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Biochar in thermal and thermochemical biorefineries—production of biochar as a coproduct

O. Mašek     University of Edinburgh, UK Biochar Research Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Abstract

Biochar offers an effective way of removing carbon from the atmosphere and presents numerous opportunities for synergies in different areas of biomass production and its utilization. Biofuel and biochemical production is one such area where implementation of the biochar concept is potentially attractive, reducing the carbon footprint, and improving sustainability of biomass sourcing. This is due to the fact that in biofuel plants and biorefineries based around thermochemical biomass conversion, eg, fast pyrolysis, gasification, biochar is a natural coproduct, ...

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