solutions to the combined challenges of global energy demand and climate change. Solutions are based on more than 15 years experience working with biofuel and biochar production systems, combined with proprietary system design models and an established network of academic and industrial expertise and resources.

WHY BionerG

Why BionerG

Our vision is of a sustainable future for the world in which a significant contribution towards future climate change mitigation is delivered by rebalancing carbon in the atmosphere with carbon stored in soil and biomass, promoting positive feedback loops to regenerate soil fertility and increase biomass production.

BionerG Solutions

  • The BionerG approach is to focus on soil as a carbon storage medium, deploying technologies that enhance local value and incentivise widespread scale-out:
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  • Plants absorb carbon from the atmosphere and generate food and other useful outputs
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  • Complementary bioprocesses are integrated to recycle vital nutrients and form stable biochar as a carbon sequestration medium
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  • Deliver local value through tailored biochar applications, enhancing plant yields and land value especially in degraded soils
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  • Generate global impact through massive scale-out, driven by local community interests and support

Harnessing and Accelerating Natural Processes

Biomass captures CO2 from the atmosphere as part of a global carbon cycle

Carbon Cycle

The atmosphere currently holds about 750 Gigatonnes (Gt) carbon dioxide (CO2) – approaching 400ppm. But this is not a one-way accumulation process – the atmosphere is in a state of dynamic equilibrium with carbon stored in the oceans, land and biosphere, forming a global carbon cycle. The annual carbon flux is about 65 Gigatonnes (Gt), resulting in a turnover rate of about 12 years.

Anthropogenic emissions from fossil fuel usage, cement manufacture and land-use change currently contribute around 7Gt/year to this flux, raising the equilibrium concentration in the atmosphere by over 4 GT/year (around 0.5% annually), forcing climate change.

Intercepting the carbon cycle to increase the carbon stored in soil and the biosphere by a small percentage could significantly help to re-equilibrate the global system and contribute towards stabilizing the climate within decades. Soil is a major global sink for carbon – containing as much carbon in the top 30cm alone as in the entire atmosphere. However, land use change, erosion and other degradation processes plus the effects of climate change itself are causing a net release stored carbon from the soil.

The atmosphere currently holds about 750 Gigatonnes (Gt) carbon dioxide (CO2) – approaching 400ppm. But this is not a one-way accumulation process – the atmosphere is in a state of dynamic equilibrium with carbon stored in the oceans, land and biosphere, forming a natural carbon cycle. The annual carbon flux is about 65 Gigatonnes (Gt), resulting in a turnover rate of about 12 years. Anthropogenic emissions from fossil fuel usage, cement manufacture and land-use change currently contribute around 7Gt/year to this flux, raising the equilibrium concentration in the atmosphere by over 4 GT/year (around 0.5% annually), forcing climate change, whilst carbon accumulating in the oceans is causing acidification.

Harnessing natural processes of carbon capture via photosynthesis in plants and fixing a proportion of this carbon store as biochar, combined with carbon-friendly agronomic practices may not only increase carbon captured in suitable soils around the world but also enhance soil quality and crop productivity, providing positive carbon and local value feedback loops within this dynamic bio-based carbon cycle.

Custom Techniques & Strategies:
A myriad of locally tailored solutions,
One global principle

Biochar is not only a carbon storage medium, but also a potent soil quality enhancer, and can be prepared specifically to meet different ecosystem needs.

Achieving significant carbon sequestration

Climate Change is one of the greatest threats now facing humanity. There is no single solution. Many approaches must be pursued simultaneously, such as increasing energy usage efficiency, the supply of renewable energy, reforestation and capturing carbon emissions from power stations and storing them underground.

Achieving globally material scale

Mitigating climate change requires global-scale solutions. Our approach is based on making commercially attractive solutions that can be adapted to a wide range of market situations, building scale through the widespread distribution of locally attractive initiatives.

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