When Roundwood delivers new poles to customers, the used poles are returned to their manufacturing facility.
There, the wood waste is delivered to an Ecoremedy® biomass boiler, which supplies 100% of the steam needed for pressure-treatment of new poles.
Instead of reducing the wood waste to ash, it is converted to carbon-rich biochar.
Water is reclaimed by running the condensed steam through biochar, a natural carbon filter. The biochar can also be returned to the soil to sequester carbon and act as a natural sponge to reduce usage of irrigation water.