Engineered Biocarbon Technology

Cool Terra® products are engineered to improve soil health, reduce water consumption and help optimize fertilizer use while sequestering substantial amounts of carbon. The highly porous physical structure of Cool Terra also makes it a promising delivery system for microbials and nutritionals designed to enhance plant growth and productivity.

Cool Terra® products are produced using carefully selected, renewable biomass as the feedstock. The biomass is heated in the absence of oxygen, which is a process known as pyrolysis, preventing complete combustion of the biomass. The raw material that is produced by pyrolysis is then refined and upgraded through a proprietary process we call Demetra. Demetra is a critical step in our efforts to deliver an optimized, detoxified, usable and, most importantly, consistent soil health product. The Demetra upgrading process produces a truly “Engineered Biocarbon” designed to improve soil health.

Optimize Water Retention and Improve Fertilizer Efficiency

In targeted applications, Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ can help reduce the use of water in agriculture and in turf and landscape applications by helping practitioners optimize the water-holding capacity of the soil, increase plant available water and limit evaporative water loss. As a result, plants and microbes can get the precious water they need, when they need it.

Engineered Biocarbon also has shown efficacy in improving fertilizer efficiency by retaining water and nutrients in the root zone longer, which gives plants and microbes more time to consume them. This can help reduce challenges related to leach and runoff. In addition to helping with regulatory concerns, nutrient efficiency allows growers and their advisers to adjust their protocols to potentially improve economics while maintaining yield and quality.

Nurture and Enhance Microbial Population

Cool Terra® nurtures and enhances the microbial population in soil. Some soil microbes help make water, nutrients and minerals in the soil available to plants. Other microbes produce hormones that spur plant growth, and some soil microbes stimulate a plant’s immune system. A diverse soil microbiome results in fewer plant stressors and diseases, resulting in higher yield.

Societal and Environmental Benefits of Cool Terra

Cool Planet’s technology sits at the confluence of four important global and societal trends. Products that help address any one of these megatrends definitely benefit society and the environment. Cool Planet’s Engineered Biocarbon™ technology shows great promise to help address all four at the same time.

How it works

Type of Use

Production Ag

Helps to improve soil health and increase plant productivity by positively impacting key physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the soil

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Turf and Landscape

Helps maintain green, aesthetically pleasing turf and landscape environments with less water.

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Water

Potential to improve water efficiency, remove contaminants and support quality of drinking water

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Other Uses

Improvement in Farm and Ranch Systems in bedding, compost, and other use

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11 April 2016

Cool Planet partners with J.R. Simplot to distribute Cool Terra

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