¿Why is Tectopore different from any biochar?
TECTOPORE is a pyrolyzed biochar that comes from teak tree waste (Tectona grandis), a hard tropical wood with abundant vascular tissue, through which water and nutrients flow when the tree is alive. It is precisely this hardness that allows its vascular capillaries to resist the pyrolysis process, giving TECTOPORE a micro and nano porous structure that generates a very large internal surface area with a negative charge in countless points on its surface, resembling the structure of a honeycomb.
Biochar can be made from practically any biomass. However, the spatial microstructures of the different raw materials change significantly, which in turn generates different results in soil fertility.
The abundant porosity of TECTOPORE affects its potential to increase soil fertility for the following reasons:
- It is low in density and when applied to the ground it allows for more air spaces, facilitating breathing and root exploration.
- Micro and nano-pores function as a habitat for various microorganisms (beneficial fungi and bacteria) that contribute to the mobility of nutrients and symbiotic relationships with the roots of plants.
- The pores function as capillaries retaining water and dissolved nutrients while allowing the absorbent rootlets to explore through the porous structures in search of these same nutrients and water.
In this mega-porosity lies TECTOPORE’s power to dramatically increase the growth, productivity and profitability of its crops.
Biochar effects on soil characteristics
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Each ton of biochar represents an average of 2,5 tons of CO2 that are preserved in the soil for centuries, providing fertility and productivity and mitigating its harmful ascent into the atmosphere.