Biochar is charcoal produced from wood or plant biomass. This charcoal will absorb nutrients like a sponge, holding them in the soil near the plants for an incredibly long time. Biochar is produced through pyrolysis, thermochemical decomposition process, where organic material is heated to extremely high temperatures in the absence of oxygen.
As part of product in agricultural fertilisation and improvement of soil quality the biochar can significantly contribute to the sustainable development of arid, infertile soils that lack nutrients. Moreover, the biochar is able to bond CO2 into soil for very long time and thus contribute to the decrease of greenhouse gas volume in the atmosphere.
“Pillow” formed briquette is widespread in EU countries as well as in the North and South America. It gained its popularity do to its properties:
- High density that influences duration of burning
- Similar fraction – even heat distribution
- High mechanical strength – minimal quantity of siftings by physical influence (transportation, loading works etc.)
Our company specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of: equipment for the charcoal production from wood of different kinds of trees, Pini-Kay briquettes and also waste wood processing industry and agriculture. To get charcoal from wood is not difficult. It is difficult to get charcoal of high quality with high physical-chemical parameters.For this a special technology was developed and patented by Company Greenpower.
Proceeding to the operation factors we will consider the process dependence on the speed of carbonization, pressure in the device, final temperature and environment, surrounding element of wood.
In addition to all the well-known properties of charcoal, it has a distinctive ability to absorb and retain about 40% of its weight of moisture. During the wood pyrolysis the structure of its conducting tissues is almost completely kept, so the received charcoal has a large number of capillaries and pores having a large total surface that contributes to its high adsorption capacity.
Wood drying modes are combination of heat and humidity influences of drying component on wood, which provide necessary quality and rate of drying. Depending on requirements, set for the quality of drying, the wood can be dried in different modes and categories of temperature level.
The installations (kilns) for charcoal production can be classified by several types. We would like to offer to study the article which will help to chose the right charcoal burning kiln.
The efficiency of woodworking mostly depends on the right selection of woodworking machinery. The novice entrepreneur often searches in the catalogues of companies selling a great number of different technical equipment for logging and woodworking. Handsaws, powersaw benches, drying chambers, different machine tools etc.
Wood gas is a syngas fuel which can be used as a fuel for furnaces, stoves and vehicles in place of gasoline, diesel or other fuels. During the production process biomass or other carbon-containing materials are gasified within the oxygen-limited environment of a wood gas generator to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide.