Carbon/Biochar & Fly Ash Research

WAI has developed a technology to separate the biochar and fly ash from the wood ash it receives at the wood ash disposal site and is presently seeking investors to build a plant that will produce carbon/biochar and fly ash.

WAI has conducted in depth research using biochar and fly ash some of which are listed below. Samples of biochar and fly ash my be obtained for joint venture research only on an individual basis. The proponent will be responsible for freight charges and will provide research results to WAI.

Carbon or Biochar

Biochar is basically carbon produced from the pyrolysis of wood or other materials at temperatures that will produce a carbon by-product. 
Once burned Biochar is resistant to decomposition that will improve crop yield and sequester carbon in soils that will last for ages. When carbon is introduced to soils a resin is secreted by the carbon that reacts with the plants root system that increases the plants capability to absorb nutrients. Biochar when used in conjunction with nitrogen fertilizers increases crop yields and mitigates the release of nitrous oxide thus reducing the greenhouse effect The addition of Biochar prevents fertilizer runoff and leeching, allowing the use of less fertilizers, retains moisture, replenishes exhausted soils and fosters growth of soil microbes essential for plant absorption.

The processed Carbon or Biochar can also be used for environmental clean-up and as a carbon fuel. In depth research has been conducted but not included on the website.

Biochar Links:

http://biochar.info/biochar.biochar-overview.cfml

http://www.garyjones.org/mt/archives/000273.html

Rethinking Biochar 

 

 

On-site processed biochar from wood ash

Areas of Research 

Wood Char as a substitute for Activated Carbon in a Gold Cyanidation Circuit.

Grain Biochar Growth Trails with the University of Guelph

 

HIGH CARBON FLY ASH

Fly Ash has many uses and many potential uses some of which include; use as a filler and also as a binder in concrete applications. The presence of carbon in WAI’s fly ash makes it more applicable as a filler as opposed to cement applications.

 

On-site processed fly ash from wood ash

Areas of Research

Wood Fly Ash as a substitute for Coal Fly Ash in paste back-fill for an underground mining operation.

Wood Fly Ash as a substitute filler for Cocob in Glue in Laminated Veneer Lumber manufacturing.