Biochar and biomass pyrolysis

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  1. Michaelangelica

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    Dear Newcroft
    Contact Adriana Downie at BEST Energies Somersby (Central Coast NSW). She is straight talking, knowdgeable honest and probably the best person in Oz to ask about Pyrolosis sytems and $$$s. Sometimes I think she puts too much empasis on the potential downside of investing in pyrolisis. There is so much on the upside.
    BEST have a pilot plant running and have just been bought out by the Yanks who are running around the world buying up this tecnology
    Also The Engineriing (materials?) department at UNSW Kensington Sydney.

    Some other perhaps useful resources
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    Thanks Michael,

    I read with interest the project by The Rainforest Information Centre, Lismore to design a small scale pyrolosis unit.

    https://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/projec ... %20APE.htm

    And now they have significant funding to help them...
    https://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/projec ... elease.htm
     
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    I always thought that researchers were poor down at heel students
    And this is technology I haven't seen before that may interest you
    Thanks to Erich Knight for these links.
     
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    https://yass.yourguide.com.au/news/local ... 58695.aspx
     
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    this was just emailed to me
    Sorry i don't have the URL
    But i will leave in email address if you want to follow it up

    A good DIY projects for someone??

    Sorry security locked document
    from
    BioEnergy Planet Inc
    BioEnergy Planet
    Location: MA, US
    Speaker: Luda Kopeikina
    Title: CEO
    Primary Industry: Bio Energy
    Executive Summary: A BioWaste-to-Energy company, BioEnergy Planet, provides poultry farmers a simple onsite service to convert poultry waste to renewable energy (oil and gas) and slow release organic fertilizer.
    A prototype is currently operating at a poultry farm. Recent NSDA report states: “Poultry waste disposal remains a major issue confronting the industry”. Over 300 million tons of poultry waste is produced in the US alone. Continuous use of poultry litter as fertilizer, how it has been commonly used, creates a serious environmental problem of water contamination.
    The company is commercializing a patent pending, pollution free, fast process technology.
    Venture is: A-Round

    https://alum.mit.edu/volunteering/profil ... eikina.jsp
    Can you read German?
    https://www.pik-potsdam.de/members/hlotze/projects
    Australia has more chooks per head of population than anyone!

    Might be Yank BS?
     
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    UNCCD Submission to Cimate Change/UNFCCC AWG-LCA 5
    The Drylands constitute a significant sink for carbon, and they have potential to further increase carbon sequestration given their current degraded status and expanse. Recognizing this potential, the UNCCD secretariat is proposing that policy actions should take into account carbon contained in soils and the importance of biochar (charcoal) in replenishing soil carbon pools, restoring soil fertility and enhancing the sequesteration of CO2. The idea has been submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 5th Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 5).

    Document submitted to Climate Change/UNFCCC AWG-LCA 5
    Today the world faces a situation of growing urgency given the combined consequences of and the intricate linkages between climate change and frequent and severe droughts, land degradation and desertification. The effects of these phenomena take place and are most severe in the villages and in the countryside of developing countries, with negative impacts on the ability of the inhabitants to cope with and adapt to climate change.

    The UNCCD Secretariat, in tandem with the 10 Year Strategic Plan (10YSP), is taking measures aimed at increasing cooperation/building synergies for the implementation of the Rio Conventions (UNCCD/ UNFCCC/ CBD) that entail developing operational programmes and coordinated assistance for the implementation of the Conventions, particularly at national levels. The operational programmes produced by the secretariat aim at seizing the opportunities created by climate change and the anticipated COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.

    Of particular interest, is the utilization of Biochar as a means for sequestering carbon in the soil. As you may be informed the UNCCD Secretariats has been unraveling the opportunities offered by Biochar in storing Carbon in the soil following which a submission on this initiative was tabled in Poznan, presenting the many advantages available. It was the first submission on this initiative. This is a solid technology for soil amendment and for renewable energy at the level of the household, as well as for providing new avenues for economic opportunities (targeting populations living in areas affected by desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).

    Taking into consideration the available opportunities and advantages presented by Biochar, it is envisaged to undertake some concrete and effective action that places Biochar into the negotiation of UNFCCC through implementing practical measures to promote sustainable land management in line with the expected results of the UNFCCC COP 15 outcomes.
    The utilization of biochar increase soil organic matter (SOM) and improve its oxidation, a process that could enhance the long-term water-retention capacity of the soil, enabling it to sustain terrestrial vegetation that will help to arrest land degradation and desertification.


    The drylands constitute a significant sink for carbon, and they have potential to further increase carbon sequestration given their current degraded status and expanse. Increased focus on the land and soils during the climate change negotiations could provide considerable results towards adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
    Bringing agricultural land use into the realm of implementation mechanisms on climate change would not only foster carbon sequestration, but could also create considerable added value through simultaneous impact on land fertility.
    Concomitantly, direct action targeting the drylands mean that carbon sinks would be enhanced as drylands have an enormous potential to sequester carbon
    https://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/AWGLCA5/menu.php
     
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    https://www.anzbiochar.org/AP%20BioChar% ... -may09.pdf
    If this interests you and you would like to take your discussion/ knowledge to the next level you might like to join the biochar yahoo list serve at
    [email protected]
     

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