We believe the climate crisis is this generation’s greatest challenge and opportunity. We have less than a decade to transition our society to a cleaner, climate-resilient future and we must act now. At Myno, we see a climate problem and an opportunity in the way timber wood waste is managed. Currently, timber harvest slash piles are burned on-site, increasing wildfire risk and generating massive climate pollution. We envision a more sustainable future by removing and utilizing wood wastes from our forests as an impactful climate solution done at scale.
This is where Myno comes in. Our mission is clear. We must remove and sequester as much carbon as we can, as fast as we can, at capital-efficient scale. We do this by recycling wood waste from timber slash and industrial wood residuals and converting it into biochar and renewable electricity. Biochar sequesters carbon back into the soil for centuries, while also improving soil health and productivity. Biochar is an innovative climate solution and has multiple benefits for the climate, wildfire management, and creating green jobs in our rural communities.
Biochar is a stable, highly porous form of carbon. Biochar is produced by heating wood waste from timber slash and industrial wood residuals with limited oxygen. This process retains the highly porous cellular structure of the original biomass. When applied to soil, the resultant biochar is stable in the environment for centuries.
Biochar can be made from almost any “clean” organic waste stream, including forestry and agricultural waste products. Myno uses wood waste from post timber harvest slash and industrial wood residuals to produce the highest quality biochar.
Biochar sequesters carbon by transforming wood waste into a stable form of carbon that can endure in the soil for millennia while also providing other environmental benefits. When added to soil, biochar supports soil health by increasing water retention and drought resilience, improving crop yields, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, and sequestering carbon in the soil. Biochar can also be used for water filtration, soil remediation, a catalyst for anaerobic digestion, and as a feed additive for livestock. The process of creating biochar also produces renewable electricity for the grid, which we will use to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure.