HNEI researchers have patented  a UH Flash CarbonizationTM (FC) process for quickly producing high-quality charcoal with high yields which has been scaled up and fitted with a thermal afterburner that destroys all smoke. This FC Demonstration Reactor is being run on a regular basis and product charcoal is available for market studies. Prospective licensees are welcome to visit.
Point Person: M. Antal 
- 2003, Michael Jerry Antal, Jr., Kazuhiro Mochidzuki , and Lloyd S. Paredes. Flash Carbonization of Biomass. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res ., 42 (16), pp 3690–3699. DOI: 10.1021/ie0301839