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Genesis - biochar making system in CA
« on: August 15, 2012, 08:48:39 AM »

You can find the Genesis website at:
John Gelwicks


Genesis Industries

212 Yacht Club Way A-12
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: 310.392.5050

They got a Conservation Innovation Grant to demonstrate their technology in Texas.  The description is below:

Texas CIG Grant

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)

Through the Texas Biomass Sustainable Energy Demonstration Project, made possible through a Conservation Innovation Grant from the NRCS and the USDA, Genesis Industries will establish a pilot testing and training site in Southeast Texas. The project is being carried out in collaboration with a rural poultry farm and a Veterans service organization.

Through this innovative project, Genesis Industries, LLC is constructing and installing two (2) pyrolysis machines on a ranch located south of Houston. Using a continuous feed system, the machines are capable of converting 200kg of biomass per hour into syngas and nutrient-rich biochar. Unlike many systems, the Genesis process of biomass conversion, carbon sequestration, biochar and syngas production does not use gasification, but rather pyrolysis, which uses considerably less energy.

The initiative will create jobs and provide job-training for approximately 30 U.S. Veterans while educating farmers about the Genesis pyrolysis machine and how it can be used to convert biomass waste into renewable energy, sequester carbon, significantly improve crop yields and generate sustainable new revenue sources. In carrying out the project activities, we expect to create or retain at least 50 ‘living wage’ jobs.  The project will demonstrate the widespread transferability of the Genesis technology to benefit and help revitalize communities across the United States, particularly those that are rural, underserved, remote or socio-economically disadvantaged. The Genesis technology sustainably addresses a myriad of conservation issues including renewable energy from waste biomass, water conservation, nutrient runoff and reduction of chemical inputs, among others.
This project will also establish an agricultural demonstration site, commercial enterprise and research site that will provide researchers and policy planners a wealth of information regarding sustainable agriculture production, conservation, economic development, renewable energy, biochar, and more.