Designing business to solve the stubble burning problem in India using biochar systems.
As reported by BBC, stubble burning has been a major cause of air pollution in Northern India. Every year farmers from Punjab and Haryana state of India burn the leftover stubble in the farm to clear soil for next crop. This cause huge air pollution in the state as well as the smoke clouds travel as much as 250 km to reach national capital Delhi and add to the toxic haze. Pyropower aims to introduce biochar systems for contributing to stubble management.
Biochar is a carbon rich compound, a product of pyrolysis of biomass. As biomass is pyrolysed, carbon is stored within the biomass, in solid form, thus making biochar a carbon negative solution. The biochar then has multiple applications, one of which is mixing in the soil to improve its yield. Thus biochar is a trusted way of carbon sequestration as carbon remains in the soil for many more years to come. Biochar systems is a combination of different sectors that complement each other to produce biochar. Biochar systems address waste management by using bio-waste as input, address energy sector by producing heat energy, generate carbon credits and produce biochar as a valuable output. Implementing biochar systems usually benefits these 4 sectors.
What is the project,
Who are involved,
What is the real problem faced by farmers in Haryana considering stubble management
What can be the ideal solution for stubble management considering biochar systems
What can the feasible solution to solve stubble management problem and a viable option for Pyropower
Which other actors are needed to build the business?
What is the value exchange between the actors
Business model canvas
Project setup, lead generation, activity planning, documentation, gantt charts
The project is currently under NDA. Please get in touch with me for more information on the project.