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Research Project: Optimizing Juniper Utilization for Bioenergy and Bio-based Products and Sageland Steppe Restoration (T.R. Miles Technical Consulting)

Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research

Project Number: 2072-12620-001-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2017
End Date: Feb 28, 2019

Objective:
Analyze currently available technologies for the mobile pyrolysis and field application of juniper biomass.

Approach:
Suitable processes for the conversion of juniper into biochar will be evaluated, and one selected for on-site demonstration. The material value of the biochar and other products made from low-value residuals will be estimated by researching current markets.