Great Plains Biochar Initiative

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The Great Plains Biochar Initiative (GPBI) aims to improve biochar awareness and market development in the Great Plains.

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What is Biochar?

Biochar is a pure carbon product made from organic material. It's produced through a process called pyrolysis.

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Combined Heat & Biochar Webinar

In the process of making biochar from biomass, thermal energy is produced that can be used for heating and cooling. Systems that take advantage of both the biochar and the energy are called Combined Heat and Biochar or CHAB. The basics of CHAB systems, available technologies, appropriate applications, and the economics of combined heat and biochar.

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Contact us!

For questions about the Great Plains Biochar Initiative or biochar-related topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to Heather and Adam of the Nebraska Forest Service!

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Biochar Fact Sheets

Find out the different ways biochar promotes sustainability with these fact sheets! 

Biochar in Compost Filtering Stormwater Removing Carbon

More Resources

International Biochar Initiative 
US Biochar Initiative
The Biochar Journal