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Downie A.,University of New South Wales | Downie A.,Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd | Lau D.,Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd | Cowie A.,University of New England of Australia | Munroe P.,University of New South Wales
Biomass and Bioenergy | Year: 2014

This investigation examines different approaches for the GHG flux accounting of activities within a tight boundary of biomass C cycling, with scope limited to exclude all other aspects of the lifecycle. Alternative approaches are examined that a) account for all emissions including biogenic CO2 cycling - the biogenic method; b) account for the quantity of C that is moved to and maintained in the non-atmospheric pool - the stock method; and c) assume that the net balance of C taken up by biomass is neutral over the short-term and hence there is no requirement to include this C in the calculation - the simplified method. This investigation demonstrates the inaccuracies in both emissions forecasting and abatement calculations that result from the use of the simplified method, which is commonly accepted for use. It has been found that the stock method is the most accurate and appropriate approach for use in calculating GHG inventories, however short-comings of this approach emerge when applied to abatement projects, as it does not account for the increase in biogenic CO2 emissions that are generated when non-CO2 GHG emissions in the business-as-usual case are offset. Therefore the biogenic method or a modified version of the stock method should be used to accurately estimate GHG emissions abatement achieved by a project. This investigation uses both the derivation of methodology equations from first principles and worked examples to explore the fundamental differences in the alternative approaches. Examples are developed for three project scenarios including; landfill, combustion and slow-pyrolysis (biochar) of biomass. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Downie A.E.,University of New South Wales | Downie A.E.,Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd | Van Zwieten L.,Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute | Smernik R.J.,University of Adelaide | And 2 more authors.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment | Year: 2011

Soils developed on the sites of Australian Aboriginal oven mounds along the Murray River in SE Australia, classified as Cumulic Anthroposols under the Australian Soil Classification, are shown to have traits similar to the Terra Preta de Indio of the Amazon basin. Seven such sites were characterised and compared with adjacent soils. The Cumulic Anthroposols contained significantly (p<0.05) more soil carbon (C), compared to adjacent non-Anthroposols. Solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy showed that the C in the Cumulic Anthroposols was predominantly aromatic, especially at depth, confirming the presence of charcoal. Radiocarbon analysis carried out on charcoal collected from two of these sites showed that it was deposited 650±30 years BP at one site and 1609±34 years BP at the other site, demonstrating its recalcitrance in soil. The charcoal originated from plant material, as shown by SEM, and had high levels of Ca agglomeration on its surfaces. The Cumulic Anthroposols were shown to have altered nutrient status, with total N, P, K and Ca being significantly greater than in the adjacent soils throughout the profile. This was also reflected in the higher mean CEC of 31.2cmol (+)kg-1 and higher pH by 1.3 units, compared to the adjacent soils. Based on the similarity of these Cumulic Anthroposols with the Terra Preta de Indio of the Amazon, we suggest that these Cumulic Anthroposols can be classified as Terra Preta Australis. The existence of these soils demonstrates that Australian soils, in temperate climates, are capable of storing C in much higher quantities than has been previously recognised, and that this capability is founded on the unique stability and properties of charred organic matter. Furthermore, the addition of charcoal appears to have improved the physical and chemical properties of these soils. Together, this provides important support for the concept of soil amendment with " biochar" , the charred residue produced by pyrolysis of biomass, as a means for sequestering C and enhancing agricultural productivity. © 2010.


Cowie A.L.,University of New South Wales | Downie A.E.,Pacific Pyrolysis Pty. Ltd | George B.H.,UNE NSW DPI | Singh B.-P.,NSW DPI | And 2 more authors.
Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira | Year: 2012

Biochar has the potential to make a major contribution to the mitigation of climate change, and enhancement of plant production. However, in order for biochar to fulfill this promise, the industry and regulating bodies must take steps to manage potential environmental threats and address negative perceptions. The potential threats to the sustainability of biochar systems, at each stage of the biochar life cycle, were reviewed. We propose that a sustainability framework for biochar could be adapted from existing frameworks developed for bioenergy. Sustainable land use policies, combined with effective regulation of biochar production facilities and incentives for efficient utilization of energy, and improved knowledge of biochar impacts on ecosystem health and productivity could provide a strong framework for the development of a robust sustainable biochar industry. Sustainability certification could be introduced to provide confidence to consumers that sustainable practices have been employed along the production chain, particularly where biochar is traded internationally.


News Article | November 7, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

— The increasing government initiatives and stringent government regulations regarding the agriculture productivity had given rise to the market of Biochar. Carbon sequestration property, waste management potential and improved soil fertility & crop yield are some of the factors driving the market. However, financial barriers, technological constraints and lack of consumer awareness are the factors hampering the market. Batch pyrolysis kiln segment is expected to witness rapid growth owing to high yield coupled with high carbon content and stability. It is one of prominent technology to produce high-quality product. Agriculture segment is accounted for the dominant share of the market due to increasing use of Biochar in the crop yielding process. North America is dominating the world owing to the growth in organic farming, followed by Europe. Some of the key players of the Biochar market include 3R ENVIRO TECH Group , Agri-Tech Producers, ARSTA Eco, Biochar Products, Inc., Biochar Supreme LLC, Blackcarbon, Carbon Gold, Clean Fuels B.V., Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Diacarbon Energy Inc. , Earth Systems, Full Circle Biochar, Genesis Industries, Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd. , Phoenix Energy, The Biochar Company and Vega Biofuels, Inc.. Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada o Mexico • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK o Spain o Rest of Europe • Asia Pacific o Japan o China o India o Australia o New Zealand o Rest of Asia Pacific • Rest of the World o Middle East o Brazil o Argentina o South Africa o Egypt What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments - Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements About Stratistics MRC We offer wide spectrum of research and consulting services with in-depth knowledge of different industries. We are known for customized research services, consulting services and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) services in the research world. We explore the market trends and draw our insights with valid assessments and analytical views. We use advanced techniques and tools among the quantitative and qualitative methodologies to identify the market trends. Our research reports and publications are routed to help our clients to design their business models and enhance their business growth in the competitive market scenario. We have a strong team with hand-picked consultants including project managers, implementers, industry experts, researchers, research evaluators and analysts with years of experience in delivering the complex projects. For more information, please visit http://www.strategymrc.com/


News Article | November 29, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Biochar market is accounted for $330.38 million in 2015 and is expected to reach $923.56 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 15.8%. The increasing government initiatives and stringent government regulations regarding the agriculture productivity had given rise to the market of Biochar. Carbon sequestration property, waste management potential and improved soil fertility & crop yield are some of the factors driving the market. However, financial barriers, technological constraints and lack of consumer awareness are the factors hampering the market. Batch pyrolysis kiln segment is expected to witness rapid growth owing to high yield coupled with high carbon content and stability. It is one of prominent technology to produce high-quality product. Agriculture segment is accounted for the dominant share of the market due to increasing use of Biochar in the crop yielding process. North America is dominating the world owing to the growth in organic farming, followed by Europe. Some of the key players of the Biochar market include 3R ENVIRO TECH Group , Agri-Tech Producers, ARSTA Eco, Biochar Products, Inc., Biochar Supreme LLC, Blackcarbon, Carbon Gold, Clean Fuels B.V., Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., Diacarbon Energy Inc. , Earth Systems, Full Circle Biochar, Genesis Industries, Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd. , Phoenix Energy, The Biochar Company and Vega Biofuels, Inc.. Applications Covered: • Energy based  o Sources for Power Plant o Electricity Generation • Non-Energy based  o Agriculture o Carbon Sequestration o Household o Forestry o Gardening o Mine Reclamation o Other Non-Energy based    Technologies Covered: • Batch pyrolysis kiln • Continuous pyrolysis kiln • Gasifier and cookstove • Microwave pyrolysis • Other Technologies Feedstocks Covered: • Agriculture Waste • Animal Manure • Biomass Plantation • Forestry Waste Manufacturing processes Covered: • Fast & Intermediate Pyrolysis • Slow Pyrolysis • Gasification • Other Manufacturing Processes Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada o Mexico • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK  o Spain      o Rest of Europe  • Asia Pacific o Japan        o China        o India        o Australia        o New Zealand       o Rest of Asia Pacific       • Rest of the World o Middle East o Brazil o Argentina o South Africa o Egypt What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments - Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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