The EU funded RE-DIRECT project incorporates partners from 5 European countries; Germany, France, Belgium, Ireland and the UK. It builds upon the learning gained from a previous Severn Wye project, COMBINE
The project will collect cuttings from rural and urban landscapes, which are currently left to rot on site or are burnt. These cuttings will be processed using a range of technologies, including IFBB (Integrated Generation of Solid Fuel and Biogas from Biomass, as demonstrated in COMBINE), pyrolysis and biochar activation technology.
The end products will be biochar and activated charcoal: