Characterization of Biochar from Switchgrass Carbonization

  title={Characterization of Biochar from Switchgrass Carbonization},
  author={Samy Sadaka and Mahmoud A. Sharara and Amanda J Ashworth and Patrick D. Keyser and Fred A Allen and Andrew Wright},
Switchgrass is a high yielding, low-input intensive, native perennial grass that has been promoted as a major second-generation bioenergy crop. Raw switchgrass is not a readily acceptable feedstock in existing power plants that were built to accommodate coal and peat. The objective of this research was to elucidate some of the characteristics of switchgrass biochar produced via carbonization and to explore its potential use as a solid fuel. Samples were carbonized in a batch reactor under… CONTINUE READING


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