Custom-designed, patent-pending, slow-pyrolysis


Biochar Now portable kiln with lid and emissions control stack

Biochar Now uses custom-designed, patent-pending, slow-pyrolysis kilns to make its biochar. The kiln’s unique multi-zone combustion, airflow, negative pressure and recipe-driven control system allow each kiln to independently produce consistent, high quality biochar.

Beetle-kill and fire-damaged trees or other woody materials are shredded and loaded into the kilns as feedstock.

After the conversion is complete, the kiln is picked up by a wheel loader with a custom gripper and transported to the crushing-screening-bagging workstation. After it’s emptied, it moves to the filling station for a new shredded wood before returning to the firing line.

The patent-pending, removable stack assembly was designed to chemically convert smoke and other undesirable emissions into EPA-permitted clean air.

The Biochar Now site is organized with four kilns clustered around a utility pole and then replicated to support the desired number of kilns.
Biochar Now Log Shredder at the filling station. Note the kiln at end of the conveyor.
Biochar Now kiln filled with shredded wood



Kilns are picked up by a patent-pending, pincer-gripper mounted on a wheel loader for easy transport to the crushing/screening/bagging and filling workstations. The gripper also has a rotor motor built-in for quick empties of the biochar.



Because so much of the Biochar Now site is portable, the company chose to design the rest of the site with removable utilities and temporary buildings so the entire site can be relocated as needed. The result is that Biochar Now sites can move on to a greenfield location and then leave the site as a greenfield location.

"Biochar Now uses custom-designed, patent-pending, slow-pyrolysis kilns to make its biochar."