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Produced from incomplete combustion of biomass and fossil fuel in the absence of oxygen, black carbon (BC) is the collective term for a range of carbonaceous substances encompassing partly charred plant residues to highly graphitized soot. Depending on its form, condition of origin and storage (…
Author(s): Gyami Shrestha, Samuel J. Traina, Christopher W. Swanston
Keywords: soil carbon sequestration, carbon budget, atmospheric pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, climate, biochar
Source: Sustainability. 2: 294-320.
Year: 2010
Thermochemical biomass conversion systems have the potential to produce heat, power, fuels and other products from forest biomass at distributed scales that meet the needs of some forest industry facilities. However, many of these systems have not been deployed in this sector and the products they…
Author(s): Nathaniel Anderson, J. Greg Jones, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Daniel McCollum, Stephen Baker, Daniel Loeffler, Woodam Chung
Keywords: pyrolysis, gasification, biomass, biochar, activated carbon, synthesis gas
Source: Energies. 6: 164-183.
Year: 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate biochar as a substitute for vermiculite in potting mixes for unrooted vegetative cuttings of hybrid poplar as represented by the clone ‘NM6’ (Populus nigra L. × Populus suaveolens Fischer subsp. maximowiczii A. Henry). We compared three treatments (peat…
Author(s): William L. Headlee, Catherine E. Brewer, Richard B. Hall
Keywords: biochar, biomass cation exchange capacity, fertilizer, Populus, pyrolysis
Source: BioEnergy Research. 7: 120-131.
Year: 2014
The influences of temperature, heating rate, purge gas type, and flow rate on the yield of chars produced from pyrolyzing southern pine chips were investigated. Pyrolysis temperatures were between 450°C and 1,000°C, with heating rates of 0.5°C/min, 1.0°C/min, 10°C/min, 30°C/min, 50°C/min, and 100°C…
Author(s): Qiangu Yan, Hossein Toghiani, Fei Yu, Zhiyong Cai, Jilei Zhang
Keywords: Pyrolysis, biomass energy, synthetic fuels, wood waste as fuel, fuelwood, char, wood waste, utilization, forest biomass, biomass, nitrogen, hydrogen, temperature, wood chips, Pinus, pine, heat treatment, charcoal, synthesis, biomass fuel, wood as fuel, biorefining, bioconversion, chips, purge gas, biochar
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 61, no. 5 (2011): p. 367-371.
Year: 2011
Phosphorus (P) eutrophication is a major pollution problem globally, with unprecedented amount of P emanating from agricultural sources. But little is known about the optimization of soil-biochar P sorption capacity. The study objective was to determine how biochar feedstocks and pyrolysis…
Author(s): L.W. Ngatia, Y.P. Hsieh, D. Nemours, R. Fu, R.W. Taylor
Keywords: biochar, carbon, eutrophication, mitigation, pH, phosphorus
Source: Chemosphere
Year: 2017
Primary wood products manufacturers generate significant amounts of woody biomass residues that can be used as feedstocks for distributed-scale thermochemical conversion systems that produce valuable bioenergy and bioproducts. However, private investment in these technologies is driven primarily by…
Author(s): Dongyeob Kim, Nathaniel McLean Anderson, Woodam Chung
Keywords: mobile pyrolysis system, biochar, sawmill residues, wood products, woody biomass, bioenergy, bioproducts
Source: Forest Products Journal. 65(5/6): 189-197.
Year: 2015
Wildfire is a natural disturbance, though elemental losses and changes that occur during combustion and post-fire erosion can have long-term impacts on soil properties, ecosystem productivity, and watershed condition. Here we evaluate the potential of forest residue-based materials to rehabilitate…
Author(s): Charles C. Rhoades, Kerri L. Minatre, Derek N. Pierson, Timothy S. Fegel, M. Francesca Cotrufo, Eugene F. Kelly
Keywords: forest residue, wildfire, rehabilitation, biochar
Source: Scientifica: Article ID 4758316.
Year: 2017
The removal of forestry residues from public lands is crucial for reducing the risk of stand-replacing wildfires, restoring ecosystems to be more resilient from insect and disease outbreaks, and adapting to climate change. Residues include the tops, limbs, unmerchantable roundwood, and other woody…
Author(s): Deborah Page-Dumroese, Nathaniel Anderson
Keywords: biomass, restoration, harvesting, biochar
Source: Research Strategy White Paper. Flagstaff, AZ: U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program. Online:
Year: 2011
Expanding bioenergy production from woody biomass has the potential to decrease net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the energy security of the United States. Science-based and internationally accepted life-cycle assessment (LCA) is an effective tool for policy makers to make…
Author(s): Hongmei Gu, Richard Bergman
Keywords: Thermochemical pyrolysis conversion, syngas, biochar, woody biomass, life-cycle inventory (LCI), life-cycle assessment (LCA)
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 48(2), 2016, pp. 129-141; 2016.
Year: 2016
Expanding bioenergy production has the potential to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve energy security. Science-based assessments of new bioenergy technologies are essential tools for policy makers dealing with expanding renewable energy production. Using life cycle inventory (…
Author(s): Richard Bergman, Hongmei Gu
Keywords: Life-cycle inventory, biochar, syngas, pyrolysis, wood chips, modular, renewable natural gas
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of Wood Science and Technology 57th International Convention. June 23-27, 2014. Zvolen, Slovakia: 2014; pp. 405-415.
Year: 2014