Animal producers, operators of biogas plants, sewage treatment plants and composting plants today have a real problem: where to put the constantly rising quantities of manure and digestate? – Store larger quantities in silos and tanks or landfills? The slurry and sewage sludge ordinance is tightened and the state subsidies for biogas production is diminishing.
With 3R-Systems, businesses can kill two birds with one stone. One, drastic reduction of organic waste volume and two, create extra income.
The engineers of the company have developed a thermal optimization process that transforms biogenic residues into
valuable biochar – a process that, too can serve as a lucrative business model for waste management companies and forestry.


Actually, carbonization is old hat. Charcole Burner have been making charcoal from wood residues for thousands of years, a technique that was used in antiquity for iron smelting and glass production. Over the years, new methods have been developed and the idea behind them has been further refined and improved. However, the applied thermo-chemical processes were used to extract energy from waste. 3R-Systems has standardized the thermo-chemical technology, converted it into a modular design and thus made it suitable for the industrial processing of a diversity of starting materials. Modified in such a way, carbonization serves the production (rather than consumption) of sustainable products.


3R-Systems relies on carbonization via thermolysis. Thermolysis is a chemical reaction in which a starting material is decomposed by heating into various different products. 3R-Systems uses this process to extract biochar from biomass in a rotary kiln at high temperatures of up to 650 ° C (1.200 ° F). A 3R-Systems thermolysis plant can be operated remotely, on site, where the biomass occurs/accumulates. For example, in a livestock farm or on the site of a sewage treatment plant or waste company … where large quantities of manure or sewage sludge need processing. Companies can use carbonization to reduce the volume of biomass down to 30%. This saves in storage and distribution costs.


Depending on the specifics of the starting material, it is possible to obtain and market a great variaty of highly valuable products from biochar. Made from wood-residue, the biochar is used as a dietary supplement for domestic and farm animals. Manure, digestate and sewage sludge are turned into potent soil-enhancement … 3R-Systems supports and advises its customers on the marketing and distribution of their biochar.