Benefits & Uses of Biochar

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CC 101

Start Date

16-10-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

16-10-2013 11:30 AM

Session Description

Co-location synergies: Biomethane & Biochar Production: John Medeima, BioLogical Carbon

Biochar Filters Impact on Anaerobic Digestion: Matthew Smith, WSU

http://youtu.be/RILS6wS3qWk

The Benefits of a Manure-based Biochar: Mike McGolden

http://youtu.be/t1hVgolalRI

Biochar has been in existence for thousands of years. However, it has only been in the past decade that there has been a resurgence in the thirst for knowledge about biochar and research into how it is made and its impact on the environment.

This resurgence has brought about a tremendous amount of research and a rapid growth in education among the general population about biochar – especially in the past 5 years. However, this history and almost all of the research has been with wood-based biochars. The use of manure as the feedstock to produce biochar is very limited; but the benefits are significant and also different from those of traditional wood-based biochars. The nutrient composition of the biochar from manure offers additional benefits not seen from other biochars. It also has a virtually unlimited supply of feedstock and in volumes that allow for larger systems without costly transportation of fuel. On the other hand, the use of manure as a fuel presents some technological challenges that wood does not.

Environmentally and economically, manure-based biochar can provide the solution to many of the problems facing agriculture today.

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Mike McGolden has been the President of Coaltec Energy since it began in 2000 and has been involved in the development of the company, its projects and the evolvement of its technology since that time. With an engineering background and over 20 years of experience managing large production operations, Mike brings practical and operating expertise to a technology-based company.

 
Oct 16th, 10:00 AM Oct 16th, 11:30 AM

Manure Management & Biochar

CC 101

Co-location synergies: Biomethane & Biochar Production: John Medeima, BioLogical Carbon

Biochar Filters Impact on Anaerobic Digestion: Matthew Smith, WSU

http://youtu.be/RILS6wS3qWk

The Benefits of a Manure-based Biochar: Mike McGolden

http://youtu.be/t1hVgolalRI

Biochar has been in existence for thousands of years. However, it has only been in the past decade that there has been a resurgence in the thirst for knowledge about biochar and research into how it is made and its impact on the environment.

This resurgence has brought about a tremendous amount of research and a rapid growth in education among the general population about biochar – especially in the past 5 years. However, this history and almost all of the research has been with wood-based biochars. The use of manure as the feedstock to produce biochar is very limited; but the benefits are significant and also different from those of traditional wood-based biochars. The nutrient composition of the biochar from manure offers additional benefits not seen from other biochars. It also has a virtually unlimited supply of feedstock and in volumes that allow for larger systems without costly transportation of fuel. On the other hand, the use of manure as a fuel presents some technological challenges that wood does not.

Environmentally and economically, manure-based biochar can provide the solution to many of the problems facing agriculture today.