Carbon Removal Facilities

Decarbonization Benefits

Using readily available waste biomass feedstock from across the US, Myno’s Carbon Removal Facilities can provide the following decarbonization benefits:

  • Reduce annual emissions by 765 million metric tonnes of CO2e per year by converting waste timber and agricultural residues into biochar and renewable power.
  • Significantly reduce wildfire risk across the country while generating 70 gigawatts of carbon-negative, renewable, baseload electricity from these forest and agricultural waste products.
  • Via production of 150 million tons of biochar each year, remove and sequester 345 million metric tonnes of CO2e in our soils each year.
  • Create several hundred thousand good-paying green jobs at our facilities and in adjacent industries.
  • The biochar can be used to:
    • Increase agricultural crop yields and improve drought resilience.
    • Reduce the need for carbon-intensive chemical fertilizers.
    • Filter stormwater pollution to protect fish and aquatic resources.
    • Replace petroleum-based carbon black in tires and plastics.
    • Increase efficiency and yield of anaerobic digesters at large dairies.
    • Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of livestock feed.
Myno’s Carbon Removal Facility Highlights

Myno’s carbon removal facilities are carbon-negative, meaning the process of producing biochar and generating renewable, baseload electricity removes and sequesters more carbon than it releases into the atmosphere.

Current practices to reduce waste biomass from timber harvesting, forest thinning, and agricultural production involve traditional slash pile burning, sending unfiltered particulate matter (PM2.5) and other toxic pollution directly into the atmosphere.

Our waste biomass feedstock comes from sustainably sourced wood and agricultural waste, reducing overall climate emissions and wildfire risk in our forests and agricultural sectors.

Carbon removal facilities create a large market for the dried and decaying waste biomass “fuel” that is driving an increase in wildfire risk. Beneficial and economical reuse and harvesting of this material protects carbon stored in the world’s forests.

During the process of producing biochar, the carbon contained in the woody biomass fuel is converted into a stable and solid form of carbon that will not re-enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide for centuries.

When biochar is applied to soils, it increases water retention and improves drought resilience. Biochar also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, which improves microbiome health and lowers the greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production.

Biochar as a carbon removal solution is recognized and supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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