Greenwood Village, Colo. – Agricultural technology company Cool Planet announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9809502 for Enhanced Biochar by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent provides intellectual property protection in the U.S. for biochar products created using the company’s Engineered Biocarbon technology. With the recent issuance for Enhanced Biochar, Cool Planet has obtained more than 35 patents that cover a broad range of applications.
“This patent validates and protects our technology and ensures that Cool Planet will remain a leader in carbon-based soil health products for years to come,” said Jim Loar, Cool Planet’s CEO. “We have made significant investments in R&D to commercialize a biochar-based product that provides growers and producers with a reliable and consistent product to improve soil health and increase crop yields. We’re proud and thankful that our hard-work has been recognized and that our Enhanced Biochar is now patented and protected.”
Enhanced Biochar is a main component of Cool Terra, the company’s main product that was designed to enhances soil health and increase grower outcomes.
The proprietary Enhanced Biochar production process controls for properties such as particle size distribution, total porosity, dioxin levels, pH, and other material attributes to provide a high-impact and consistent carbon-rich material. The alternative, raw biochar, while known for its soil enhancing characteristics, does not always benefit soil, and can behave inconsistently based on its material attributes.