Maintaining and restoring forests while also reducing hazards can result in significant amounts of biomass. Introducing biochar production in lieu of burning slash piles can offer both economic and environmental benefits. Three researchers from the U.S. Forestry Service, Dr. Deb Page-Dumroese, Dr. Nate Anderson and Dr. Ted Bilek will discuss why forestry operations should consider on-site biochar production. A brief review of results from using biochar on forest, range and mine site trials conducted by the U.S. Forestry Service will be included.
Key supply chain and economic aspects of biochar production based on recent field studies and examination of biochar as both a co-product and primary product will be presented. The discussion will include production scenarios for a range of scales from small (25 kg per hour) to large enterprises (2500 kg per hour) using woody biomass as feedstock.
On-site biochar production can help improve the economics of biomass from felling and reduce transportation needs. The economics of a small-scale near-forest biochar system will be discussed, along with minimum selling prices, and opportunities to improve margins.
Cost: Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members
Date: February 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT
Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.
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