What is Biochar?

Biochar is a carbon-rich material made by putting organic material (such as wood,crop residue, or animal waste) through pyrolysis in low-oxygen conditions. This unique process transforms the biomass into a stable, porous form.

If you’re looking for top-notch biochar production equipment, RMS is your go-to source. Call us today at (605) 368-9007 to explore your options.

Why Produce Biochar? – 3 Beneficial Applications

1. Soil Amendment – The Magic of Biochar

When you incorporate biochar into your soil, you’re tackling multiple challenges—soil compaction, inadequate drainage, and nutrient imbalances—all at once. Biochar’s high porosity acts like a sponge, boosting the soil’s capacity to hold both moisture and nutrients. The result is a more fertile, resilient soil that produces healthier plants and better harvests.

2. Livestock Farming – Triple Threat

When it comes to livestock farming, biochar offers three benefits that are hard to ignore:

  • Mixing biochar into animal bedding or feed can significantly reduce ammonia emissions from manure. This not only makes for a cleaner, less odorous environment but also contributes to better respiratory health for your animals.
  • Manure can be enriched with biochar to create an even more valuable asset to the health of your soils.
  • When biochar is incorporated into animal feed, your livestock may require less feed to gain weight, which can translate into major savings.

3. Bioenergy Production – A Renewable Source

When producing biochar, the process of pyrolysis also kicks out bioenergy in the form of syngas and bio-oil. These byproducts can be harnessed as renewable energy sources for heating or even electricity generation, offering a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

Grinding Biochar the Right Way

Getting the particle size right is a big deal when you’re making biochar. Too fine, and you end up with a dusty mess that’s hard to handle and could even be a fire risk. Too chunky, and it won’t mix well with soil or feed.

Traditional hammer mills are not the ideal biochar production machines because they can produce the aforementioned powder fines. These fine particles are often too small to be effective in most cases, and can increase combustion risks.

Hammer mills are also known to crush the uncharred wood as well as the biochar, creating an unusable product full of splinters.

Why Roller Mills are the Best Biochar Equipment

Roller mills are the better option if you want to create biochar in-house. They efficiently separate the charred material while leaving behind any wood that hasn’t fully charred. This cuts out the extra step of sorting, making your whole operation smoother and faster.

RMS Roller Mills to the Rescue

Biochar grinding doesn’t have to be a daunting task. RMS single-pair roller mills are designed to simplify this process, making them an excellent choice for your next biochar processing machine.

What sets RMS mills apart is their blend of durability, user-friendliness, and precision engineering. Built to withstand the test of time, RMS roller mills minimize maintenance costs while delivering consistent particle sizes—ideal for any biochar application, from soil amendment to livestock farming.

Additional Support From RMS

RMS is here to ensure you maximize the efficiency and longevity of your investment. That’s why we go beyond just supplying equipment and offer comprehensive training and support services.

Upgrade to the Endurance Roll Program

Consider upgrading to RMS’s Endurance Roll Program for longer-lasting rolls, ensuring smooth operations for your biochar production equipment. This premier service helps our customers increase their machine’s uptime, and reduce the lifetime cost of the machine.

Ready to Scale Your Biochar Production?

Call us today at (605) 368-9007 to discuss your specific needs or request a quote. Let’s find the perfect biochar machine for you!

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