POWERFUL CATALYSTs FOR WATER and nutrient efficiency IN SOIL
Persist™ Premium Biochar holds more water and nutrients in the soil to help naturally rebuild the soil and make it more drought-resistant to allow plants to thrive.
Persist™ PAF is a 100% bio-based liquid that may enhance plant growth by improving plant nutrient uptake and increasing microbial populations in soil.
Persist Third Party Validation
The foundation for healthy plants and soil.
Saving water, reducing the impact of drought.
Let’s reverse climate change.
- Every ton of Persist biochar removes three equivalent tons of CO2 from the atmosphere helping to reverse global warming.
- Persist products are made by VGrid, an innovative clean energy company producing sustainable electricity from agricultural and forestry waste.
- This green energy reduces our reliance on dirty fossil fuels while decreasing landfill waste.
Third-Party Trial Results
Made from natural processes
Natural benefits for a variety of applications
How VGrid is fighting climate change with Persist
Persist™ PAF and Biochar provide a 14% yield increase in marketable strawberries per acre.
- Outdoor production trial conducted by Holden Research and Consulting (Ventura County, California, U.S.A.); September – December 2022.
- Before planting, Persist™ Biochar was placed in the slot at a rate of 480 lbs/acre. Persist™ PAF liquid was applied at 1% dilution with a backpack sprayer at a total rate of 3.5 gal/acre (four applications total).
- Results compared to grower’s standard regimen. At planting, all treatments received controlled release fertilizer and in-season applications of nitrogen and phosphorous, along with foliar pest control.
Persist treatment produces 7% more soybean plants per acre and 4% larger plants.
The Persist™ Biochar Difference
Persist biochar is manufactured in a high-temperature gasification process that maximizes the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the biomass. This proprietary process also yields a biochar with greater than 90% fixed carbon content, which is significantly higher than most other brands of biochar. Persist has low ash content, consistent particle size distribution, and is made from 100% California-grown waste pistachio shells, which would otherwise go to the landfill.
Persist’s proprietary high-temperature production process also creates an extremely porous biochar with an intricate network of microscopic pores, cavities, and channels. The result is a massive “surface area-to-volume” ratio, which maximizes the water holding capacity and nutrient binding capabilities. One ounce of Persist™ in fact has a surface area equal to 1-1/2 football fields. Persist’s surface area of 200-300 m2/g compares to other biochar at <20 m2/g.
Biochar is an effective method for capturing carbon that would otherwise enter the atmosphere. But how much carbon is captured and for how long is not the same for all biochar. Persist is over 90% fixed carbon, meaning that more carbon is captured per pound compared to others. Additionally, if the oxygen-to-carbon (O:C) ratio of biochar is less than 0.2, then the half-life is greater than 1,000 years. With an O:C ratio of 0.05, Persist provides significantly longer sequestration.
Biochar saves water, reducing the impact of drought.
49 Day Drought Trial with Flowers
A series of studies were conducted to evaluate the water holding capacity of biochar. In one, flowers were planted in two self-watering pots, which were then top-watered and filled.
After 15 days, the water level indicator in the non-biochar planter dropped significantly but remained virtually unchanged in the biochar-amended planter, even after 30 full days of no water.
After 49 days of no additional watering, the flowers in the biochar-amended pot were still in bloom and the leaves were green and healthy. Flowers in the non-biochar pot were dead.
NEW Micronized biochar for fertigation, drip irrigation, and foliar spray systems.
- Carefully screened particles less than 75 microns (0.075 mm) designed for liquid suspension and application.
- Enhances dispersibility of biochar in soil for more precise nutrient delivery while reducing loss from volatilization.
- Micronized particles further improve water retention, nutrient availability, and microbial activity in soils.
Persist™ Continues Its Impressive Run of Third-Party Crop Trials With a 15% Increase in Pepper Yield
Yield increase results in a net ROI gain to the grower over $4,800 per acre. VGrid has announced its latest crop trial results: a 15% yield increase in peppers per acre and a 13% overall increase in harvested weight per acre when using Persist™ Premium Biochar, and...
Persist™ Now Offers Micronized Biochar, Making it Ideal for Precision Fertigation and Liquid Spray Applications
Persist™ Premium Biochar is now available in a new formulation: Micronized Biochar. This ultra-fine biochar, screened for precise particle sizes less than 75 microns (0.075 mm), can be suspended in liquid, and conveniently applied through fertigation, drip irrigation,...
VGrid Energy Systems announces today it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label for its Persist™ PAF liquid plant and soil enhancer. Persist™ PAF is a unique blend of organic acids and natural compounds. Academic research...
New ‘Green Bull’ Liquid Lawn and Garden Fertilizer From Persist™ Supports Healthy Lawns and a Healthy Planet Persist™ Green Bull is a new liquid plant fertilizer with a powerful blend of iron, nitrogen, and Persist’s proprietary blend of organic acids and beneficial...
The IBI Biochar Certification Program is a voluntary initiative that allows biochar producers to prove their product's adherence to the rigorous criteria set forth by the IBI Biochar Standards. Designed for soil application, these standards ensure that biochar...
VGrid Energy Systems announced today that its Persist™ Premium Biochar is available for sale nationwide on Lowes.com. Now, lawn owners, gardeners, and indoor plant lovers can order online directly from Lowe’s, mix the soil enhancer into any plant soil, and enjoy...
VGrid Energy Systems and Persist Products welcome Craig Vossler as our new Sales Manager for Agricultural Products. In this role, he will oversee business development and sales for VGrid’s growing line of products for agriculture applications. Vossler has served in...
VGrid Energy was featured in the annual listing of companies that are at the forefront of providing biochar solutions and transforming businesses. VGrid Energy Systems: Turning Agricultural Waste into Bioenergy and Bio goods Rising temperatures, extreme weather...
Want to see how Persist™ Biochar and PAF can enhance your strawberries? Contact us today.A 14.25% yield increase was achieved in marketable strawberries produced per acre.VGrid announced this week the results of a recently completed strawberry production trial by...
Major wildfires, blistering heat waves, and a diminishing water supply are wreaking havoc on winemaking regions around the world. For California, where winemaking is a $100 billion industry, employing hundreds of thousands of workers, the drought conditions have...
It’s no secret that composting is good for the environment, and while the process has been around for thousands of years, innovations in composting operations are creating stronger end-products that are helping to reverse climate change. While the transformation of...
Jeff Norton, vice president of business development for V-Grid Energy Systems, says biochar — a captured carbon produced from agricultural waste — offers lawn care operators (LCOs) a way to get more out of their fertilizers as prices continue to soar. Jeff Norton...