The BiGchar (BlackÂ isÂ Green) patented biochar production technology features durability, mobility, and accepts a wide range of feedstocks. Â Designed and built in Australia by Pyrocal, it has seen many years of development and field deployment and has matured into a tough, efficient, and user friendly machine that can be installed and moved with relative ease.
Nominal feedstock throughput is 1 ton per hour. Â Biochar production is 300 â€“ 500 lbs per hour depending on feedstock and moisture content. Â Acceptable feedstocks include: wood chips, green waste, overs, rice hull, corn cob, nut shells and husks, cotton gin trash,Â pomace, and more.Â The hearth operates optimally at 600-700 deg C. Â The average residence time is 90 seconds. Â Larger pieces will naturally remain in the hearth longerÂ due to design. Â The resulting char is immediately quenched with water as it exits.Â Â Water usage is 50-100 gallons per hour for char quench. Â Electrical draw is typically 5 kw â€“ 15 kw depending on configuration and model. Â Emissions are visibly clean and have consistently exceeded air quality standards in all applications tested. Â 10-20 lbs LPG can be used for quick start up, beyond that the process is auto-thermic. Â Start-up and shut-down requires about 30 minutes each. Â 24 hour operation is optimal. Â labor requirements are one person when materials handling is automated, multiple persons if materials handling is manual. Â Â Custom design options include maximized heat recovery attachment and electrical energy generation equipment.Â Pricing;Â users should budget for a typical installation in the US to cost around $500k installed for a BiGchar system with an integrated feed bin, when installed at a site with suitable infrastructure (ie. 3 phase power, water, personnel facilities etc.). Â Mobile or relocatable systems tend to cost about the same but have higher operating costs for the provision of services and operation of mobile plant.Â Sales are considered on a case by case basis. Â If you believe that your projectÂ is a prime candidate for the production of heat and biochar from waste organic materials,Â contact usÂ to place an inquiry and begin the process. Â Pacific Biochar acts as the project facilitator for all US based interest.
More information about BiGchar can be found in these links:
A BiGchar installationÂ : https://pacificbiochar.com/bigchar-2200-biochar-production-vietnam/
A video showing technology in actionÂ : https://pacificbiochar.com/biochar-production-video/