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By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Consultant describes bio-char plans


April 19, 2016

A forestry consultant told members of the Sweet Home All Lands Collaborative Monday afternoon about an Oregon State University study into possible uses for bio-char, which can be manufactured as a byproduct to logging.

Instead of burning slash, the woody material can be converted to bio-char, with several potential uses.

“Basically, for the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to figure out how we can avoid pile burning,” said Matt Delaney, a forestry consultant with Delaney Forestry, who lives between Lebanon and Sweet Home.

He hopes to find markets for low-value residuals like...

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