Aries Clean Energy launches "Aries GREEN" biochar retail sales
In the United States (US), biomass gasification technology providers Aries Clean Energy LLC has launched the retail sales for its "Aries GREEN" biochar product. It has been certified by both the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label and the International Biochar Institute (IBI). The product carries the USDA label and the IBI Certified biochar seal.
“We are pleased to bring Aries GREEN biochar to the public,” said Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy.
According to a statement, Aries GREEN is a high carbon content biochar for use as an all-natural soil conditioner and agricultural soil amendment, fuel, a filtering agent, and base material for the production of fabric, carpet, rubber, plastic, and carbon black.
We are pleased to bring Aries GREEN biochar to the public. Biochar is a byproduct of our patented gasification process that provides beneficial impacts to soil, said Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy.
Two sizes are currently being offered to the public via the company’s website and on the Amazon marketplace. The one-gallon plastic jug features a shaker lid for ease of application. A 5-gallon bucket is also available for those needing a slightly larger quantity. Both containers can be recycled or repurposed.
When biochar is added to plants and crops, it returns carbon to the soil. It also improves plant life by retaining water due to the carbon content of the product. Biochar varies depending on what it is made from and how it is made. Not all biochar is created equal. Certification processes like these keep the public and the planet safe.
Biochar used as a soil conditioner has the potential to:
- Capture excess nitrogen and toxins – protecting waterways and groundwater quality;
- In making biochar via gasification, create an alternative energy source for generating heat and power, and valuable by-products of syngas and bio-fuels, thereby reducing CO2 emissions;
- Divert waste wood from local landfills and fees associated with its disposal;
- Reduce the need for (and use of) fossil-fuels and conventional fertilizers;
- Turn biomass and biowaste into value-added products while creating jobs, and
- Safely sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) for thousands of years, which slows climate change.
Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the program is to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.