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Now Available: Literature Review of Pyrolysis Reactors for Producing Biochar

Sun, 05/08/2011
Kelpie Wilson

Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 1: Literature Review of Pyrolysis Reactors

This literature review was conducted by lead researcher Manuel Garcia-Perez for the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, United States. The review includes descriptions and illustrations of dozens of different pyrolysis technologies from different periods of history including those in use today. This publication will be of great interest to those who are looking to revive and improve on historical and current pyrolysis technologies.

Funding for the study is provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology with the intention to address the growing demand for information on the design of advanced pyrolysis units. This is the first of a series of reports exploring the use of biomass thermochemical conversion technologies to sequester carbon and to produce fuels and chemicals.

For the publication summary and link to download the file, visit

The authors of the report will be receiving comments till October 1st, 2011.  All the comments received will be addressed in a revised version that will be published at the end of the year. Please address comments to Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez at: