Carbon negative factory for Carbon negative renewable energy

I had the idea today that a Carbon negative factory could be built using Carbon negative building materials, based on biochar, and powered by biomass to biochar kilns for heat and power, to power the kiln and provide power to production line equipment. The biochar produced from the kilns could be used to fabricate C-based perovskite PVs and thermal energy blocks made from biochar to store electricity from the PVs and despatch electricity, via 40%+ efficient thermal PVs, on demand for a variety of applications.

Research suggests that biochar, in addition to graphite (Antora Energy), has suitable physical properties for energy storage and release - with the added advantage that it's produced from biomass (waste) and isn't a finite mining resource which graphite is. There's also a possibility of producing graphite directly from biomass, which I am currently researching. There could be a kiln idea brewing...

 

REFERENCES

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-46620-1

https://antoraenergy.com/

https://www.rainbowbeeeater.com.au/

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