Increase the amount of biomass (crop/forest residues) economically converted into useful products such as fuel, fertilizer, or chemicals.
Most crops and forest residues (biomass) are loose, wet, and bulky, rendering them difficult and expensive to collect and centralize for conversion or disposal. We develop small-scale, low-cost, portable systems that can latch onto the back of tractors and pick-up trucks to deploy to rural, hard-to-access farms and forest landings to locally upgrade the residues on-site into higher-value bioproducts (chemicals, fertilizers, biofuels, etc.) without external energy input. This can promote a network of self-sufficient rural communities while developing the rural economy in a carbon-negative way and mitigating open-air biomass burning and catastrophic wildfires.
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