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Re: Use of TARS and Condensates as a Plant Growth Promoter #tars #pah

Ron Larson
 

AD and list;

Might there be any library showing optimum dosages of these compounds?

Ron



On Nov 21, 2020, at 2:29 AM, Anand Karve <adkarve@...> wrote:

Most of the substances which harm plants, promote plant growth when applied in small doses. The cause of this phenomenon is that the presence of the harmful substance activates the defense mechanism of plants. One of the defence reactions is enhanced production of the growth hormone IAA. One must however calibrate the dose of the harmful substance. Yours A.D.Karve


On Fri 20 Nov, 2020, 10:08 PM Edgar Ramirez <edgar@... wrote:

Hello dear biochar enthusiasts, 

 

I would like to start a conversation to know from your different experience and knowledge if the TARS and condensates might be use as plant growth promoters?

 

I have read from people using them as pesticides, but what about as a plant growing enhancer? or the other possible added value applications?; I would be grateful if you can share any good document talking about it.

 

Finally, I am also curious about that while making biochar if the gas exhaust is not good enough on a close container this tars might be absorbed by the biochar itself therefore affect the plant growing potential, what do you think about this matter?

 

Best Regards 🍀

 

With accurate data the opportunities are limitless

 

Edgar Ramirez Huerta, Chemical Engineer  

Business Development Manager - Celignis Biomass Analysis Laboratory
Unit 11 Holland Road 

Plassey Technology Park

Limerick, Ireland, V94 7Y42
www.celignis.com

Landline. (+353) 61 371 725

Mobile. (+353) 83 074 9498

 



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Re: Use of TARS and Condensates as a Plant Growth Promoter #tars #pah

Anand Karve
 

Most of the substances which harm plants, promote plant growth when applied in small doses. The cause of this phenomenon is that the presence of the harmful substance activates the defense mechanism of plants. One of the defence reactions is enhanced production of the growth hormone IAA. One must however calibrate the dose of the harmful substance. Yours A.D.Karve


On Fri 20 Nov, 2020, 10:08 PM Edgar Ramirez <edgar@... wrote:

Hello dear biochar enthusiasts,

 

I would like to start a conversation to know from your different experience and knowledge if the TARS and condensates might be use as plant growth promoters?

 

I have read from people using them as pesticides, but what about as a plant growing enhancer? or the other possible added value applications?; I would be grateful if you can share any good document talking about it.

 

Finally, I am also curious about that while making biochar if the gas exhaust is not good enough on a close container this tars might be absorbed by the biochar itself therefore affect the plant growing potential, what do you think about this matter?

 

Best Regards 🍀

 

With accurate data the opportunities are limitless

 

Edgar Ramirez Huerta, Chemical Engineer  

Business Development Manager - Celignis Biomass Analysis Laboratory
Unit 11 Holland Road

Plassey Technology Park

Limerick, Ireland, V94 7Y42
www.celignis.com

Landline. (+353) 61 371 725

Mobile. (+353) 83 074 9498

 


Use of TARS and Condensates as a Plant Growth Promoter #tars #pah

Edgar Ramirez
 

Hello dear biochar enthusiasts,

 

I would like to start a conversation to know from your different experience and knowledge if the TARS and condensates might be use as plant growth promoters?

 

I have read from people using them as pesticides, but what about as a plant growing enhancer? or the other possible added value applications?; I would be grateful if you can share any good document talking about it.

 

Finally, I am also curious about that while making biochar if the gas exhaust is not good enough on a close container this tars might be absorbed by the biochar itself therefore affect the plant growing potential, what do you think about this matter?

 

Best Regards 🍀

 

With accurate data the opportunities are limitless

 

Edgar Ramirez Huerta, Chemical Engineer  

Business Development Manager - Celignis Biomass Analysis Laboratory
Unit 11 Holland Road

Plassey Technology Park

Limerick, Ireland, V94 7Y42
www.celignis.com

Landline. (+353) 61 371 725

Mobile. (+353) 83 074 9498

 


USDA researchers explore use for concentrated alfalfa protein after developing extraction process #feed

mikethewormguy
 

Is there a CHARmin business opportunity here........?





USDA looks for novel protein in mundane source: alfalfa

Leonid Eremeychuk | Bigstock.com

USDA researchers explore use for concentrated alfalfa protein after developing extraction process

Alfalfa could prove useful as a source of sustainable, plant-based protein across a variety of livestock species, according to emerging research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) — it just requires an extra dash of creativity.
Alfalfa needs less fertilizer than corn and even helps recondition soils when used in crop rotations, according to Deborah Samac, a plant geneticist with USDA-ARS. It’s also a potential source of quality protein in animal diets, but it’s rarely refined for use beyond its traditional application as hay.
Research funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has begun to explore potential unconventional applications, spurred, Samac said, by a need to make alfalfa more attractive to producers in the wake of a law that requires farmers to plant perennials in buffer zones surrounding public waterways.
Non-lodging alfalfa that can grow for more than two months without falling over is one option, Samac said, but needed a clearer path to profitability. USDA had already developed a leaf stripper that could isolate the protein-rich alfalfa leaves from the stems, which tend to be high in fiber, and other research had shown that “juicing” the leaves resulted in a concentrate that contained more than 50% protein. The question, Samac said, is what to do with it.
Alfalfa protein concentrate contributes to skin and egg pigmentation, which suggests promise for the poultry industry, Samac said. But aquaculture has also taken an interest, and early work to introduce alfalfa-derived protein to certain species of fish looks promising.
In yellow perch, Samac said, ARS has successfully replaced fishmeal with the alfalfa protein to good effect. The researchers have also tested low levels of the protein in trout, which also accepted the unusual diet with no ill effects. Research is ongoing to determine the optimum inclusion of the alfalfa protein in trout and salmon diets.
Researchers are also examining the potential health benefits of alfalfa in aquaculture, such as whether it could be used to reduce inflammation or if some of its antimicrobial properties could be enhanced. Some experiments have tried to increase the amount of fatty acids available in the alfalfa. However, this requires genetic modification, Samac said, and may not be acceptable among target consumers.
While the research suggests alfalfa concentrates are safe to feed to multiple species — fish, poultry and swine are on the table — commercial availability is another matter, Samac said. While a few companies have expressed interest in the “juicing” technology, the concentrated protein must be imported into the U.S.
“I think it would be a huge opportunity for a U.S. company to get into this,” Samac said.


Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Don Coyne
 

Thanks Frank, we’d love you to join us one of these days as down under down under has treated you well 😉 *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* Tom, your knowledge and networking capabilities are unsurpassed, thank you.

 

I failed to mention we have also met with Andy Ball @ Transforming Biosolids but collaboration has been postponed till 2021 until they can work out affiliated membership. They have patented technology on the way too https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2019227162A1/en

 

Stay tuned & Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 2:09 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hello Don and  all,
it is very positive to see that now also in Australia and New Zealand these synergistic topics get explored with gusto.

As we know, there is soo much to do for all the climate positive reasons that it takes many heads, shoulders and hands to develop and grow the
circular biocarbon economy with local and regional pilot project of appropriate scale.
Thanks to Tom Miles’ many years of chairing and building this ‘glocal’ discussion group platform and his personal, professional expertise
it is now possible to address these global opportunities.
Soon we will see also action happening in this important field coordinated / chaired by the scientific team
https://www.transformingbiosolids.org.au/about/team  that has been formed around the RMIT in Melbourne with National and International Change Agents involved.
Interesting times now and ahead and yes, it is work in progress at every level and many bio-regions.
Frank again

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Coyne
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:50 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hi Tom,

 

On behalf of ANZBIG and what’s happening in OZ we have made links with Hydrogen SEQ Cluster & FIAL the Industry Growth Centre recently given that the Technology Roadmap was very much focussed on Hydrogen Production, biochar can of course help with green hydrogen production. Gaia-Enviro which has a modular AD looks to have good synergies with pyrolysis technology like the Charmaker from Earth Systems.

 

Our Foundational Member Conhur, “the de watering sludge people” who have the State contract in Tasmania are also developing a biochar fertiliser product. Perhaps they’ve seen the potential to make char to add to AD’s?

 

Of course, one step further is to just dry and pyrolyse the poo as Pyrocal are doing?! This is similar process I understand to the Aries Clean Energy in Lebanon, Tennessee. It would good to do trials on biosolids biochar back into AD’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahetsXyFU6M&feature=youtu.be

 

It’s all happening right here in Australia!

 

Many Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:40 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hello Tom,
Good question, just had a quick look to provide a lead:
The EM Chiemgau / Christoph Fischer GmbH in Bavaria / Germany has information on their website with references incl. the 5 names of the team (in German) :

https://chiemgau-agrar.de/anwendungen/biogasanlage
https://chiemgau-agrar.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Artikel-Steigerung-des-Biogasertrages-durch-Pflanzenkohle.pdf

NovoCarbo at the PYREG site in Germany operates 3 pyrolysis units, they provide char for such projects:
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/news/novocarbo-turns-plant-waste-into-biochar
(in English)

I am sure EBI and the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle and the Ithaka Institute have more detailed information if requested.
I can imagine that PYREG and other top quality pyrolysis and gasification technology providers such as SYNCRAFT and POLYTECHNIK  in Austria can respond also assist.
Best regards
Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 

 

Image removed by sender.

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: The AWS Standard 2.0 - Alliance for Water Stewardship #standard #water

Don Coyne
 

Good idea Mike. ANZBIG is working on a GHG Protocol – Biochar Addon as this is the most widely accepted method for measuring GHG’s worldwide. It would be good to have biochar recognised worldwide as a water management tool. It would require someone to take the lead and disseminate the standard and then start a working group. Overcommitted this end but happy to be part of something like that!

 

Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of mikethewormguy via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 1:24 AM
To: Biochar Group <main@Biochar.groups.io>
Subject: [Biochar] The AWS Standard 2.0 - Alliance for Water Stewardship

 

How can biochar be integrated into this type of certification process.......?

 

https://a4ws.org/the-aws-standard-2-0/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Frank Strie
 

Hello Don and  all,
it is very positive to see that now also in Australia and New Zealand these synergistic topics get explored with gusto.

As we know, there is soo much to do for all the climate positive reasons that it takes many heads, shoulders and hands to develop and grow the
circular biocarbon economy with local and regional pilot project of appropriate scale.
Thanks to Tom Miles’ many years of chairing and building this ‘glocal’ discussion group platform and his personal, professional expertise
it is now possible to address these global opportunities.
Soon we will see also action happening in this important field coordinated / chaired by the scientific team
https://www.transformingbiosolids.org.au/about/team  that has been formed around the RMIT in Melbourne with National and International Change Agents involved.
Interesting times now and ahead and yes, it is work in progress at every level and many bio-regions.
Frank again

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Coyne
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:50 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hi Tom,

 

On behalf of ANZBIG and what’s happening in OZ we have made links with Hydrogen SEQ Cluster & FIAL the Industry Growth Centre recently given that the Technology Roadmap was very much focussed on Hydrogen Production, biochar can of course help with green hydrogen production. Gaia-Enviro which has a modular AD looks to have good synergies with pyrolysis technology like the Charmaker from Earth Systems.

 

Our Foundational Member Conhur, “the de watering sludge people” who have the State contract in Tasmania are also developing a biochar fertiliser product. Perhaps they’ve seen the potential to make char to add to AD’s?

 

Of course, one step further is to just dry and pyrolyse the poo as Pyrocal are doing?! This is similar process I understand to the Aries Clean Energy in Lebanon, Tennessee. It would good to do trials on biosolids biochar back into AD’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahetsXyFU6M&feature=youtu.be

 

It’s all happening right here in Australia!

 

Many Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:40 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hello Tom,
Good question, just had a quick look to provide a lead:
The EM Chiemgau / Christoph Fischer GmbH in Bavaria / Germany has information on their website with references incl. the 5 names of the team (in German) :

https://chiemgau-agrar.de/anwendungen/biogasanlage
https://chiemgau-agrar.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Artikel-Steigerung-des-Biogasertrages-durch-Pflanzenkohle.pdf

NovoCarbo at the PYREG site in Germany operates 3 pyrolysis units, they provide char for such projects:
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/news/novocarbo-turns-plant-waste-into-biochar
(in English)

I am sure EBI and the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle and the Ithaka Institute have more detailed information if requested.
I can imagine that PYREG and other top quality pyrolysis and gasification technology providers such as SYNCRAFT and POLYTECHNIK  in Austria can respond also assist.
Best regards
Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 

 

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Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Don Coyne
 

Hi Tom,

 

On behalf of ANZBIG and what’s happening in OZ we have made links with Hydrogen SEQ Cluster & FIAL the Industry Growth Centre recently given that the Technology Roadmap was very much focussed on Hydrogen Production, biochar can of course help with green hydrogen production. Gaia-Enviro which has a modular AD looks to have good synergies with pyrolysis technology like the Charmaker from Earth Systems.

 

Our Foundational Member Conhur, “the de watering sludge people” who have the State contract in Tasmania are also developing a biochar fertiliser product. Perhaps they’ve seen the potential to make char to add to AD’s?

 

Of course, one step further is to just dry and pyrolyse the poo as Pyrocal are doing?! This is similar process I understand to the Aries Clean Energy in Lebanon, Tennessee. It would good to do trials on biosolids biochar back into AD’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahetsXyFU6M&feature=youtu.be

 

It’s all happening right here in Australia!

 

Many Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:40 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hello Tom,
Good question, just had a quick look to provide a lead:
The EM Chiemgau / Christoph Fischer GmbH in Bavaria / Germany has information on their website with references incl. the 5 names of the team (in German) :

https://chiemgau-agrar.de/anwendungen/biogasanlage
https://chiemgau-agrar.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Artikel-Steigerung-des-Biogasertrages-durch-Pflanzenkohle.pdf

NovoCarbo at the PYREG site in Germany operates 3 pyrolysis units, they provide char for such projects:
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/news/novocarbo-turns-plant-waste-into-biochar
(in English)

I am sure EBI and the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle and the Ithaka Institute have more detailed information if requested.
I can imagine that PYREG and other top quality pyrolysis and gasification technology providers such as SYNCRAFT and POLYTECHNIK  in Austria can respond also assist.
Best regards
Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


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Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Tom Miles
 

Many thanks, Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 3:40 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hello Tom,
Good question, just had a quick look to provide a lead:
The EM Chiemgau / Christoph Fischer GmbH in Bavaria / Germany has information on their website with references incl. the 5 names of the team (in German) :

https://chiemgau-agrar.de/anwendungen/biogasanlage
https://chiemgau-agrar.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Artikel-Steigerung-des-Biogasertrages-durch-Pflanzenkohle.pdf

NovoCarbo at the PYREG site in Germany operates 3 pyrolysis units, they provide char for such projects:
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/news/novocarbo-turns-plant-waste-into-biochar
(in English)

I am sure EBI and the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle and the Ithaka Institute have more detailed information if requested.
I can imagine that PYREG and other top quality pyrolysis and gasification technology providers such as SYNCRAFT and POLYTECHNIK  in Austria can respond also assist.
Best regards
Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


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Don Coyne
 

Haha Frank, we’ve already started on that @ ANZBIG! And with Hydrogen Production being the flavour of the month in Oz, the potential for biochar to be added has just increased!

 

Chars,

 

Don  

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, 16 November 2020 7:42 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: US [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Frank Strie
 

Hello Tom,
Good question, just had a quick look to provide a lead:
The EM Chiemgau / Christoph Fischer GmbH in Bavaria / Germany has information on their website with references incl. the 5 names of the team (in German) :

https://chiemgau-agrar.de/anwendungen/biogasanlage
https://chiemgau-agrar.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Artikel-Steigerung-des-Biogasertrages-durch-Pflanzenkohle.pdf

NovoCarbo at the PYREG site in Germany operates 3 pyrolysis units, they provide char for such projects:
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/articles/news/novocarbo-turns-plant-waste-into-biochar
(in English)

I am sure EBI and the Fachverband Pflanzenkohle and the Ithaka Institute have more detailed information if requested.
I can imagine that PYREG and other top quality pyrolysis and gasification technology providers such as SYNCRAFT and POLYTECHNIK  in Austria can respond also assist.
Best regards
Frank

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:14 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


Re: Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Tom Miles
 

Where do we find digesters using biochar? We understand that biochar helps to accept variable feedstock and  stabilize the digester.

 

Tom

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Strie
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


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Re: Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Frank Strie
 

Hahaha – good one Tomaso,
Yes you are so right as there are well over 16,000 of such facilities in Europe and of these more than 10,000 units in Germany.
So we may benefit in Tasmania, Australia , New Zealand  from getting a few links and collaborations happening.
Just to be
Frank again
www.terrapretadevelopments.com.au

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


Re: Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Tomaso Bertoli - CISV
 

Geoff

 

It might be interesting for you to know that Italy alone has 1600 farm and municipality scale anaerobic digestors producing 1.7 billion cubic meters of Natural Gas (electricity production and now CNG\LNG for the national grid and for the transport industry

 

Tomaso

 

Da: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> Per conto di Geoff Thomas
Inviato: lunedì 16 novembre 2020 06:11
A: main@Biochar.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

 

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

 

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

 

Cheers,

 

Geoff Thomas.

 

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

<image001.png>

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

<image002.png>

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.

 


Re: Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Geoff Thomas
 

Thanks Don, good to hear that Anaerobic Digesters have been beavering away successfully in America, - from the American side on this list, I gathered it was only happening in India and China.

Good to keep all options open and explore possibilities with those on the same side, even if it is not your chosen technology.

Time to work together, Anaerobic and Aerobic, how to strengthen each other.

Cheers,

Geoff Thomas.

On 16 Nov 2020, at 10:39 am, Tom Miles <tmiles@...> wrote:

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database: 

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

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  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

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  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.
Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.


USBI November 2020 Newsletter #news

Tom Miles
 

USBI Newsletter November 2020
 US Biochar Initiative Newsletter
November 2020
USBI UPDATE – TOM MILES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Biochar Acceptance Growing

One positive sign that biochar acceptance is growing is major distributors' increased interest in biochar products for turf and landscaping. Biochars that were once only available in certain regions are now being produced and supplied more widely. We are also hearing of potential franchised biochar production.

Uptick in Online Meetings

A recent uptick in online meetings means that many good presentations on biochar are now available. See the events calendar below showing webinars from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Green Carbon (hosted by the UK Biochar Research Centre), the US Forest Service, and the Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry Group. You can also access recorded presentations from professional societies like the Society of American Foresters and American Society of Agronomy.

Don't miss National Biochar Week's extensive program of experts and updates on December 7 - 11!
TAX BREAK STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2020 USBI CONTRIBUTIONS
There's still time for you to get a 2020 CARES Act tax benefit for a USBI contribution (corporate and individual donations) Here's the scoop on the new law:

- Allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize.

- For those who do itemize their deductions, it allows for cash contributions to qualified charities to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.

- Temporarily suspends the requirements for required minimum distributions (RMD) for the 2020 tax year. Many donors use their RMD to make a gift from their IRAs. If you are 70½ or older, you can still make a gift from your IRA or name us as a beneficiary. In addition, there are some new ways you can receive financial benefits and help the charities you care about.

- Increases the cash contribution limit from corporations from 10% to 25% in 2020. Charitable deductions from corporations in excess of 25% may be deducted for up to 5 years under the usual limits.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO TAKE THE LEARNER SURVEY and win a free
directory listing!

Thanks to everyone who took our Biochar Learner Survey last month. We've received some great ideas but we want to hear more! So bring it on and help make our Learning Center the best in the industry!

Join your fellow biochar proponents and showcase your business or activities.

Kelpie Wilson, USBI Outreach and Education Committee Chair

This month, we continue to expand the Biochar Learning Center database on the USBI website bringing you the most current and useful articles, websites, videos and other resources.

New November Resources
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This video shows you how to make biochar-enhanced compost that can be used to improve soil conditions and yields for farmers everywhere. Learning level - beginner

This ebook describes a low-cost DIY drinking water treatment system using biochar to remove chemical pollutants. Synthesizing field experience with academic research, it's written in plain language that non-experts can appreciate and apply. Learning level - intermediate

In the US, lawns are the largest agricultural crop at approximately 40 million acres and growing. These acres can act as green infrastructure when biochar is used to manage urban runoff and pollution. Learning level - intermediate

Biochar has many uses, including in the production of livestock. The Nebraska Forest Service and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Department of Animal Science have teamed up on two projects to investigate those uses. Learning level - intermediate
MEET BIOCHAR PRACTITIONER

CHUCK HEGBERG
Restoration Ecologist and USBI Board Member

Each month we will interview biochar practitioners from North America to hear about their challenges and successes with biochar. This month we feature Restoration Ecologist and USBI Board Member Chuck Hegberg.

BIOCHAR EVENTS CALENDAR

November 9 - December 4 Ag Expo and International Sustainable Winegrowing Summit features over 25 hours of live and recorded content, Registration is still open!


November 26 Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) Biochar for Animal Health, Wealth & Climate 1-2:30 pm (AEDT) Register here with password 1W9p%Ja8
December 7- 11 National Biochar Week (NBW)11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. EST each day (free)

The development of the biochar industry has the potential to be world-changing. NBW will focus on "Biochar in the Real World" and spotlight biochar uses, implementation, and markets. Register here.

                           

March 15-17, 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo Presented by Biomass Magazine VIRTUAL EVENT www.BiomassConference.com
BIOCHAR NEWSLINKS

Near the town of Paradise, members of the Mechoopda Maidu community received fire prevention training from Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) to help them protect their ancestral lands. CHIPS also has approval to provide further assistance by converting an old mill site on the tribe's land into a community-scale biomass power plant. The firm will generate clean energy from forest biomass, sell it to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and create byproducts such as biodiesel and biochar.

Could biochar be the solution for Anaerobic Digestion plants with low gas yield? Tech investors share their findings in this article behind a paywall at Bioenergy News.

The safety of a proposed pyrolysis plant that would process old railroad ties is being questioned by neighbors. The North Carolina company, International Tie Disposal, claims it will make biochar from the process but, by definition, biochar must be made from uncontaminated feedstocks, so their carbon product may not qualify as “biochar.” The company’s permit application is still under review.

In the best-case scenarios for some regions, extensive use of biochar could save farmers a little more than 50% of the water they now use to grow crops. That represents a significant immediate savings combined with the established environmental benefits of biochar according to a new study from Rice University. (See chart below.)
Increase in Water-Holding Capacity with Biochar Application
The World Economic Forum is offering US cities help to create urban reforestation hubs. The scale of the opportunity is staggering: landscapes across the United States alone could support 60 billion new trees with all of their benefits to climate, environment and public health. As these trees reach the end of their lives, they can provide a range of products that include lumber, mulch and biochar.
. A Colorado law regulating waste cannabis biomass disposal requires diluting this waste stream by at least 50% to discourage diverting the psychoactive substance for illegal use. The dilution requirement increases the amount of waste that growers must dispose. New exemptions to the rule will allow growers to 1; compost the waste or 2; convert it to biochar for recycling back into the soil or 3; both.
A team led by Tarleton State University (Texas) researcher Dr. Eun Sung Kan has won a USDA grant for “Biocarbon-Enhanced Dairy Manure Management Demonstration for Enhanced Water Quality.” The Natural Resources Conservation Service project is expected to demonstrate a biocarbon-assisted phytoremediation system for enhancing water quality during dairy manure application in three Texas counties. 

Last month, the 2020 Northeast Texas Fall Dairy Conference offered education credits to CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) managers. Credits were available for learning about topics such as recycled manure bedding, biochar use, manure management options and soil testing for manure management plans.

Toxic algal blooms in Idaho lakes have become more common and persist for more days each year, according to Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality. University of Idaho researchers won a $1 million US EPA grant to test new water treatment technologies including one that employs biochar to capture phosphorus.

If you are looking for the latest biochar basic research, check out the International Biochar Initiative. IBI members have access to a monthly summary of biochar research papers.
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Re: Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Don Coyne
 

This is another great market for biochar. Wood Vinegar may have benefits too such as odor control.

 

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Monday, 16 November 2020 11:39 AM
To: biochar@groups.io
Subject: [Biochar] Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database:

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

AD operating on livestock farms

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

AD operating on livestock farms

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.


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Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database #ad

Tom Miles
 

For those who want to add biochar to anaerobic digesters, or carbonize digestate, AgStar has undated their livestock AD database:

Updated! Anaerobic Digester Database

AgSTAR has updated its Livestock Anaerobic Digester Database!

AgSTAR works hard to provide you with the latest information and data available on anaerobic digestion in the U.S. This semi-annual revision of AgSTAR's online database, along with associated data and trends, is now up to date as of September 2020. These periodic updates add new projects and provide the latest project statuses for existing or planned projects. Here are some highlights:

New Projects Come Online

AD operating on livestock farms

  • Six covered lagoon systems have come online this year, including three compressed natural gas projects at dairy farms in California and three pipeline gas projects at swine farms in Missouri and Utah.
  • This brings the total of number of manure-based anaerobic digester (AD) systems operating in the United States to an impressive 263.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Gains Popularity

AD operating on livestock farms

  • Approximately 17 additional systems are currently under construction in the U.S., most of which will produce RNG.
  • Four existing AD systems in Wisconsin converted from electricity generation or combined heat and power to RNG production.
  • Two existing power generation projects intending to switch to RNG production are now in the construction phase, and several more RNG project conversions are in the planning stages.

AD Emissions Reductions and Energy Production Grow

  • Annual emission reductions resulting from U.S. livestock digesters have improved from 4.65 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e) in 2019 to 4.81 million MMTCO2e as of September 2020. Reductions in emissions of this size are equivalent to removing 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
  • Annual energy production from U.S. livestock digesters has increased from 1.35 million megawatt hours (MWh) equivalent in 2019 to 1.41 million MWh equivalent as of September 2020.

Because the data are compiled from a variety of voluntary sources, AgSTAR cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Anaerobic Digester Database. While the Program strives to keep the information as updated and accurate as possible, the database is not exhaustive and may not include data for every anaerobic digester project on livestock farms in the United States.


Re: In-ground Flame Cap Trench Char #flamecap #trench

Don Coyne
 

Hi Mike,

 

I have a Kon-tiki from Paul Taylor (The Biochar Revolution) which is a 1.6m diameter top part (.5m high rim) which sits on the ground then you dig the rest of the cone shape into the ground. As Kontikis’ like this are hard to put out completely unless you have heaps of water, I snuffed it with soil and then flattened it to ground level. I have urinated on it and drenched it with wood vinegar, the chooks scratched around on it and now it looks like it’s becoming fertile (we have a sandy pug hydrosol soil here)

 

I like the idea of planting a fruit tree, native tree, clumping bamboo or some other plant of value in that char hole one day. I also like the idea of creating orchards in poor soil like this too.

 

Chars,

 

Don Coyne

Executive Director

ANZ Biochar Industry Goup (ANZBIG)

Byron Eco Park – 1 Old Brunswick Rd,

Tyagarah, N.S.W. 2481

+61459175729

https://anzbig.org/

From: main@Biochar.groups.io <main@Biochar.groups.io> On Behalf Of mikethewormguy via groups.io
Sent: Monday, 16 November 2020 4:59 AM
To: main@Biochar.groups.io
Subject: [Biochar] In-ground Flame Cap Trench Char

 

Good Day,

Currently we have adopted an approach where at the end of the garden season we.....

1. Dig a trench
2. Fill trench with dry wheat straw.
3. Top light the straw.
4. Quench fire with fermented food residue.
5. Refill trench.
6. Overwinter with rain&snow and grow in soil 7 months later.

The above approach works very well for dry wheat straw which burns through quick.  I have focused on wheat straw as a biomass of choice, because of its mineral content, as a complement to the food residue ferments microbial and nutrient contents. We have been practicing with this idea for 2 season.  

Am curious if other folks who are making trench char have tried this decentralized approach of digging many small trenches, making char, and refilling the trench thus leaving the char in-place for future growing needs.

my 2 curious cents,

Mike

 


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