Carbon Removal Project

Planboo - Sri Lanka Biocharge

This project enables more landowners to start restoring soil health, improving crop yields in turn and providing much-needed foreign income through carbon finance.

CARBON Removal Method





Sri Lanka



Vintage year

2023, 2024

Planboo - Sri Lanka Biocharge


This project has successfully been implemented in large Sri Lankan tea, cinnamon, and rubber plantations, aiming to educate local farmers on enhancing compost production through biochar development. The pilot project demonstrated scalability across the country and tropical regions, encompassing kiln design, fabrication, and the discovery of optimal organic liquid compost blends. In response to challenges posed by escalating fertilizer prices and government restrictions on chemical fertilizers, the initiative provides a sustainable and cost-effective alternative for agricultural practices. By integrating biochar into their farming methods, Sri Lankan farmers can reduce reliance on costly chemical fertilizers and promote soil health in an environmentally friendly manner. The project utilizes waste biomass from cinnamon sticks and rubber wood as feedstock.

Source: Planboo
Planboo - Sri Lanka Biocharge


Our pilot project with Elpitiya was the first project to ever generate a carbon removal credit in Sri Lanka. The country has faced challenges related to increasing fertiliser prices and governmental restrictions on chemical fertilisers. This has led to a need for sustainable and cost-effective alternatives in agricultural practices.By incorporating biochar into farming practices, Sri Lankan farmers can reduce their reliance on expensive chemical fertilisers and enhance soil health in a sustainable manner

Source: Planboo
Planboo - Sri Lanka Biocharge


Planboo is a values-driven team doing things a little differently. We have built our solution from the ground up, moving from Europe to live and work in the tropics allowed us to truly understand how we can create long-lasting change for both people and planet. Our solution combines innovative technology and ancient farming practices to bring real time data and tales of carbon transformation from our projects. By nurturing biochar projects in the tropic, we channel carbon finance to areas of the world affected most by climate crisis.

Partnering with Klimate was a natural step for Planboo. From early conversations, it was clear they understood the challenges and importance of developing carbon removal projects in the tropics. Their commitment to offtake carbon credits is pivotal for the growth projects in a nascent industry.

Freddie Catlow
Planboo - Sri Lanka Biocharge


We are biocharging our way towards a more equal, more resilient future - our biochar projects across the tropics are just a piece in the puzzle, yet a powerful tool towards systematic change. Our company's belief is that great minds don’t think alike, and our vision is a world where, and our vision is a future where those differences are celebrated and used to tackle challenges in nuanced, inclusive ways - for people and for planet.

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