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Biochar and electricity

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Hello all,

Total biochar novice here, hoping for guidance! I recently saw this little clip from an interview with Mark Shepard in which he said that, if there was a ready resource and it was appropriate to his situation, he could see creating a system that produced biochar, and generated electricity from the heat. This made so much sense to me, but I couldn't find any examples of this having been done.

A search of the wonderful biochar forum here at Permies yielded this post, but nothing else.

Is this a potential possibility? Or is the reason I can't find any examples that it's not feasible/would only work at a very large scale?
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Have a look at the finalists of the Virgin Earth Challenge.

There are four companies there that are trying to commercialise biochar production and most of them involve producing energy.
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