Is BIG CHAR for me?

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Value Proposition

There are many potential applications for BIG CHAR CCT. We have developed a detailed technoeconomic model which allows us to explore the technical and economic options for any particular scenario. If your opportunity fits the following criteria then Pyrocal is able to examine the specifics of your business case.

  • Do you have a reliable supply of more than 4000 tonnes (~10,000 m3/year) of biomass feedstock?
  • Is the feedstock currently available at less than 35% moisture? If not, is it available at less than 50% moisture and you have either (a) revenues from gate or processing fees that will justify pre-drying or (b) a significant demand for commercial quantities of heat and steam?
  • Is the amount you need/want to process less than 25,000 tonnes (65,000 m3/year)?
  • Is the feedstock currently available in a chipped or shredded form at a zero net cost (after accounting for any waste management gate fees or disposal costs)?


  • Do you own or lease a site with local and environmental approvals to handle the quantities of feedstock you plan to handle?
  • Do you have at least 1000 m2 (half acre) of space available?
  • Do you have a waste processing contract or a large heat/steam demand at the site, or an electricity cost of more than 30 cents/kWh?


CCT Technology lands in Vietnam
By Josiah Hunt

quotes_openIn November 2014, I had the honor of assisting in the installation of a BIG CHAR 2200 model biochar production technology at a new EcoFarm corn and rice processing facility near Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. The facility is well suited for biochar and heat production, and part of a host of other interesting projects.

I had been engaged with Ecological Farming Corporation (EcoFarm) as technical advisor in a project partially funded by a grant awarded by the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund. More details on this can be found in a previous post HERE. In summary, two men joined together to develop “climate-smart” agricultural projects; Mr. Quang, a successful and self-made businessman, and Dr. Ninh, a professor and Nobel Laureate for his quotes_closecontribution to the 2007 International Panel on Climate Change report. Read more…



Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh
and Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang.

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