The compost and biochar production facility is designed to study waste decomposition, produce compost and biochar and determine their characteristics. The compost system is comprised of a waste shredder, automatic sprinklers to moisturize compost and a leachate collection system. The biochar system consists of two fixed and one mobile pyrolysis units.
Biochar production is a technology which helps to combat climate change through soil carbon sequestration. Biochar acts as a conditioner for sandy soil and improves its ability to retain water and nutrients.