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Improving Soil Quality with Cool Terra® Biochar-Based Products

All Biochar Is Not Created Equal

When it comes to biochar products, the proof is in the performance. Cool Terra® is a biochar-based soil amendment produced by using biochar as a raw material that is then processed and upgraded to ultimately create Engineered Biocarbon™ technology. The Demetra treatment process detoxifies the biochar while eliminating variability and ensuring a top-performing amendment that consistently works. When raw biochar is transformed into Cool Terra®, critical measures – from germination and plant performance to nutrient cycling and water retention – are enhanced. Most importantly, the product remains consistent from batch to batch, always delivering the same, positive experience and improvements in soil quality.

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How Cool Terra® Soil Products are Processed and Produced

Cool Terra® is produced by using biochar as a raw material. The production process begins by heating renewably sourced, non-food biomass in low oxygen conditions, creating raw biochar. The raw biochar is then processed using our proprietary upgrading technology to produce our Engineered Biocarbon™ technology. Cool Planet’s proprietary upgrading technology is designed to improve soil quality and accomplishes the following:

  • Cleans the pores of the material, removing hydrocarbon residues and other undesirable substances.
  • Adjusts and balances pH to ensure consistent performance without side effects.
  • Enhances the surface chemistry of the material to optimize microbial growth in the pores and on the surfaces as well as enhancing nutrient exchange in the soil.
  • Conditions pores to better retain water and nutrients and to host beneficial microbes.
  • Removes dust, improves flowability and creates consistent particle sizes for easy, predictable application you can count on.

Cool Terra® is Processed for Improvements in Soil Quality

Cool Terra® is processed to address the shortfalls of traditional “raw” biochar applications. The Cool Terra® biochar-based products are upgraded with robust scientific methods, engineering, a deep understanding of soil science and manufacturing expertise for improved soil quality and agricultural sustainability. Cool Terra® products are processed and upgraded to provide consistency and customizability.

  • Consistency. Process control across the entire spectrum of production enables us to maintain standardized conditions that ensure product consistency, which is critical in a commercial agricultural product. This is not just about pyrolysis – it’s about a full process built from the ground up to deliver consistency: from feedstock selection, to pyrolysis, to the critical treatment process that we call Demetra, all of the steps have been designed with consistency in mind.
  • Customizability. Cool Planet has the ability to manufacture Engineered Biocarbon™ technology utilizing a variety of feedstocks, conditions and treatments targeted to deliver success in particular soils, crops and application requirements.

Cool Terra® can be substituted in some applications for materials such as perlite, vermiculite, ceramic beads, chemical polymers and even sand. However, Cool Terra®, in one single environmentally friendly product, can perform many of the functions that require each of these other products to improve the overall soil quality.

Cool Terra®’s Biochar Components and Engineered Biocarbon™ Technology Work Together to Unlock the Potential of the Soil

Cool Terra is a durable, porous, organic material designed and engineered to improve soil quality by having a good ionic exchange capacity, increasing water and nutrient retention, and providing a positive environment for microbial growth.

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