Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar - Part 1

Animal Manure Management January 28, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

livestock and poultry environmental learning center logo with cow, pig, and chicken sillhouettes over a map of the U.S. with three circling arrowsTechnologies to treat animal manure are rapidly gaining more traction as producers search for ways to minimize environmental impact and maintain a profitable operation. In the conclusion of this 2-part webcast, the focus continues on a thermal technology, pyrolysis, and the resulting biochar. In part 1 of this 2-part webcast, we will provide a general overview of the history of biochar use, how biochar is produced, and give examples of how biochar is being used for agronomic and environmental purposes. This presentation was originally broadcast on July 17, 2015. More... | Related: View the recording for Part 2 (soil carbon & fertility, transport of bacteria, uses & growth in industry).

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History of Biochar Use

Kurt Spokas, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN (19 minutes)

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Manufacturing of Biochar

Mike McGolden, Coaltec Energy, Inc (18 minutes)

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BIOCHAR: Physical and Chemical Characteristics

Jason Streuble, Convoy of Hope and Evangel University (21 minutes)

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