Waste to Energy
Pyrolysis companies are making a difference on a global scale
TerraLogix Pyrolysis Video:Historically, humans have harnessed biomass-derived energy since the time when wood was burned to make fire. Even in today's modern era, biomass is the only source of fuel for domestic use in many developing countries.
Pyrolysis is the decomposition of organically-derived materials through heating in contained anaerobic conditions to produce syngas, bio-oil and biochar. Pyrolysis is a self-maintaining, exothermic process, using heat and gasses produced by the reacting feedstock to sustain the pyrolytic reactions. It is also potentially a carbon-negative process, taking up and isolating carbon captured from the present-day atmosphere by the growth of plants. When this carbon is incorporated into soil as an agronomic amendment, it is sequestered for an indefinite period of time, thereby rendering the pyrolysis process carbon-negative by permanently preventing carbon from re-entering the atmosphere.
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-derived materials, which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As a renewable energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be achieved by different methods, which are broadly classified into: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods.
TerraLogix Group, LLC provides machinery and consulting services to create and support operations converting difficult biological waste streams to various valuable forms of energy and biochar, an extraordinarily effective soil catalyst.