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IBI Educational Webinar Series: Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar

Date: 
Mon, 10/16/2017
Contributor: 
Brian Schorr

October 30, 2017 • 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET (19:30 - 21:00 UTC)

Research has shown that there are many synergies to be found integrating pyrolysis and gasification with anaerobic digestion (AD) systems.  Carbonizing the anaerobic digested fibers could be a viable way to create adsorbent for the removal of soluable phosphorous from Anaerobic digestate effluents.  Using biochar in the AD substrate can boost not only the quyantity but the quality of the methane (CH4) produced.  It can also reduce the H2S generated during the AD process thereby reducing wear and tear on equipment.  In the webinar we will discuss the possibilities to integrate acidic biochars with dissolved air flotation systems for ammonia removal.  The focus of this webinar is on pyrolysis and gasification, two technologies that are capable of converting the digested fibers into a bio-char, and that can be integrated with AD.  During the presentation Dr. Garcia-Perez will also discuss some of the potential uses of these chars in anaerobic digestion systems.

Cost?

Free to IBI Members or $40 for non-members.

To Register:

Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar.

IBI Members: Click here to register via the Members' Only website.  Upon successful registration via the Members' Only website (go to 'Upcoming Webinars' section), your event link will be emailed to you following confirmation by staff of your membership status.

IBI Non-Members: Click here to register.  An online payment page will accompany your registration.

Presenters:

Speaker: Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez
Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez is an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University's Chemical Engineering and BioEngineering Department.  His focus is on biomass thermochemical conversion (torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification and combustion); development and testing of new bio-oil refineries to produce advanced bi-fuels and bio-chemials; environmental impact of thermochemical processes research addresses the environmental burden associated with the world's declining petroleum resources.
 

Moderator: Kathleen Draper
Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board of Directors and Chair of IBI's Information Hub.  She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence.  The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world.  She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute.  Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste.  She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book "Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger".

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