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Let’s grow the future together
Our goal is to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through a process that enables the permanent storage of carbon in soil.

This interactive application shows how our work fights global climate change and contributes to food security by increasing soil fertility.
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Let’s grow the future together
Our goal is to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through a process that enables the permanent storage of carbon in soil.

This interactive application shows how our work fights global climate change and contributes to food security by increasing soil fertility.
Get started
The problem
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The world loses 24 billion tonnes of fertile land every year , with degradation in land quality resulting in an annual reduction in gross domestic product of up to eight percent.
EXPECTED INCREASE IN FOOD DEMAND BY 2050
Up to  98%
Find out how we can help
Increasing greenhouse
gas emissions
The levels of CO₂ and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are too high.
Polluted waters
Polluted and nutrient-rich waters can be hazardous to aquatic ecosystems when they run into the sea.
Lack of fresh water
There is not enough clean water available for agriculture and human consumption.
Growing food requirements
There is not enough fertile soil to provide sufficient food for the growing world population.
The solution
Each kilogram of biochar  produced binds around 3.5 kg of CO₂ to the soil – permanently.

Explore the impact of increasing the number of biochar production units.
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Our work towards global goals
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Biomass
Carbofex's biorefinery technology makes use of a wide range of biomass, carbonizing it to create compliant biochar.
Carbofex biorefinery
The Carbofex biorefinery utilizes almost all of the input organic raw materials, converting around half of it into biochar and the rest into gas, oil, and other distillates.
Biochar for soil fertility
Carbon is an integral part of fertile soil. Porous, cellular biochar improves the soil's water retention capacity as well as promoting the health of plants and helping them grow better by storing and releasing nutrients.
Biochar as a filter
When used for filtration, biochar traps particles around it and permanently binds waste materials and toxins including mercury. Biochar also traps phosphorus, cleaning the air, water, and soil.
Excess renewable energy
Our biorefinery uses biomass as both its raw material and its fuel. As the plant produces more energy than it needs to run, excess energy can be used for other processes. Energy is output as pyrolysis gas and stored bio-oil, which can be utilized for district heating and other applications.
District heating and cooling
Europe's largest continuous pyrolysis plant was launched by Carbofex in the summer of 2017 and it is now in commercial operation. CO₂-negative district heating production began in November 2018.
Desalination
The biorefinery's energy can be used to distill seawater, generating 250,000 liters of fresh water per day. The water and biochar produced can be used for food production and reforestation, for example in harsh desert conditions.
Carbofex
Our unique, proven technology uses pyrolysis to convert short-cycle carbon stored in biomass as CO₂ into mineralized long-cycle carbon in the form of biochar, which can be used to enhance soil quality.
We are a supplier of carbon-negative products in the Puro.earth carbon removal marketplace.

The environmental impacts of our technology have been verified and measured by an independent third party.
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How is biochar used?
Our work towards shared global targets
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals set out targets for improving the sustainability of our planet and the health and well-being of its inhabitants. Carbofex helps to work towards the achievement of these goals by improving soil fertility, desalinating water, producing renewable energy, reducing atmospheric CO₂, and combating desertification and deforestation.
Help us get the word out
Carbofex's pyrolysis technology processes local waste biomass from urban or agricultural sources in to biochar, which can be used to elevate the water retention ability of soil and reduce the need for fertiliser to grow food.
Carbofex's biochar plant produces pyrolysis gas and oil, which can provide energy for a desalination system that produces water for irrigation and for humans and cattle to drink. Biochar acts like activated charcoal and can be used to filter nutrients from run-off waters, preventing harmful algae growth in water systems. The nutrient-rich biochar filtering material can be then used to enhance agricultural soils for growing food.
Aside from biochar, the pyrolysis process also produces renewable energy from local waste biomass in the form of gas and oil. This energy can be used as a fuel for systems that provide heat, steam, cooling, drying, or desalination, among other things.
Pyrolysis is a negative-emission technology recognised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The pyrolysis process refines the feedstock biomass, leaving a mineralized, highly carbonous material that doesn't compost or release carbon back into the atmosphere. This means that pyrolysis captures CO₂ from biomass and stores it in the soil.
Biochar can be used to combat desertification and deforestation by enhancing the productivity of poor soils, potentially even harnessing disused desert areas for food production. This can form part of a holistic waste management process by using waste biomass and invasive species as a feedstock.
Help spread the word
Help us get the word out about how the Carbofex refinery combats climate change and protects the environment by improving water and soil quality and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Get in touch
Contact us
If you'd like to find out more about Carbofex or help us work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future, we'd love to hear from you! Please see our contact details below.
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Kim Lehiö {{ akViewModel["536:499_1"].vmValue }}
kim.lehio@carbofex.fi
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Carbofex
Our unique, proven technology uses pyrolysis to convert short-cycle carbon stored in biomass as CO₂ into mineralized long-cycle carbon in the form of biochar, which can be used to enhance soil quality.
We are a supplier of carbon-negative products in the Puro.earth carbon removal marketplace.

The environmental impacts of our technology have been verified and measured by an independent third party.
Visit the marketplace
How is biochar used?
Our work towards shared global targets
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals set out targets for improving the sustainability of our planet and the health and well-being of its inhabitants. Carbofex helps to work towards the achievement of these goals by improving soil fertility, desalinating water, producing renewable energy, reducing atmospheric CO₂, and combating desertification and deforestation.
Help us get the word out
Help spread the word
Help us get the word out about how the Carbofex refinery combats climate change and protects the environment by improving water and soil quality and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Contact us
If you'd like to find out more about Carbofex or help us work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future, we'd love to hear from you! Please see our contact details below.
Sampo Tukiainen {{ akViewModel["627:1285_1"].vmValue }}
Kim Lehiö {{ akViewModel["627:1286_1"].vmValue }}
kim.lehio@carbofex.fi
Start again
The problem
Growing greenhouse
gas emissions
Polluted waters
Lack of fresh water
Growing food requirements
fertile land lost this year
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The world loses 24 billion tonnes of fertile land every year , with degradation in land quality resulting in an annual reduction in gross domestic product of up to eight percent.
EXPECTED INCREASE IN FOOD DEMAND BY 2050
Up to  98%
Find out how we can help
The solution
Each kilogram of biochar  produced binds around 3.5 kg of CO₂ to the soil – permanently.

Explore the impact of increasing the number of biochar production units.
Number of units
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CO₂ removed from the atmosphere annually
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This is equal to the average carbon footprint of
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Our work towards global goals
The levels of CO₂ and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are too high.
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The levels of CO₂ and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are too high.
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Polluted and nutrient-rich waters can be hazardous to aquatic ecosystems when they run into the sea.
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There is not enough clean water available for agriculture and human consumption.
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There is not enough fertile soil to provide sufficient food for the growing world population.
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Carbofex's biorefinery technology makes use of a wide range of biomass, carbonizing it to create compliant biochar.
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The Carbofex biorefinery utilizes almost all of the input organic raw materials, converting around half of it into biochar and the rest into gas, oil, and other distillates.
Close
Carbon is an integral part of fertile soil. Porous, cellular biochar improves the soil's water retention capacity as well as promoting the health of plants and helping them grow better by storing and releasing nutrients.
Close
When used for filtration, biochar traps particles around it and permanently binds waste materials and toxins including mercury. Biochar also traps phosphorus, cleaning the air, water, and soil.
Close
Our biorefinery uses biomass as both its raw material and its fuel. As the plant produces more energy than it needs to run, excess energy can be used for other processes. Energy is output as pyrolysis gas and stored bio-oil, which can be utilized for district heating and other applications.
Close
Europe's largest continuous pyrolysis plant was launched by Carbofex in the summer of 2017 and it is now in commercial operation. CO₂-negative district heating production began in November 2018.
Close
The biorefinery's energy can be used to distill seawater, generating 250,000 liters of fresh water per day. The water and biochar produced can be used for food production and reforestation, for example in harsh desert conditions.
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Goal 2 – Zero hunger
Carbofex's pyrolysis technology processes local waste biomass from urban or agricultural sources in to biochar, which can be used to elevate the water retention ability of soil and reduce the need for fertiliser to grow food.
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Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation
Carbofex's biochar plant produces pyrolysis gas and oil, which can provide energy for a desalination system that produces water for irrigation and for humans and cattle to drink. Biochar acts like activated charcoal and can be used to filter nutrients from run-off waters, preventing harmful algae growth in water systems. The nutrient-rich biochar filtering material can be then used to enhance agricultural soils for growing food.
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Goal 7 – Affordable and clean energy
Aside from biochar, the pyrolysis process also produces renewable energy from local waste biomass in the form of gas and oil. This energy can be used as a fuel for systems that provide heat, steam, cooling, drying, or desalination, among other things.
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Goal 13 – Climate action
Pyrolysis is a negative-emission technology recognised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The pyrolysis process refines the feedstock biomass, leaving a mineralized, highly carbonous material that doesn't compost or release carbon back into the atmosphere. This means that pyrolysis captures CO₂ from biomass and stores it in the soil.
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Goal 15 – Life on land
Biochar can be used to combat desertification and deforestation by enhancing the productivity of poor soils, potentially even harnessing disused desert areas for food production. This can form part of a holistic waste management process by using waste biomass and invasive species as a feedstock.
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