Biochar Production Equipment

AGICO Provides Equipment & Various EPC Solutions For Biochar Production.

Biochar Output: 750-9000 t/y

Biomass Treatment: 3000-30000 t/y


Are you still worried about how to deal with the large amount of biomass waste around you? Do you want to turn waste into treasure? Producing biochar is definitely an environmentally friendly option that can bring you huge benefits.

What is biochar? Biochar is a kind of charcoal, that is the product of low-temperature pyrolysis of biomass raw materials, and its main component is carbon molecules. It differs from ordinary charcoal used as fuel, its production technology is more advanced and the application range is more expansive.

Biochar is actually a sustainable negative carbon technology (NET). Plants absorb carbon dioxide, but release it when they rot or burn. The NET technology can store carbon dioxide in soil organic matter for thousands of years by means of biochar sequestration. Each ton of biochar can permanently store 3 tons of CO2. It is emerging as a viable, long-term, and high-quality carbon removal method for fighting climate change.


Application: Biochar’s quality and application field depends on the raw material. High-quality biochar is frequently used in soil improvement (promoting crop growth, improving acidic soil, protecting soil microorganisms, improving fertilizer utilization), other biochar can be used as filling material in production, feed additive, asphalt or concrete additive, raw materials for activated carbon and fertilizer production, burning fuel, etc. Either way, biochar enables waste to be reused again in a sustainable way, enabling a true circular economy.

Improve soil quality and promote crop growth

As a feed additive, it improves animal health and food safety

Help carbon neutrality and increase green revenue for enterprises

Sequester CO2, and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions

soil improvement
Soil Improvement
filling materials
Filling Material
animal feed
Feed Additive
concrete additive
Concrete Additive
activated carbon
Activated Carbon
burning fuel
Burning Fuel

Raw Materials For Biochar Production

Raw materials for biochar production are wide range and easy to obtain, mainly from agricultural and forestry organic waste.

Material Requirements: <30mm Particle Size

75% Dry Matter Content

 Free Flow

10MJ/Kg Minimum Calorific Value

biochar production
raw materials for biochar

AGICO is a professional cement equipment, activated carbon equipment, and biochar equipment manufacturer. Our biochar production system can process various types of biomass waste, and at the same time realize precise control of carbonization parameters to produce carbon products of different quality. During the production process, organic pollutants such as solvents, microplastics, etc., as well as mineral pollutants are removed at temperatures of 550-750°C. AGICO biochar production line can achieve efficient, highly automated, continuous, and environmentally friendly production without harmful by-products.

Container-type modular installation, convenient transportation, and modular systems save 90% of EPC engineering at low cost.

5G intelligent management can monitor the operating conditions in real-time through the mobile terminal and PC terminal, and directly send to the operator in case of failure.

The equipment is made of stainless steel and nickel-based alloy materials, which are resistant to corrosion, high temperature, and oxidation. The service life is more than 20 years.

It can be operated by only one person, unattended 24 hours a day, is friendly to the environment, and meets EU2019 emission standards.

Biochar Production Process

Raw Material Preparation

Raw materials enter the crusher to be crushed to a certain size and then enter the dryer to remove 70%-80% of the moisture. The prepared raw materials will be temporarily stored in the storage bin and then sent into the carbonization furnace by the automatic feeding system.

Pyrolysis & Carbonization

The prepared raw materials enter the carbonization furnace, complete pyrolytic carbonization at a temperature of 500-800°C, and then enter the water cooling system to reduce to normal temperature. After that, the finished biochar products are discharged with the automatic unloading system. All organic harmful substances (such as solvents, plastic particles, lubricants, release agents, drug residues, PFAS, PCBS, PAK, etc.) can be removed during this process. The entire carbonization process is actually a self-heating reaction with a positive energy balance. The energy generated during this process is sufficient to run the equipment and can also be connected to the local heating network, which reduces waste volume and costs by 95%. The by-product tar and wood vinegar can be recycled, and 20%-35% solid carbon powder is available to be further processed into various carbon products or taken as fuel.

Flue Gas Treatment

There is a combustion chamber set behind the carbonization furnace. The flue gas produced by the carbonization furnace will be fully burned in the chamber to remove harmful substances and provide circulating heat for the furnace and drying system, which can also be recovered or used for power generation. After that, the flue gas enters the unique purification system and is discharged from the chimney after reaching the emission standard. The entire production process is equipped with bag filters, and the noise is lower than 65 decibels.

Grinding & Packing

According to different application directions, the biochar is usually ground into various particle sizes by a grinding mill and then enters the packaging machine for bagging.

AGICO Biochar Production Plant For Sale

1. Stationary Biochar Production Plant

stationary biochar production plant

1. Chimney

2. Bag Filter

3. Crusher

4. Storage And Drying Machine

5. Carbonization Furnace

6. Biochar Output System

7. Burner

8. Electrical Tar Precipitator

9. Heat Exchanger

10. Electric Control System

11. Gasifier

12. Biochar Output System

13.  ID Fan


Stationary Biochar Production Plant Model Parameters

Feeding Capacity4-6m³/h6-8m³/h10-15m³/h18-22m³/h
Working MethodContinuous Cracking
Applicable Raw MaterialsAll kinds of waste biomass, such as sawdust, coconut shell, palm shell, rice husk, straw, bamboo, civil sludge, municipal sludge, industrial sludge, etc.
Furnace Size(m)Φ1.6,Length8Φ2,Length10Φ2.6, Length12Φ3.3 ,Length12
Applicable FuelDiesel, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biomass waste, biomass syngas, etc.
By-product (optional)Biochar, wood tar, wood vinegar, heat/electricity, carbon sink, etc.
Emission StandardEU2019
Type of HeatingIndirect Heating
Power(standard configuration)55KW75KW95.8KW145KW
Floor Area(L*W*H)(standard configuration)15*8*7m29*8*8m35*8*9m55*8*10m
Weight (standard)49ton65ton77ton127ton
Fumace MaterialQ245R+310S
Working PressureNegative Micro-pressure
StructureThree Cylinders And Three Fumaces
Feedstock RequirementSize: ≤20mm; Moisture: ≤ 15%; Flow Properties
Flue Gas Purification TypeDry Dust Removal
Working Hours7500h/year
Cooling MethodWater Cooling Heat Exchange
Noise (decibels)≤65

2. Biochar Polygeneration Production Plant

Solution 1: Waste Heat Utilization System

biochar production waste heat utilization system
biochar production waste heat utilization systems

1. Chimney

2. Induced Draft Fan

3. Cooling System

4. Dust Removal System

5. Heat Exchange System

6. Biochar Outlet System

7. Air Outlet

8. Combustion Chamber

9. Carbonization Furnace

10. Feeding System

11. Conveying System

12. Storage System

Fuel Performance (MWt/h)1.6758.416.8
Annual Treatment Volume Of Biomass (tons/year)3*10009*10001.5*100003*10000
Biochar Output (kg/h)1003005001000
Annual Biochar Output (tons/year)750~9002250~27003750~45007500~9000
Heat Output (MWt/h)
Annual Working Hours (h)7500750075007500
Footprint (m²)85100140190
Quantity Of Containers L*W*H (mm)9000*2350*2700 ,1pcs
6000*2350*2700 ,2pcs
9000*2350*2700, 2pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 2pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 4pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs

Waste Heat Utilization System Flow Chart

waste heat utilization system flow chart

Solution 2: Waste Heat Drying System

biochar production waste heat drying system
biochar production waste heat drying systems

1. Gas Vent

2.  Pyrolytic Carbonization System

3.  Storage System

4.  Conveying System

5.  Induced Draft Fan

6. Chimney

7. Flue Gas Purification System

Fuel Performance (MWt/h)1.6758.416.8
Annual Treatment Volume Of Biomass (tons/year)3*10009*10001.5*100003*10000
Biochar Output (kg/h)1003005001000
Annual Biochar Output (tons/year)750~9002250~27003750~45007500~9000
Heat Output (MWt/h)0.461.392.324.64
Annual Working Hours (h)7500750075007500
Footprint (m²)90110150200
Quantity Of Containers L*W*H (mm)9000*2350*2700 ,1pcs
6000*2350*2700 ,1pcs
9000*2350*2700, 2pcs
9000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 2pcs
9000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 3pcs
9000*2350*2700, 1pcs

Waste Heat Drying System Flow Chart

waste heat drying system flow chart

Solution 3: Docking Boiler Waste Heat Recovery System

biochar production boiler waste heat recovery system
biochar production boiler waste heat recovery systems

1. Chimney

2. Dust Removal System

3. Cooling System

4. Boiler System

5. Storage System

6. Pyrolytic Carbonization System

7. Biochar Outlet System

Fuel Performance (MWt/h)1.6758.416.8
Annual Treatment Volume Of Biomass3*10009*10001.5*100003*10000
Biochar Output (kg/h)1003005001000
Annual Biochar Output (tons/year)750~9002250~27003750~45007500~9000
Boiler Capacity (MWt/h)
Heat Output (MWt/h)0.250.751.242.48
Annual Working Hours (h)7500750075007500
Footprint (m²)95110120200
Quantity Of Containers (L*W*H) (mm)9000*2350*2700, 2pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 1pcs
9000*2350*2700, 1pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 2pcs
6000*2350*2700, 1pcs
12000*2350*2700, 3pcs
6000*2350*2700, 2pcs

Docking Boiler Waste Heat Recovery System Flow Chart

boiler waste heat recovery system flow chart

Solution 4: Cracking Power Generation System

biochar production cracking power generation system

Cracking Power Generation System Flow Chart

cracking power generation system flow chart

1. Chain Conveyor

2. Crusher

3. Belt Conveyor

4.  Storage And Drying Machine

5.  Bag Filter

6.  Storage And Drying Machine

7.  Heat Exchanger

8.  Biochar Output System

9.  Gasification System

10.  Hot Air Stove

11.  Carbonization Furnace

12.  Purification System

13.  Combustion Generating Set

14.  Biochar Output System

Carbonization FurnaceFuel Performance (MWt/h)1.6758.416.8
Annual Treatment Volume Of Biomass (tons/year)3*10009*10001.5*100003*10000
Biochar Output (kg/h)1003005001000
Annual Biochar Output (tons/year)750~9002250~27003750~45007500~9000
Heat & Power OutputPower Generation Capacity (MWe/h)0.220.651.082.16
Heat Output (Tail Gas + Circulating Water) (MWt/h)0.651.32.164.32
GasifierHeating Capacity Of Gasifier (MWt/h)0.3311.673.34
Feed Capacity Of Gasifier (kg/h)Approx 233Approx 700Approx 1200Approx 2400
Biochar Output From Gasifier (kg/h)Approx 23Approx 70Approx 120Approx 240
Annual Working Hours (h)7500750075007500
Footprint (m²)400450550700

Low production and installation costs, high efficiency, and reliability make this series of production lines an ideal solution for waste utilization and recycling. No matter small scale biochar production or large scale biochar production, AGICO will customize solutions according to your needs!


Take The Model AGBC1000 As An Example.

biochar carbon storage
biocahr providing heat

Why Choose AGICO

AGICO provides EPC solutions for the reuse of biomass waste, transforming waste biomass into commodities or energy that can be circulated in the market, not at the expense of the environment, making it economically feasible, meanwhile complying with international environmental regulations and standards.






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