We Produce Efficient, Durable Carbon Dioxide Removal

Woody Biomass Storage provides numerous co-benefits:

Woody Biomass Burial (WBS) in a nutshell

A pile of wastewood in a forest, which is known as a "slash pile".

We gather wastewood out of  standing forests that otherwise would exacerbate the risk of uncontrolled wildfire.

We transport wood to a nearby, woodcache.  To minimize emissions we limit the distance the wood can be transported.

We carefully excavate a woodcache and bury the wood.  Careful woodcache engineering keeps the wood away from heat, moisture, and oxygen.   

We revegetate the woodcache site and restore the land its highest and best  purpose within one year.  

We carefully measure what we’ve done through a proprietary Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for hundreds of years.

We Practice Radical Candor

Earning and preserving the public's confidence is our most important responsibility. Nothing matters more.

Our Mission

To deliver the most scalable, most measurable, least speculative, highest yield carbon removal solutions at gigatonne scale with minimal delay and maximal positive impact. 

Check out our Colorado Pilot Project

We removed more than 100 metric tons CO2 in September 2023.  Our Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) indicates the carbon is staying removed

Measurement

We continuously enhance the fundamental advantages of our methodology through investments in world-class sensors and systems.

Reporting

We strive to make decision-relevant information readily available for all of our stakeholders, buyers, and supporters.

Verification

Our investments in technology infrastructure aspire to enable a near-seamless audit process. 

We have come a long way, fast

Woodcache is committed to act with the urgency demanded by the climate crisis.

September 15, 2022

Woodcache PBC Incorporated

We elected the Public Benefit Corporation structure to enshrine a commitment to ethical growth in our foundational governance documents.

September 15, 2022

October 24th, 2022

First Real-World Tests Conducted

Our first 10 test pits allowed us to begin evaluating the effect of different types of woody biomass on pit design while also refining our proprietary sensor suite and approach to data collection.

October 24th, 2022

March 31st, 2023

Pilot Project Design Completed

Insights from months of testing were rapidly incorporated into a precision-engineered project design that closely complies with Puro.earth’s Terrestrial Storage of Biomass (TSB) standard.

March 31st, 2023

July 17th, 2023

Pilot Project Approved By State

Our first commercial-scale project (Codename: Domino) also received county approval at the same time. 

July 17th, 2023

September 21st, 2023

Pilot Project Operations Complete

Our first wood vault is now in complete and awaiting audit.

September 21st, 2023

December 20, 2023

First Quarterly Precision MRV

Our first quarterly precision MRV indicated almost zero methane emissions, and about one third the maximum acceptable carbon dioxide emissions.

December 20, 2023

Our Latest Updates

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MRV in Woody Biomass Storage

Decomposition of wood products buried in landfills

Decomposition of Forest Products Buried in Landfills

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Wood degradation in laboratory scale landfills

Wood Biodegradation in Laboratory-Scale Landfills

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Understanding the utilization of woody biomass through the perspectives of southwest united states forest service land managers: a qualitative study

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Wood waste utilization assessment for the greater taos, new mexico region

Wood Waste Utilization Assessment for the Greater Taos, New Mexico Region

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Sustainable Wood Production: What the Literature Tells Us

Sustainable Wood Procurement: What the Literature Tells Us

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Greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, and urban trees in the United States, 1990-2018

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals From Forest Land, Woodlands, and Urban Trees in the United States, 1990-2018

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A large and persistent carbon sink in the world's forests

A Large and Persistent Carbon Sink in the World’s Forests

The terrestrial carbon sink has been large in recent decades, but its size and location remain uncertain. Using forest inventory data and long-term ecosystem carbon
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The Updated Billion-Ton Resource Assesment

This paper summarizes the results of an update to a resource assessment, published in 2005, commonly referred to as the Billion-Ton Study (BTS). The updated
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Basic Principles of Forest Fuel Reduction Techniques

Basic Principles of Forest Fuel Reduction Treatments

"Not every forest is at risk of uncharacteristically severe wildfire, but drier forests are in need of active management to mitigate fire hazard. We summarize
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The Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the United States

The authors find that wildfires have accounted for as much as half of the most dangerous air pollution particles in some western regions.
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Most Common Questions

We’re proudly committed to helping any interested party create a functional understanding of what we do. If you don’t see an answer to something you’re wondering about, reach out!