British Columbia Biocarbon   

Our Focus                      

Our focus has been to develop a technology to refine a wide variety of carbonaceous material into:

  • solids (biochar),

  • liquids (wood vinegar and tars), and

  • gases (producer gas)


Our Goal                         

To produce bioenergy and manufacture biogenic carbon products for the direct substitution of fossil fuels and their related products.



Our Technology                     


We have taken a specific technology route to biocoal and biochar production called "bio-refinery" technology based on pyrolysis and gasification processes:

  • Biomass is heated in a low oxygen environment driving off the volatiles and leaving a highly concentrated carbon or char.

  • Liquids are separated for further refining.

  • Non-condensable gases are combusted for process heat.

This is a continuous flow, single pass process.  The only external input is electricity.  

How are We Unique? 

BC Biocarbon's technology produces a biocoal product that is unique among biofuel developers:

  • 30-70% more energy per tonne than competing biofuels.  This results in a higher value produce with greater applications in high temperature or high carbon content industries.

  • Hydrophobic (waterproof) for ease of storage and handling. 

  • No auxiliary fuel, chemicals or additives are used.  This results in a more robust system with lower production cost and less environmental impact.

  • Our process can refine any type of biomass or carbonaceous material.  This results in: 

    • ​greater flexibility,

    • more technology applications,

    • lower feedstock cost, and

    • greater environmental benefit.

  • By producing refined biogenic carbons and compounds for specialized use in a variety of industries, our value chain extends beyond bioenergy.

  • our process is carbon neutral, which means there is no net CO2 released into the atmosphere.











Biochar from woodwaste
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