FanC, Innovation for Circular Economy, Water Caltrop Shell Biochar
Biochar has made substantial breakthroughs in mitigating climate change by improving soil quality, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It has become a value-added product that sustains the bio-economy as a soil amendment, a bioresource for energy, and a tool for improving the ecosystems that regulate our climate. Biochar’s numerous benefits to environmental and agricultural systems make it a promising tool for regenerative agriculture.
Based in Taiwan, FanC Recycling international LTD. is a leading company that makes biochar from water caltrop shells to solve the problems caused by thousands of tons of wasted water caltrop shells in Guantian District, Taiwan, every year. They launched a new brand, “Guantian Black Gold,” by transforming wasted water caltrop shells into valuable “water caltrop shell biochar,” called “Black Gold.”
Guantian Black Gold team cooperates with the industries, governments, academics, and communities to develop a patented carbonization furnace using the high-temperature and low-oxygen top-lit updraft (TLUD). Black Gold is remarkable in its energy-efficient patented carbonization process, sustainability solutions to reach net zero, and eco-friendly multi-functional materials.
Black Gold is produced by spontaneous combustion at a high temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius through the energy-efficient patented carbonization machine (patent number: M551186). With the assistance of this patented carbonization system, the production process can extinguish fires rapidly in ten seconds to prevent dioxin, meet a low carbon standard and also reuse waste heat intelligently.
Black Gold has high-density pores and a high specific surface area (350 m2/g), making it a natural material for improving soil moisture and fertility. The benefits of using Black Gold are directly tied to its high porosity, high stability, high electrical conductivity, and fixed-carbon content (about 128g) in the production process. Because of these physical traits, Black Gold can be used for a variety of purposes, including adsorbing organic volatiles (VOCs) and formaldehyde, decomposing ozone, improving soil, and removing organic pollutants from water.
Black Gold has a wide range of applications in three essential natural resources: air, water, and soil. In air adsorption, it can remove the odors of refrigerators, bags, cars, and formaldehyde after decoration. In water filtration, it acts as an on-farm wastewater treatment to reduce pathogens from irrigation water and as a liming agent to increase pH for safer food production. In soil enhancement, adding biochar to chicken manure composting not only removes chicken manure odor but also significantly increases the composting rate to produce healthy crops and thus achieve ecological recycling and a circular economy.
Based on the above applications, FanC develops a wide range of Black Gold aesthetics products, including moisture absorber deodorant packets, home fragrances, textiles, soaps, gardening, arts, and more. The products meet internationally well-defined and recognized quality standards, certified by International Biochar Initiative (IBI) and European Biochar Certification (European Biochar Certificate, EBC) to guarantee sustainable biochar production, processing, and sale.
Black Gold helps convert agricultural wastes into eco-friendly biochar and is not only an intelligent recycling strategy but also an effective alternative technique for controlling contaminants. If you are looking for a good way of dealing with agricultural waste or cost-effective water and air filter, you have come to the right place.
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