Production of biochar and energy from waste wood

Schwaz - AT

THE CASE

  • Utilising waste wood that currently is burned + generating a quality product output for a regional loop
  • Production of biochar (activated charcoal) for treatment of heavy contaminated waste water (landfill leachate)
  • Current process runs with wood chips from untreated wood. Technology needs to be adopted to waste wood input
  • The produced charcoal from waste wood is classified as a waste product. Strategies and concepts for the utilization of this charcoal need to be developed and an adequate legislative setting established

performers

expected results

possible constraints

  • 1 quality product generated
  • 1 regional loop created for waste wood with regional application in the treatment of highly contaminated waste water (e.g. landfill leachate)
  • Lab results confirming quality of product

Challenges to run a stable gasification and to produce a quality product:

  • Quality of waste wood
  • Age of waste wood
  • Contaminants

timetable

pilot progress and news

24/09/2019

The project plan and tender for the selection of the technology providers for the thermochemical processes have been set up.

For more informations on the pilot case, please contact:

Christian Leonhartsberger - Waste Management Association Mid-Tyrol

leonhartsberger@atm.or.at

tel: +43 5242 62400 26