Become a Carbon Farmer

Get paid through carbon finance to improve your soil health and take climate action.

It’s a win for you and a win for the planet.

Accessing Carbon Finance

If you have agricultural plant waste such as rubber wood or cinnamon or a fast-growing woody biomass like bamboo, we want to hear from you.

We provide you with the tools, technology & training to produce biochar and generate carbon credits.

Why?

As a steward of the land you know how important soil health is.

As a carbon farmer, you have an opportunity to be part of a solution that tackles climate change and improves your soil health.

What?

We have developed a methodology to audit the production and application of biochar to the soil.

This generates scientifically approved carbon credits allowing you to remove CO2 and get paid.

How?

When producing and applying biochar to your soils, CO2 is removed from the atmosphere for 100-1,000 years years.

A millenia-old technique used in agriculture across the globe to improve soil health.

Who?

Find out if you are eligible to become a Carbon Farmer by clicking the link and answering a few simple questions. It only takes 2 minutes!

Why the Tropics

Plant life grows faster here than anywhere else in the world. More plant life, more waste biomass, more biochar.

Conditioning severely degraded soil with biochar helps build resilience against drought and floods.

The Tropics are a primary source of the world’s food and raw materials, protecting this region is vital of keeping prices stable

“Planboo is working with us to fix the planet and its people. We share a joint vision to protect the world to ensure the existence of all life for future generations. Their approach has provided us with the first accredited carbon removal credits made in Sri Lanka!”

– Izzadeen Ishafir, Sustainability Officer, EPP, Sri Lanka

FAQ

Can I become a carbon farmer?

Our European Biochar Certified methodology is open to landowners, stewards and biochar producers who operate in the tropics.

 

If you have access to sustainable biomass we want to hear from you. If you are eligible, we will provide you with the tools, technology and training for you to generate carbon credits.

What is biochar?

Biochar is a carbon rich material similar to charcoal, made by cooking biomass at a higher temperature with limited oxygen in a process called pyrolysis. The carbon in biochar resists degradation and can remain in soils for thousands of years. It’s found in soils throughout the world as a result of forest fires or historic soil management practices. It is an indigenous practice which has been used in the Amazon for over 2,000 years, known as terra preta (black earth) in Portuguese.

 

Biochar’s unique properties, porous structure and alkaline pH means it is well suited as a soil supplement in degraded soils. The application of biochar mixed with compost has been proven in multiple cases to increase crop yields, improve the water holding capacity of soils thus increasing resistance to drought and heavy rainfalls. This promotes the growth of soil microorganisms and can reduce nitrate leaching.

How do I make biochar?

You need a sustainable source of biomass and pyrolysis equipment. We recommend starting with the Kontiki kiln. It’s easy to build, straightforward to operate and doesn’t cost the Earth. We will send you the design, and help you set up, just get in touch!

What ingredients do I need?

* Minimum 1200 tonnes of sustainably sourced biomass per year
* Pyrolysis kiln
* Compost for mixing with the biochar
* Land for applying the biochar compost mix
* Willingness to be the change you want to see in the world!

What is sustainable biomass?

Sustainable biomass is either

i) biomass sourced from agricultural plant waste that would be burnt or discarded,

ii) fast-growing and regenerative woody biomass such as bamboo

iii) invasive plant species, or

iv) biomass from storm damage

How much do I get paid?

This depends on your local situation, but it ranges between US$ 150-300 / tonne of biochar. In order to calculate earnings we need to understand the financial feasibility of your project with and without carbon finance.

 

Additionality is a key factor in selling any carbon credit. This means that the carbon finance paid has to be necessary to make your project commercially viable.

Why work with Planboo?

We are a passionate and innovative team with a whole heap of global experience.

 

Our business is founded on the principles of win-win relationships and we operate at the forefront of the growing carbon market to sell carbon credits and help landowners and farmers improve their soils.

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Carbon Removal

To keep the world within 1.5 degrees of global warming and to avoid global catastrophe – we now need to not only drastically reduce our emissions but also rapidly remove them too.

However, there is very little carbon removal today with less than 50,000 tonnes of CO2 removed in 2021. It’s estimated we need to remove 10% of Global GHG emissions by 2030, which is equal to 5 billion tonnes per year. Carbon removal needs to grow 100,000 times bigger. 

Planboo is a nature-based carbon removal company, using bamboo-the fastest growing plant in the world. Like all plants, through photosynthesis bamboo absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen into the atmosphere. Because it grows so fast, it’s carbon removal potential is huge. We develop projects in Sri Lanka with local partners and supply high quality and high integrity carbon removal credits for the carbon market.