Creating oil from waste
Bio oil is the product of heating biomass (wood, straw, almond shells, etc.) without oxygen at a high temperature. Rather than burning like it would do in the presence of oxygen, the process of fast pyrolysis converts the biomass into a liquid referred to as bio-oil. This is not "oil" in the traditional sense and doesn't have the energy density of fossil fuels, but it is a stable and transportable product that can be sequestered reliably.
Normally, this biomass would either be burned or decompose naturally, releasing the plants' absorbed CO2 into the atmosphere. Creating bio-oil however enables the remains of these organic products to be stored deep underground, where the carbon can be safely contained.
How is bio oil impactful?
Bio oil works by taking the CO2 absorbed by plant matter as it grew and converting it directly into a liquid that is sequestered in geologically stable zones through injection wells. This is an effective way to make the temporary sequestration of plants permanent.
We have partnered with the developers of this process - Charm Industrial - whose patent-pending process for capture, pyrolysis and sequestration is leading the field.
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