Catching Carbon – Transforming Ontario’s Underutilized Biomass

    Project Start Date: 28/03/2024

    Project End Date: 28/02/2025

    CRIBE Funding: $100,000

    Project Total Value: $242,000

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    This project will explore the transformation of underutilized forest biomass through pyrolysis to biochar and pyroligneous acid for use primarily in the agriculture sector. Additionally, this project will investigate the opportunities of bioproducts (bio-oil, syngas) for conversion and their potential use through a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.  

    This project supports the first conversion of underutilized forest biomass for to soil amendment (biochar) in Ontario, and targets the agriculture sector specifically, opening new doors for growth in the forest biomass sector. The primary outputs will provide the local agriculture market with sustainable solutions that will increase soil health, supporting overall crop production and reduction of CO2 emissions.