SuperChar: The Future of Plant-Based Charcoal
SuperChar Limited is a new Australian company that is offering a unique
concept to the world. One of the major issues that our world is facing is the
destruction of rainforests, mangroves, and many diverse timber species. A good portion of this destruction is caused by companies that produce traditional charcoal.
Over the last thirty years, more than 42,000,000,000 trees have been
destroyed, with a major portion of these burnt to satisfy the never-ending
increase in the worldwide demand for charcoal. SuperChar is looking to really
push the corporate and social responsibilities of other major players within the
charcoal industry by producing one of the most sustainable and
environmentally friendly green products. SuperChar has claimed that it will save the destruction of 750,000 trees annually through the production of its sustainable renewable plant-based green charcoal.
To me, even a smaller amount of savings of trees in this world today is a major contribution to a pathway towards a greener world. For centuries, charcoal has been produced by burning old-growth trees, but SuperChar understands the importance of safekeeping our Earth’s resources. Corporations choose to blame those who create the huge demand, but SuperChar is here to provide a clear solution that avoids the need for further corporate excuses in pursuing greener alternatives.
Creating charcoal from a plant that is not within any global food chain, or a
protected species, has seen substantial research in the past 10 years, as the
the theory behind it makes sense. Over the past seven years, research by experts has focussed on utilizing Bana Grass, a robust improved grass that has vast potential to improve animal production through high protein silage (feed) and to produce plant-based green charcoal. The grass was originally developed in South Africa as a cross between Pennisetum purpureum and Pennisetum Americanum and was widely
used as livestock feed.