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Company field-tests biochar equipment in Alberta

Nov. 21, 2016 - Innovative Reduction Strategies' experimental pyrolysis machine that creates biochar from wood waste is being field-tested at a Weyerhaeuser lumber mill in Drayton Valley, Alta.

November 21, 2016  By Maria Church

The machine, which is called Ulysses Pyrolysis System, has been operating next to the Weyerhaeuser plant for about a month.

According to the company’s website the machine reduces large volumes of waste material (ex. sawmill wood residue, construction and demolition waste), to produce high quality biochar, and value-added charcoal for landfills. The machine also demonstrates the viability of pyrolysis for heat and power generation.

Read the full story by the St. Albert Gazette.


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