Planboo Thailand Bamboo Biochar

Sequestering carbon and enhancing Thai agriculture through improved soil health, reduced chemical use, and the creation of green jobs

The objectives for this Planboo biochar project are twofold. First, the project will sequester vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere to positively impact the global climate crisis. Second, this biochar project aims to improve and rejuvenate soil health and crop productivity by increasing its water holding capacity and resilience to drought. This will reduce agro-chemical use and emissions in Thai agriculture, accelerating the sustainable management of bamboo biomass, and increasing the number of green jobs in the industry.

This biochar project will thus tackle Thailand’s environmental challenges while revolutionizing the agricultural industry. Through this collaboration, the project is set to make a lasting impact through the removal of thousands of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere using the power of biochar and Planboo’s state-of-the-art technology. This will in turn demonstrate the environmental benefits of biochar production and application, and will generate a scalable, more sustainable agricultural industry in Thailand that redistributes biomass waste into vital carbon removal credits. {Accredited auditor ISO 17029 (Finexfi for 2022).}

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Technology and mechanism

Biochar
Heating waste biomass in the absence of oxygen to produce carbon-rich biochar, which is highly stable and can sequester carbon in soil when applied as a soil enhancer.
Mechanism
Removal
Durability
Permanence: 1000+ years
The durability of this project is 1,000 years. There are currently many studies being done, including the one cited below, to prove that biochar in soils does indeed meet the higher ends of permanence (e.g. 1,000 years). When retiring a c-sink via the registry, it calculates the persistence over 1,000 years.

Project certifications

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Project registration date

Most recent Aug 14, 2023

Crediting period term

Aug 01, 2023 - Jul 31, 2024

Project methodology

Updated May 10, 2022
Verified by Ithaka Institute and the European Biochar Certificate

Project design document (PDD)

Updated Feb 15, 2023

Current verifier of project outcomes

CERES-cert

Project details

Emissions reduced or carbon removed on an annual basis
15,000 tonnes
How the project approaches risk of reversal
Planboo guarantees permanence in their carbon credits by ensuring stringent temperature checks and analysis of the hydrogen-to-carbon (H:C) ratio of the biochar are carried out during biochar production. High-persistence biochar is created by a low H:C ratio and close-ringed molecules. Planboo tracks, measures, and records temperatures of the Lalan Rubbers project using the IoT Greenbox device to ensure temperatures exceed 550°C and that the H:C ratio is less than 0.4. Additionally, representative samples from every cook are sent to an EBC-authorized laboratory annually to quantify the carbon content and H:C ratio.
What actions would be taken by the project developer if anticipated emissions reductions do not take place, or if carbon removal is reversed in the future?
This is not applicable for this project type.
What calculation methods are used to independently reproduce and verify the carbon impact of the project?
Please refer to section 4 in the methodology document.
Citation: Methodology
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Reduce Inequality
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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