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Biochar Solutions Canada formed


November 29, 2011
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Nov. 29, 2011, Edmonton, AB - Biochar Solutions Inc, a Colorado Corporation, and Carbon Basis Company, an Alberta Corporation, today announced the formation of Biochar Solutions Canada Ltd.

Nov. 29, 2011, Edmonton, AB – Biochar Solutions Inc, a Colorado
Corporation, and Carbon Basis Company, an Alberta Corporation, today
announced the formation of Biochar Solutions Canada Ltd.

Biochar
Solutions
Canada
will
work
to
deploy
carbon
negative
technologies
to
restore
disturbed
soils
in
the
Canadian
agriculture
and
mining
sectors.

“We
are
happy
to
formally
begin
our
work
in
Canada
with
our
friends
at
The
Carbon
Basis
Company”,
says
Morgan
Williams,
CEO
of
Biochar
Solutions
Inc
USA.
“Western
Canada
faces
massive
carbon
challenges
ranging
from
standing
dead
timber
from
beetle
kill
in
British
Columbia,
to
the
carbon
emissions
associated
with
mining
and
oil
sands
development.
Our
biochar
technologies
offer
nexus
solutions
to
begin
addressing
forestry,
climate,
and
land
reclamation
challenges
simultaneously.”

“Strategically
positioned
in
Drayton
Valley,
Biochar
Solutions
Canada
Ltd
is
located
at
the
intersection
of
the
Alberta
forest
products
and
land
reclamation
industries,”
says
Len
Eddy
President
of
The
Carbon
Basis
Company
and
Managing
Director
of
Biochar
Solutions
Canada.
“The
opportunity
to
fuse
these
two
industries
in
this
location
couldn’t
be
more
logical.”


The
Biochar
Solution

Turning
Low
Value
Biomass
to
High
Value
Products

The
biochar
process
is
carbon
negative:
it
removes
net
carbon
from
the
atmosphere.
When
a
green
plant
grows,
it
takes
CO2
out
of
the
air
to
build
biomass.
All
of
the
carbon
in
the
plant
came
from
CO2
taken
out
of
the
air,
and
returns
to
the
air
when
the
plant
dies
and
decomposes.
When
the
biomass
is
instead
pyrolyzed
—heated
in
the
absence
of
oxygen—it
produces
stable
carbon,
which
is
called
biochar
when
it
is
buried
in
the
ground.
Roughly
50%
of
the
total
carbon
from
the
biomass
is
retained
in
biochar
and
sequestered
in
the
soil
for
thousands
of
years,
effectively
removing
that
carbon
from
the
atmosphere.

The
Virgin
Earth
Challenge

The
Quest
for
1
Billion
Tons

Biochar
Solutions
Inc
was
recently
selected
as
a
Global
Pioneer
in
the
Virgin
Earth
Challenge,
a
competition
conceived
by
British
business
visionary
Sir
Richard
Branson,
who
put
up
$25
million
for
the
entity
that
can
demonstrate
a
commercially
viable
means
of
permanently
removing
greenhouse
gases

namely
carbon
dioxide

from
the
Earth's
atmosphere.
The
announcement
was
made
at
last
months
Inaugural
Clean
Energy
Congress
in
Calgary.

“Biochar
Solutions
is
extremely
excited
to
be
working
with
Virgin
to
bring
biochar
to
the
global
mainstream,”
Says
Williams.
“Biochar
Solutions
Canada
will
work
to
make
biochar
development
in
Alberta
globally
significant
with
Virgins
help.”

About
Biochar
Solutions
Inc

Biochar
Solutions
Inc
produces
and
sells
biochar
and
custom
blended
biochar
products,
provides
commercial
research
and
development
support,
conducts
carbon
negative
field-­‐scale
restoration
work,
and
deploys
continuous
process
industrial
equipment
to
convert
forest
residues
into
biochar
and
bioenergy.

Through
our
subsidiary
company,
Biochar
Reclamation
Labs,
we
work
to
develop,
test,
and
deploy,
scaled
technologies
to
restore
drastically
disturbed
soils
in
the
agriculture
and
mining
sectors.
Our
technologies
serve
to
re-­‐balance
the
active
and
recalcitrant
soil
carbon
pools
of
landscapes
with
poor
soil
structure,
limited
water
retention,
unbalanced
pH,
metal
toxicity,
trace
pollutants,
and
stagnant
biological
activity.
www.biocharsolutions.com

About
The
Carbon
Basis
Company
Ltd.

The
Carbon
Basis
Company
Ltd
With
over
400,000
hectares
of
land
under
long-­‐term
management,
The
Carbon
Basis
Company
Ltd.
employs
world-­‐leading
experts
to
help
our
clients
to
commercialize
the
benefits
that
are
created
through
exceptional
ecosystem
management.
With
expertise
in
forestry,
agriculture
and
biomass
power
we
work
with
local
resource
managers
to
ensure
that
you
fully
capture
the
entire
spectrum
of
commercial
values
that
are
created
when
environmental
benefits
extend
beyond
the
local
level.

We
can
act
locally
to
help
reduce
climate
change
by
modifying
forestry
and
agricultural
practices
to
increase
carbon
sequestration
and
reduce
methane
emissions.
Even
greater
value
creation
is
possible
when
local
sources
of
biomass
are
used
to
create
green
energy
sources
and
to
reduce
reliance
on
expensive
fossil
fuels.
www.carbonbasis.com

About the Virgin Earth Challenge

Launched by Sir Richard Branson in February 2007, The Virgin Earth Challenge is a competition offering a $25 million prize to whoever can demonstrate a commercially viable design which results in the permanent removal of greenhouse gases out of the Earth's atmosphere, so as to contribute materially to avoid global warming. Ideas are assessed by a panel of judges including Richard Branson, Al Gore, James E. Hansen, James Lovelock and Tim Flannery.

As of October 2011, the leading organizations in the Earth Challenge are: Biochar Solutions, from the US; Biorecro, from Sweden; Black Carbon, from Denmark; Carbon Engineering, from Canada; Climeworks, from Switzerland; Coaway, from the US; Full Circle Biochar, from the US; Global Thermostat, from the US; Kilimanjaro Energy, from the US, the Savory Institute, from the US and Smart Stones from the Netherlands. www.virginearth.com


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