Redwood Forest Foundation
Virtual Biomass Research Library
Biochar Demonstration Project
has attracted a high-level of interest and RFFI receives many inquiries about the project, its impact and the underlying scientific principles. RFFI welcomes your interest and questions. In conjunction with the project and in response to growing interest, RFFI is establishing this online research library with articles about biomass utilization.
The Biochar Demonstration Project is highly congruent with RFFI's
vegetation management policy.
In 2013, the RFFI Board declared a three-year moratorium on the use of herbicides as a means of eliminating unwanted, competing hardwoods and brush in its 50,000 acre Usal Redwood Forest. The Biochar Demonstration Project is one means of finding ecologically and economically sound uses for unwanted biomass. The library provides information about many aspects of biomass utilization including biochar production. We invite inquiries and additions to our fledgling collection.
Titles, Authors, Summary
Biochar Demonstration Project for Pollution Remediation in Sweet Home, Oregon 2014, Family Forests of Oregon, BioLogical Carbon, and L&C Carbon; a comprehensive report about the effectiveness of using locally available biochar products to remove water-borne pollutants contained in treated outflow wastewater from the wastewater treatment plant in Sweet Home, Oregon. It also examines the economics of using forest biomass resources as potential biochar feedstock through literature review and consultation with natural resource professionals.
Biomass Fuel Availability in Mendocino County
2006, TSS Consultants; Summary of availability in Mendocino County, including potential collection, processing, and transportation costs and market values and potential markets for woody biomass fuel- prepared for: North Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council.
Biomass Utilization and the Carbon Cycle,
Judith Harwood; Examines the question of whether or not biomass is considered to be a carbon neutral energy source.
Ecological Assessment of Biomass Thinning in Coastal Forests
2012, Greg Giusti, U.C. Cooperative Extension; a comprehensive, illustrated review of the impacts of biomass removal on forest habitats in northwestern forests with a focus on Mendocino county.
Ecological Impact of Biomass Removal on Forestland,
Judy Harwood; A brief chart outlining source materials on this topic.
2013 Sonoma Biochar Initiative Citizen Science Project Final Report
2013, Raymond Baltar, Principal Investigator & Lead Author; Final report on the results and benefits of biochar use in home, school and community gardens in Sonoma county, California.
Biochar Demonstration Site After Selective Biomass Thinning (2014)