Innovative Biochar Technology Gains U.S. Patent
Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company that developed and markets Engineered Biocarbon technology products, was recently issued of U.S. Patent No. 9809502 for its Enhanced Biochar by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Enhanced Biochar is a primary component of Cool Planet’s Engineered Biocarbon technology. When used in soil-plant systems, Engineered Biocarbon technology works to support soil vitality and add value in specialty and commodity crop farming, turf and lawn care, tree transplanting, nursery and ornamental operations, green roofing, and LEEZ/SITES certification projects. Cool Planet’s premier product, Cool Terra Organic, features Engineered Biocarbon technology and is available for sale through Cool Planet’s extensive distribution network.
The patent provides intellectual property protection in the U.S. for biochar products created using the company’s Engineered Biocarbon technology. With the recent issuance for Enhanced Biochar, Cool Planet has obtained more than 35 patents that cover a broad range of applications.
“This patent validates and protects our technology and ensures that Cool Planet will remain a leader in carbon-based soil health products for years to come,” says Jim Loar, CEO of Cool Planet. “We have made significant investments in R&D to commercialize a biochar-based product that provides growers and producers with a reliable and consistent product to improve soil health and increase crop yields. We’re proud and thankful that our hard work has been recognized and that our Enhanced Biochar is now patented and protected.”
The composition of matter patent protects key physical and chemical properties of Enhanced Biochar, which have been identified as critical for effective and beneficial biochar performance. The proprietary Enhanced Biochar production process controls for properties such as particle size distribution, total porosity, dioxin levels, pH, and other material attributes to provide a high-impact and consistent carbon-rich material. Conversely, raw biochar, while known for its soil enhancing characteristics, does not always benefit soil, and can behave inconsistently based on its material attributes.
Cool Planet has put together a video that explains how Cool Terra works to support soil health, and its impact in production agriculture.