Our Projects

The Next 150 achieves effective outcomes in with proven results in sustainability projects.

At The Next 150, we are results-driven and committed to achieving sustainability objectives. With a proven record of previous successes, we invest in and develop projects that have positive environmental and financial outcomes.

Leading the way in Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management through Biochar innovations.

General Biochar Systems (GBS) is a fully integrated biochar production company that also generates high quality Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) credits

Its first project, situated in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, was inaugurated in May 2023, and is strategically designed to refine AgriWaste streams from crops like corn, wheat, and sorghum.

Our driving purpose at GBS is to foster sustainable agricultural practices while simultaneously addressing the pressing challenges of climate change. We achieve this through the production and utilization of biochar derived from agricultural residues. In line with our commitment to innovation and sustainability, we are continuously advancing proprietary methodologies to enhance the efficiency, affordability, and scalability of biochar production.

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Maria Isabel GTO

"With companies like GBS, the region thrives in the purpose of migrating from manufacturing to mind-facturing, as innovation works for society and the environment alike."

María Isabel Ortiz Mantilla

Secretary of the Environment of the State of Guanajuato

GBS in numbers

Some facts about the General Biochar Systems plant

Project established in partnership with the Irrigation District 011, which has over 23,000 farmer members and over 100,000 ha under irrigation.

GBS is recognized as one of the top 3 companies leading the waste valorization initiative in the state of Guanjauato – and the only one with a specific focus on biomass.

60,000 MT

Metric tons of waste biomass processed per year

18,000 MT

Metric tons of biochar produced

30,000 tCO2e

TCO2e Carbon Credits


Direct employment


Indirect employment

Let’s work together

“GBS's path to scale focuses on aligning interests among stakeholders across the agricultural supply chain. This project sets a benchmark for what can be achieved through a coordinated effort between public agencies, civil societies and the private sector in the maturing carbon removal industry.”


Biochar applications

Some facts about the General
Biochar Systems plant.

Direct applications




Sustainable Construction Materials

Renewable Fuel

Niche applications

Wastewater Treatment

Animal Feed

Graphene Production

GBS plant photo gallery

Explore our journey in images.