The Biorefinery / Pyrolysis Plant
The Biorefinery / Pyrolysis Plant|
A Biorefinery converts biomass to fuels, power, heat, value-added chemicals
from wood chips, agricultural waste, municipal green recycling, grasses, leaves, ...
The biorefinery is like a petroleum refinery, producing multiple fuels
and products from biomass instead of petroleum.
How it works:
Biorefineries often begin with a grinder that cuts and mashes
biomass into a consistent size.
The biomass is then fed into the gasification chamber, where
the gasification process partially combusts "biomass" in an
oxygen starved environment, converting it into "syngas" and
"biochar". The resulting "syngas" can be burned directly or
used in a generator to create electricity.
The "biochar" can then be added to soil where it will retain
water and nutrients, serve as a habitat for many beneficial
soil micro organisms, and increase agricultural productivity.