Pyrolysis Biochar Systems - Pilot-scale Pyrolysis Plant for 'Specified Biochar' Production

P. Brownsort, K. Crombie, Maš & J. Turrión-Gómez
This paper describes the research and technology strategy of the UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC) in pursuing its objectives towards production of ‘specified biochar’. It outlines the research questions being tackled and describes the portfolio of process equipment developed, spanning laboratory scale, small­scale continuous and pilot­scale reactors. The range of biomass feedstocks studied is outlined and pyrolysis biochar yields are compared across scales and feedstocks. The importance of biochar stability is highlighted and test methods...