Frequently Asked Questions

What is Biochar?

Biochar is any biomass that is heated or burned and turned into a charcoal looking substance. Not all biochar is the same in quality.

How do I use Biochar and what will it do for me?

Biochar is very easy to use. You simply mix it in with the soil near the plants as you are planting. Biochar is most effective during the early portion of crops life cycle, but has been shown to have a positive effect thought the growing cycle. If you’re a conventional farmer/gardener wait 30-45 days after applying your chemical fertilizers as they have the capacity to kill the beneficial microbes in our inoculated biochar.   Organic farmers & gardeners can apply any time. Biochar as a soil amendment, will increase your crop yields, increase the amount of flowers pr/plant, and reduce the amount of fertilizers and pesticides needed. In addition there are new studies proving that growing crops with biochar result in more nutritious food. Biochar also helps your farm or garden do its part in reducing nutrient runoff, which contributes to many environmental problems. Biochar has other uses as well. It has been shown to reduce nitrous oxide in grazing fields by up to 70% allowing for a much quicker field recovery time. There are additional signs that adding biochar to livestock feed may help reduce methane emissions.

When is the best time to use Genesis Biochar?

Biochar can be administered at any time during the growing cycle. The best time to start using is 3 weeks after plants begin sprouting.

How much biochar should I use?

It is recommended that you apply 1 ton of biochar for every acre of land for conventional farm use, and a ratio of 1-to-6 biochar to compost for home garden applications.

What are the typical results of using Biochar?

The typical results from biochar are dramatically increased yields, decreased use of fertilizers, better tasting food, and increased nutritional value of food.

What is pyrolysis?

Pyrolysis is a thermo chemical decomposition of organic materials at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis typically occurs under pressure and at operating temperatures above 430 °C (800 °F).

How is pyrolysis different from gasification?

At the very basic level gasification differs from pyrolysis in a few very distinct ways. Gasification is a more energy-dependent process; it requires more energy and in some cases an external energy source to sustain the process. Many pyrolysis processes are self-sustaining after the initial warm-up period. The other significant difference is the presence of oxygen during the thermal reaction. The gasification process regulates varying levels of oxygen used during the reaction while pyrolysis operates in a low to absent oxygen environment. In terms of generating biochar, pyrolysis is the superior approach.

What is Terra Preta?

Terra Preta, or “black earth” is the name given to the soils found in the Amazon basin that were still producing food 500 years after being created.

What are inoculants and why are they in Genesis Biochar?

We utilize a unique blend of organic micronutrients, pro-biotic bacteria and fungi, to supercharge our biochar and generate better crop yields, healthier soil and greater nutritional value of the crops

Who is Genesis Industries?

Genesis Industries is an innovative company focused on providing the highest quality biochar, wood vinegar, and poultry condensate made from non-toxic feed stocks to consumers. Our goals are to deliver high quality carbon and aid in rebuilding the farming community, jobs in America, and enjoyment of the home garden. Genesis will increase revenues locally while reducing the carbon footprint by utilizing these amazing soil amendments.

What does Genesis Sell/Provide?

Genesis Industries is in the business of distributing biochar, wood and poultry vinegar to farmers and home and garden enthusiasts to utilize these new powerful tools that increase crop growth, reduce the use of conventional and or organic fertilizers while simultaneously reducing chemical pesticides.

How established is Genesis Industries in the marketplace?

Our company is in the process of establishing itself in the biochar, wood vinegar and poultry condensate market.

How do I contact Genesis? Fill out the order form to purchase your biochar. If you are interested in investment co-venture opportunities please send an email to

Do you sell pyrolysis machines?

Genesis will engage in a wide array of co-ventures to deliver machines that give our company a benefit beyond the small margin of profits made in selling pyrolysis machines.  We are currently manufacturing our next two machines but our pyrolysis units are handmade and we do not, at this time, have the capacity to mass-produce machines.

How much biomass can one CR2 unit process?

Our current CR-2 Genesis Machine can convert approximately 660lbs of feedstock input pr/hour generating approximately 1.2 million pounds of biochar output pr/year running 24/7, 325 days a year.

What’s the expected lifespan of the CR2 unit?

10-15 years.

Who is BES and how are they associated with Genesis?

Genesis partnered with our inventor BES LLC a unique group of farmers and engineers. Genesis has signed an exclusive license to their patent pending technology to manufacture and distribute these machines

Can I purchase non-inoculated Genesis Biochar?

Yes.  You can inoculate or compost your biochar on your own.

How do I invest in Genesis Industries?

We are looking for investors who have the capability to invest over $10 million dollars and/or co-venture partners to utilize our technology and marketing background

to establish Genesis satellites. We are currently exploring this in the Americas, throughout Europe and certain regions of Asia that can provide the protection of our technology and generate the revenues to make it worthwhile for both entities to prosper.

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