The stable carbon matrix of Genesis Biochar has all kinds of interesting properties. This absorbent carbon matrix can hold on to things – water, air, metals and organic chemicals. It also has unique thermal and electrical properties that are still being explored. Finally, the highly porous physical structure of biochar provides habitat for microorganisms. With so many different properties, it has a lot of different uses, but one function that all biochar applications share is carbon sequestration. By fixing easily degradable plant carbon into long-lasting charcoal, carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. This is by far the most important reason for the use of biochar.