Char & Biochar

The potential for char is summarized in West Biofuels' paper covering the subject.

Char and biochar are outputs from gasifiers.  Depending on feedstock and how the gasifiers are configured, Advanced Gasification can either eliminate char altogether or produce up to 30% by volume.  Char looks similar to wood charcoal, but varies in size and chemical content.

Char can be used for a variety of purposes and can be valuable depending on its end use, which ranges from filtration medium ("activated charcoal") to use as a soils supplement and more. 

Our partners West Biofuels' summary of the current state of char's potential points out that high values are possible, but this depends greatly on the feedstock.  For more information contact Pivotal.

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