Current Leading Substrates

Growing substrates are a major burden on our planet and contribute to many of the issues we experience in today’s environment. As the global population is perpetually expanding, demand for leading substrates concurrently increases, placing even greater strain on the environment.

Peat Moss

Peatlands are a type of wetland that are critical for preventing and mitigating the effects of climate change, preserving biodiversity, minimizing flood risk, and ensuring safe drinking water.

Peatlands are a significant nature-based solution to combat climate change and achieve other sustainable development goals.

Super Peat, Hero or Villain?

Carbon Store

Peatlands are the largest natural terrestrial carbon store.They store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined.

Carbon Emitter

Drained peatlands and degrading activities are estimated to release 1.9 gigatons of CO2e annually. This accounts for 5% of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

Stone Wool

Stone wool is potentially worse for the environment and users than peat. 

It is manufactured at over 2,000℃ through a process that heavily pollutes the environment and areas surrounding the manufacturing plants. Health concerns are relevant for those handling the product. 

This product is a one-use-only product and does not break down in landfills, polluting the earth even further through its disposal.

Recycling options are also polluting, taking a product that is already bad for the environment and making it even worse. for more information

Coconut Coir

Manufacturing is destructive to the environment, as well as harmful to the people working in the manufacturing plants. The physical nature of coconut coir is inconsistent, will degrade with time and may contain salt and chemical residues from the manufacturing process.


Recently, biochar has been hailed as a product that can significantly combat climate change while being used as a growing media supplement. 

Although biochar is a good tool to fight climate change, at best, some biochars can be used to reduce the use of other growing mediums like peat moss by up to 20% before they become toxic to the plant.

Biochar is a byproduct of pyrolysis or gasification, a process of anaerobically burning organic materials and waste, typically for energy production. As a byproduct, the durability and chemistry of biochar varies depending on the front-end feedstock used to power the pyrolysis process. This inconsistency leads to varying qualities of biochar, and confusion in the growing industry.

Mixture By Volume < 20%


Biochar is severely limited by its chemistry, physical makeup, and consistency


Biochar becomes toxic to plants at certain concentrations


Biochar is not a solution for the displacement of peat, coconut coir, or stone wool


Soon-to-be legacy products are not consistent due to manufacturing practices or varying global feedstock. Inconsistencies lead to pests, disease, and greatly increase the risk of contamination.

Pure Life Carbon’s Advanced Carbons

Purpose-designed Advanced Carbons are manufactured from upstream primary product outputs

Absolute Carbon

Advanced Carbon Soil Augment for Turf Management or Blended Substrates which can be blended up to 40% by volume

Charged Carbon

A stand-alone growing substrate to replace current and legacy products like Peat Moss, Coconut Coir, and Stone Wool

Ecosystem Products

To enhance or support the use of Advanced Carbon products. New technologies such as containers, propagation mediums, and sensors

Unsolvable Problems – Solved


Charged Carbon reduces or eliminates crop loss from root-based pests.


Our product is reusable indefinably with no end of life.


We can cut transport costs by up to 90%.


Our product is the only carbon-negative option available to growers.


3rd party certified for contaminants and consistency.

Pests & Bugs

Pests and bugs are one of the top crop killers in the world. PLC’s Advanced Carbon products drastically decrease the risks associated with bugs and pests.

Pests & Bugs

Organics in soil or soilless growing mediums are food for pests

Pests & Bugs

The physical environment of growing mediums are friendly and comfortable for them to live in

Pests & Bugs

Pests target plant roots within growing medium

Advanced Carbons

Advanced Carbons do not contain an accessible food source for pests

Advanced Carbons

The glass-like and sharp surfaces of the interior cavities of PLC’s Advanced Carbons create a dangerous environment for pests to live in or move through while attempting to feed on plant roots

Advanced Carbons

Plant roots are inaccessible to pests in Advanced Carbons

Charged Carbon VS. Peat

60M+ cubic meters of peat is consumed by the agricultural industry on an annual basis.


Currently, there is no commercially viable, environmentally responsible replacement for peat through farming, mining, or manufacturing processes


Growers will typically see a minimum 33% reduction of the required growing substrate when using Charged Carbon vs. peat


A plant that requires 3L of peat to grow will only use 2L of Charged Carbon


Peat and other growing substrates are single use products


Charged Carbon gets supercharged with microbes, nutrients, water, and air, making it an ideal product for re-use. There is no known end-of-life due to its durability


Approximately 15% by volume is required as a ‘top-up’ when re-using the product in a controlled environment. Reducing product needs by 85% on re-use


Clean & Contaminant Free


The Advantage



Advanced Carbon Products

Pure Life Carbon’s Advanced Carbons are specifically manufactured to be consistent in chemistry and quality.  Each batch comes with a certificate of analysis, backed by 3rd party testing.

“Absolutely Just Carbon”

ABSOLUTE CARBON is made from a premium horticulture grade bamboo feedstock. It is highly stable, low in density, and very porous.

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THE ADVANTAGE: Consistent, clean, durable, increased production, reduced water & nutrient requirements, healthier plants, and permanent carbon store.
USES: Blended Substrate (up to 40% by volume), Turf Management, Urban Landscaping, Vine Crops, Orchards, Field Crops, Animal Supplement, Water Filtration.
Absolute Carbon is used as a soil amendment and as raw material to create Pure Life Carbon’s flagship product, Charged Carbon.

Charged Carbon



[ Safety Data Sheet ] 

THE ADVANTAGE: Reusable, consistent, clean, durable, reduced growing risk, quicker crop cycles, decreased loss, reduced labor, reduced water & nutrient requirements, healthier plants, lower production costs, and permanent carbon
CHARGED CARBON is designed to be a porous container to hold nutrients, water, and beneficial microbials, helping plants grow in much smaller volumes of substrate.
GROWERS typically see a minimum 21% reduction of the required growing substrate when using Charged Carbon vs. Peat Moss. 
USES: Soilless Growing Medium, Soil Amendment

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