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A facility in Kirkland Lake proposes to transform wood waste into natural gas – CBC

Mar 13, 2024

CHAR technologies recently received government funding to do engineering and design work

High-temperature pyrolysis is a technical term that can scare some people away – but over the years, CHAR Technologies CEO Andrew White has developed a succinct way to explain it.

“We heat up wood in the absence of oxygen. We heat it up to 900 degrees celsius, with no oxygen so the wood can’t burn, but it cracks apart into a gas and a carbon,” he said.

The gas is then upgraded to renewable natural gas and pumped directly into the pipeline.

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