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Research Project: RESTORE: Replenishing EcoSystems by Transforming Residues to Energy

Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit

Project Number: 2072-21600-001-007-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2023
End Date: Jul 31, 2024

Bringing zero-discharge, small biorefineries to remote forests, grasslands, and other biomass and MSW resources too small to support large biorefineries will create a sustainable manufacturing network that strengthens rural economies and contributes to the multi-agency Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge. RESTORE addresses a critical need for systems to operate at or near waste sources, with minimal infrastructure and environmental impact. RESTORE will quantify long-term impacts of forest thinning management on forest fire frequency/magnitude, sustainable forest biomass/residue supply, and air/water quality for rural/tribal land watersheds.

We will characterize any biochar provided by Lanzajet and their partners using standards, tests, and analyzes recommended by the International Biochar Initiative. The results of these tests will be analyzed and, based on these results, possible markets for biochar products will be proposed.