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Biochar Demonstration - Moab, UT - March 13, 2019

Background: Thirteen participants attended the demonstration in Moab where local feedstock was pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar to demonstrate  alternatives for dealing with unmerchantable wood.

Objective: The objectives of these projects are to introduce a new method for making biochar that is portable, low-cost, and widely accessible. By introducing this technique to the Utah wildland fire community, arborists, Extension agents, loggers and landowners as a means of hazardous fuels reduction, the UBRG hopes to encourage the use of kilns for making biochar and as a result, reduce hazardous fuels in Utah.

Partners: Grand County Extension, Utah Biomass Resources Group, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, & State Lands, USU Extension.