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AT LOCOAL, WE
SEEK TO CREATE A
ZERO WASTE & CARBON
NEUTRAL SOCIETY

WE ARE THE EXPERTS IN BIOCHAR INNOVATION

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PREMIUM-SOURCED 100% HARDWOOD

Our hardwood-derived biochar improves moisture and nutrient retention in soil, helping plants grow bigger, stronger, and healthier.
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HIGH-CAPACITY OUTPUT

High-volume production and fast delivery times meet the needs of large farms, hydroponic growers, and soil manufacturers.
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CONSTANT INNOVATION

Partnerships with the University of Texas and Texas A&M allow us to try new things as we push towards a carbon-neutral future.

OUR BIOCHAR SOIL ADDITIVE GROWS WHATEVER IT IS YOU’RE GROWING 20% LARGER, FASTER.

BIOCHAR IS:

  • An organic soil amendment​
  • Permanent; biochar does not decay in the soil like mulch, compost, or humates​
  • Wood that has been heated with low oxygen: a process called pyrolysis​
  • Like charcoal, but is used to enhance soil properties​

BIOCHAR WILL:

  • Address physical limitations of the soil directly: increasing aeration and drainage, decreasing soil compaction and strength​
  • Address the biological and mineral limitations of the soil indirectly: providing space for rooting, habitat for microbes, and surface area for nutrient exchange​
  • Increase the effect of other soil amendments, such as fertilizer, humates, or compost​
  • Increase soil water storage during and after rainfall, reducing stormwater flows​
  • Decrease water runoff from soil during rainfall​
  • Decrease pollutants in stormwater​
  • Sequester atmospheric carbon it contains into the soil for much longer than will compost​
  • Help plants to recover from diseases like phytophthora root rot by correcting the underlying conditions that contribute to the disease
 

NEWS & UPDATES

Biochar innovations, life beyond biochar, and good info on how to be better for our planet.

When does a story begin?

Nathanael Miller | 08.12.2020
When does a story begin? People ask how Locoal became a business and where the ideas came from. Well this is the story. In 2014 our vigilante sustainability minded founder Petey established Locoal Charcoal Company when he purchased his new homestead. A neglected property just out side of Austin on…

Biochar? What’s that?

Petey Peterson | 08.12.2020
What is biochar? That was also where I had to start with my new found calling. Bio and char, it sounded like living charcoal. So I did what all great 21st century entrepreneurs do, look it up on YouTube. Thus began my YouTube-University research into biochar. For those seeking scientific…

The Milestone

Petey Peterson | 08.12.2020
During the spring of 2018, I hit a personal goal of diverting more than 1 million pounds of organic waste from landfills using the pyrolysis process in retorts I had build. The materials consisted of landscaping waste, carpenter waste, real estate development waste, sawmill waste, and pallet waste. With products…

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WHEN DOES A STORY START?

Before there was LOCOAL, there was Petey.


In 2014 our vigilante sustainability minded founder Petey established Locoal Charcoal Company after he purchased his new homestead. A neglected property just out side of Austin on eight old growth acres on the Lower Colorado River. The previous owners were both researchers and held PhDs in Anthropology. Dr Judy Josserand and her husband chose the property because Native Americans had employed the land to run their cattle across the river and into the plains every spring. Perched at the top of the riverbed sat an old-growth pecan tree, estimated to be 200 years old. It was under this tree where Dr Josserand deciphered the Mayan and Olmec hieroglyphs. Under this tree is a special place. Under this tree dreams have been created, visualized, and completed. It was under this tree where Petey too began chasing his dreams.

In November 9, 2015, Petey was laid off from a startup. Like many before him he found himself sitting down beside the old Pecan Tree listening to the sound of the leaves through the breeze. During his first meditation session beneath her branches He asked, “Hey, Pecan Tree, what’s your favorite band?” She responded, “The Almond Brothers!” A sucker for puns, and a fan of the Almand Brothers, Petey thought of the lyrics, “Crossroads seem to come and go,” as a great description of this magical spot beneath this old pecan tree. Those lyrics came from the song “Melissa.”

“Melissa!” Petey said. “Your name must be Melissa!” After a few meditation sessions under Melissa, Petey finally had to ask, “What am I supposed to do next?” Melissa replied, “Biochar.” “Bio-what?” Petey asked. Melissa replied, “Biochar.” And Petey heard his calling.