Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research
Project Number: 2072-21410-004-17-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2018
1. Determine the overall economic feasibility of utilizing biochar in agricultural and rangeland soils under a stationary biochar production scenario. 2. Assist with the development and communication of techniques to produce estimates of juniper biomass from on-ground estimates.
Estimate the capital and operating expenses for a stationary biochar production facility using models developed by Oregon State and Washington State Universities. Ground truth observations of juniper harvest and processing will relate tree parameters to net board feet of merchantable timber.