Decentralized pyrolytic conversion of agriculture and forestry wastes towards local circular value chains and sustainability
The PYRAGRAF project aims to create a mobile, all-in-one system to showcase the conversion of agricultural and forestry waste into valuable products through pyrolysis. This system consists of three core components:
This setup utilizes renewable resources (solar power and biomass) to generate sustainable outputs. The project focuses on generating multiple products, notably biochar and wood vinegar, which offer ecological benefits. Additionally, the project explores energy applications such as upgraded pyrogas and bio-oil. These products can be seamlessly integrated into various agricultural contexts, promoting reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased dependence on fossil fuels, and rural development.
To demonstrate its effectiveness, the project plans to carry out field tests involving local stakeholders in three countries (Portugal, Germany, and Turkey). These demonstrations will showcase the mobile pyrolysis unit's operation and assess the potential of biochar and wood vinegar as fertilizers and biopesticides across diverse soil, crop, and climate conditions. The project will also evaluate the viability of using pyrogas and bio-oil as energy sources for engines and fuel cells, serving as biofuels for local agricultural and forestry practices.