Mobile pyrolysis is a novel approach to fuels reduction. In this article, we address the experiences of the Utah Biomass Resources Group in developing mobile pyrolysis technologies and generating the products derived from pyrolysis of woody biomass—biochar, bio-oil, and syngas. We describe development of a mobile pyrolysis platform for biomass conversion demonstration, its use in a series of demonstrations conducted in several western states, and the usefulness of the resulting products. Additionally, we discuss our outreach and communication efforts to date and speculate on the future of the technology.
McAvoy, D., Dettenmaier, M., & Kuhns, M. (2018). Mobile Pyrolysis for Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Biochar Production in Western Forests. Journal of Extension, 56(1), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss1/14