gold bar
Characterization of Materials | Production/Processing of Materials | Engine Testing | Cooperative Labs
gold bar

Designed and fabricated by Louis Fortner, Manager, UGA Instrument Shop, and UGA Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program team members. Operation began December 2008.

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View of the left side View of the right side


  • Biochar production in large quantities for research inititatives
  • Drying large quantities of biomass
  • Steam reforming char
  • Capacity of 1000 lb/day of biomass with approximately 30% yield (i.e. wood)
  • Coupled with an afterburner to combust volatile vapors
  • Highly precise temperature controls (+/- 5°C) up to 900°C
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View of Charmaker with doors open Upclose View of interior


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Corn stover prepared for the Charmaker Resulting product