The Pyrolysis Process

The Pyrolyse process heats materials up to 400-500 degrees in an oxigenfree environment, causing a thermochemical reaction to the input materials. The most common known use is the creation of charcoal.

The absence of oxigen prevents combustion. The high temperatures cause separation of gas and oil from the materials. This chemical process creates heat. Therefore the process produces enough thermical energy to sustain itself. The process takes minutes. It results in partly gas, oil and char.

Because pyrolysis is a chemical process, the process is quick and reliable.

You could visit the wikipedia page of Pyrolysis for an extent description of Pyrolysis in general.

Pyrolysis of poultry manure at temperatures of 400 to 500 degrees results in 50% oil & gas and 50% biochar. Pyrolysis at higher temperatures (around 700 degrees) is also known as gasification.

Biochar

Biochar is a high value fertilizer. Please visit the biochar wikipedia page for a thorough description of Biochar in general.

By using biochar as a soil improver large amounts of carbon dioxide are stored in the ground, thus significantly reducing the emissions of greenhouse gasses.