Production and Characterization of Slow Pyrolysis Biochar

F. Ronsse, S. Van Hecke, R. Nachenius & W. Prins
Biochar is charred material produced from biomass, i.e. by means of pyrolysis, with the intention to be used as a soil amendment and as a method to permanently store CO2 in the soil. In this study, the effect of slow pyrolysis process conditions and biomass feedstock type on key characteristics of the produced biochar was studied. Feedstocks included pine wood, wheat straw, green waste and dried algae while process conditions investigated during batch, slow pyrolysis...