Learn about Cool Planet's Vision for a Cleaner Environment, Energy Independence and Improving Agriculture.
How It Works
Cool Planet is poised to revolutionize both the energy and agricultural industries with its clean energy solution. Our patented two-part mechanical and chemical process converts biomass into both carbon negative drop-in gasoline and biochar. This clean renewable fuel can be distributed and used in today’s vehicles with no change to existing infrastructure. The biochar, when sequestered in the ground as a soil enhancer, removes CO2 from the atmosphere while improving the soil for agricultural use.
Cool Planet combines an innovative process with a scalable business model that results in the low-cost production of clean renewable fuel. Cool Planet plans to manufacture and deploy this technology as bio-fractionation stations near concentrated sources of biomass, with each station capable of producing 10 million gallons a year of clean renewable fuel. This approach will create local jobs, open the door to new low-cost investment opportunities in the cellulosic fuel market, and be a scalable solution that will help achieve energy independence.
Another key part of Cool Planet’s clean energy solution is the two important roles of biochar. Biochar, when sequestered in the ground, removes CO2 from the atmosphere and can have a positive impact on agriculture. Results from our biochar research lab and other recent studies at several universities show biochar can substantially increase crop yields while using 30% less water. Biochar acts as a nanosponge, retaining water and nutrients helping to build the soil of existing farmland and opens up new opportunities in using non-arable and marginal land for agricultural purposes.