THE WORLD’S LEADING BIOMASS CARBON REMOVAL DEVELOPER

Transforming Western Australia’s largest weed infestation into carbon-capturing biochar

Transforming Western Australia’s largest weed infestation into carbon-capturing biochar

Our Impact

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Carbon Trailblazers

Carbon Removal (CDR) is essential to limit global warming to 1.5˚C and needs to scale now. By 2050, we need to be removing 10 billion tons of CO2 each year.

Founder Richard Paterson, a visionary in Northern Australia carbon capture opportunities, Biomass Projects is on a mission to make a scalable impact on climate change through Biomass Carbon Removal.

Engineered Carbon Removal

We transform Weeds of National Significance and Invasive Species into high-grade biochar at an industrial scale.

When applied back to the land, biochar increases water retention and soil fertility, restoring the ecosystem to its original state.

The carbon sink created by biochar is captured and stored for circa 1,000 years. This permanent carbon sequestration is critical to reducing global warming.

Engineered Carbon Removal

We transform Weeds of National Significance and Invasive Species into high-grade biochar at an industrial scale.

When applied back to the land, biochar increases water retention and soil fertility, restoring the ecosystem to its original state.

The carbon sink created by biochar is captured and stored for circa 1,000 years. This permanent carbon sequestration is critical to reducing global warming.

Net Zero Transition To Green Steel

The steel industry is one of the largest emitters of CO2, contributing 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Our metallurgical grade of biochar (MetChar) is a sustainable alternative to replace coal in steel production.

Plans are underway to supply the steel industry with industrial scale Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) coal replacement and Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) charcoal replacement.

Net Zero Transition To Green Steel

The steel industry is one of the largest emitters of CO2, contributing 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our metallurgical grade of biochar (MetChar) is a sustainable alternative to replace coal in steel production. Plans are underway to supply the steel industry with industrial scale Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) coal replacement and Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) charcoal replacement.

Our Projects

Our first project is set on 225,000 hectares in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The property is overrun with Australia’s largest mesquite infestation, recognised by government as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS), posing a severe threat to the local ecosystem.

Plans are underway to build the world’s largest biochar production facility on-site. The plant will pyrolyse 10.5 million tonnes of biomass over 20 years, resulting in 10.2 million tonnes of CO2 removal.

The project Carbon Removal is equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from 2.2 million cars or the electricity used in 2 million homes every year.

10 Million High quality

CO2 Removal Certificates

Biomass Projects is an accredited supplier of Carbon Removal Certificates (CORCs) with puro.earth, the world’s leading platform for engineered Carbon Removal.

Our Technology

Biochar production involves heating organic plant matter (biomass) in the absence of oxygen through pyrolysis, which converts it into a stable form of carbon rich charcoal.

Positive Social Impact

Our land restoration program will return the ecosystem to its original landscape that existed prior to the mesquite weed infestation – a long held ambition of the government and community.

We value our strategic partnership with the Wirrawandi Aboriginal Corporation on our first project and acknowledge the Mardudhunera and Yaburara people on whose land this project will operate.

The project aims to offer income and employment opportunities to First Nations Peoples on country. We look forward to building a sustainable, low carbon future with the Mardudhunera and Yaburara people on their ancestral lands.

Meet the Team

Richard Paterson

FOUNDER & CEO

Richard Patterson
FOUNDER & CEO

As the Founder of Biomass Projects, Richard has an extensive background in managing commercial agricultural projects, including in his role as GM of Northern Pastoral Management. He has more than decade of experience working with Traditional Owners in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, and negotiating joint ventures, partnerships, ILUAS, and employment outcomes in mining, agriculture, and supporting industries.

Rick Stefanutti

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING OFFICER

Rick Stefanutti
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY & ENINEERING OFFICER

Rick founded Ideas Engineering Solutions in 1993, and is Australia's leading biomass engineer with experience right across the sector including pyrolysis. Rick recently sold a majority stake in his business Australian Bio Fert to Incitec Pivot for $38M and is currently engaged in a $75M biomass to products production facility. This space is well understood to Rick and his team.

Debra Pearce

HEAD OF ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS

Debra Pearce
HEAD OF ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS

Dr Debra Pearce has provided environmental community, and agricultural development consulting services to Northern Australia since 2010. Dr Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Ecologically Sustainable Development, and a PhD in Geography. Her PhD research focused on WA agricultural development.

Dennis Lin

CHAIRMAN

Dennis Lin
CHAIRMAN

Dennis practised as a solicitor, Chartered Accountant and corporate advisor on equity markets and mergers and acquisitions for over 20 years. He now focuses on high growth businesses, and is the Chair of Synertec Corporation (ASX: SOP). During his involvement on the Board, Synertec successfully developed a carbon transition technology solution, and the company delivered >10 times return for shareholders.

Kristy Carr

DIRECTOR

Kristy Carr
DIRECTOR

Kristy is an experienced executive with a strategic lens and founder mindset. She successfully transitioned from start-up founder through to public company director and CEO of an ASX300 company. Kristy was listed as one of Forbes 2022 Asia's Power Businesswomen and won the 2022 Australian Exporter of the Year award. She maintains extensive network and relationships throughout Asia and North America.