Maine facility plans to be 1st in New England to mass produce biochar

Derek Limric works in the saw cab operating the debarker and saw at Pleasant River Lumber in Enfield on Wednesday. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

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The lumber yard in Enfield held hundreds of stacked spruce and fir logs at the turn of the new year, ready to be transformed into boards and used to build whatever a carpenter might dream up.

But a sawmill’s work also produces wood chips — billions of them — and they are often either left unused, sent to pulp and paper mills, or turned into biofuel.

But a new use is coming into view: biochar. 

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Source: Bangor Daily News

 

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