The BlackCarbon unit at Barritskov
The BlackCarbon unit at Barritskov in Denmark is a CHP unit that converts biomass into biochar through pyrolysis, producing bioenergy in the process.
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 The BlackCarbon unit at Barritskov

 
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BLACKCARBON® - A biochar technology

Striking a new balance between  biomass, energy production, carbon sequestration and long term soil fertility

Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. The word is coined from the Greek-derived pyr “fire” and lysis “separating”.

The BC300 separates renewable biomass into a burnable gas and biochar. Biochar is the charcoal residue used for agricultural and horticultural applications. The agricultural use and its stability ensures long-term sequestration of approximately 50% of the carbon contained in the feedstock . The produced gas contains the remaining carbon and is converted to heat and power.

This offers a unique opportunity: Carbon negative energy generation! This means that we remove CO2 from the atmosphere with each unit of energy produced.

 The BlackCarbon unit and biochar

The BlackCarbon Project has received funding from The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fishing (under the EU Rural Development Policy) and the Ministry of Energy (EUPD Program).