BiocharFX receives CFIA approval for sale in Canada

Airex Energy
August 20, 2018
Written by Airex Energy
Sylvain Bertrand, Airex Energy general manager, at the company's torrefaction plant in Bécancour, Que.
Sylvain Bertrand, Airex Energy general manager, at the company's torrefaction plant in Bécancour, Que.
Aug. 20, 2018 - Airex Energy, a world leader in large-scale biomass torrefaction, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the sale and use of its BiocharFX product in Canada.

BiocharFX is a 100 per cent natural and organic soil amendment. Its high carbon content promotes plant growth and yields by improving soil aeration and drainage, nutrient retention, as well as soil moisture availability.

When mixed with soil, compost or peat moss, BiocharFX can be used with all types of plants and crops, and for a wide range of applications such as flower beds, home gardening, landscaping, organic agriculture and commercial horticulture. Biochar can also be used for waste water filtration as well as the reduction of metals for environmental soil remediation.

“Airex Energy is the largest biochar producer in Canada. Our plant located in Bécancour, Que., has an annual capacity of more than 5,000 metric tonnes produced from sawdust and barks from fir, spruce and maple species.” says Sylvain Bertrand, CEO of Airex Energy. “Our BiocharFX product can be delivered in big bags by trucks, rail or even by sea to customers anywhere in Canada” added Mr. Bertrand.

READ In-Depth: Airex Energy poised to scale up biochar technology

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