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Biochar life is Helping farmers double their income while saving the planet

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Biochar Life, a company initiated by Warm Heart Worldwide in 2022, is revolutionizing carbon removal while significantly boosting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across Southeast Asia and Africa
• Their mission is to remove 1 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2030 and simultaneously improve the economic conditions of thousands of farmers by integrating them into the carbon removal market

🔭 The context: By converting crop waste into biochar instead of burning it, farmers can certify the CO2 they've removed from the atmosphere
• This process not only contributes to environmental health but also provides farmers with a significant income boost, often doubling their yearly earnings through the sale of carbon removal credits

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Biochar represents the most prevalent carbon removal method in the voluntary carbon market, holding an 89% share of all retired carbon credits in 2022
• Despite its success, Biochar Life's CEO, Jason Highberger, sees substantial growth potential if the pricing of biochar carbon credits could align with other carbon removal solutions like direct air capture (DAC)

⏭️ What's next: For Biochar Life and the broader biochar sector to scale further, enhancing the value of biochar carbon credits is crucial
• This would not only support the company's expansion but also refine verification processes, ensuring more rigorous environmental impact assessments

💬 One quote: "The compensation farmers receive often doubles their yearly income," - Jason Highberger, CEO and co-founder of Biochar Life, highlighting the significant social and economic benefits of their model.

📈 One stat: Biochar Life aims to remove 1 million tons of CO2 by 2030, showcasing the impactful convergence of climate action and socio-economic development.

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