Frequently Asked Questions

ARTi's Equipment

ARTi's Equipment

What does ARTi do?

ARTi is made up of a robust team having many years of experience and specialization in offering turnkey solutions for our clients. We develop complete systems for biochar production. We begin projects from the standpoint of research and development which includes analysis of the biomass. The ARTi process consists of laboratory and techno-economic analysis and feasibility studies. What follows will be designing the best possible systems for our clients. 

ARTi assists clients over the course of the whole process from manufacturing, commissioning, supervision, operation and the maintenance of the reactors. At the same time, we can even help with sales and marketing of our clients’ products.

How does ARTi make biochar?
ARTi begins production operations with a trailer filled with sustainably-sourced biomass. Depending on the required particle size and material content, the biomass undergoes pretreatment processes. The pretreatment process consists of grinding and screening. Then the higher quality biomass enters our drying system which utilizes waste heat from the pyrolysis reaction. The moisture content of the biomass has to be reduced to below 20% before entering the reactor to provide an energy-efficient pyrolysis process. Finally, the newly produced biochar will go through a cooling tower in order to reduce its temperature to 60°C before being transported to the super sack filling station and then into the super sacks.
What processing temperatures does the ARTi pyrolysis unit can handle?

Our basic unit can handle operation temperatures up to 850°C. For higher temperatures, we use special alloys for the main pyrolysis section of the reactor.

How many train reactors does ARTi sell?

We have a broad portfolio of pyrolysis reactors ranging from single train pyrolysis units up to 5 train pyrolysis units. Each one can be customized based on your feedstocks, scale of biochar production and the goals of your project. You can review the specification sheet of our Biochar Reactor at the following (Link) and contact us for a consultancy. 

Single train pyrolysis system

ARTi’s single train pyrolysis system can process 8 tons/day of biomass for a dry matter base and produce 2 tons/day of biochar in optimal conditions. Some of our previous work can be seen here:

  • ARTi Reactor Oat hulls (Link)
  • ARTi Reactor Ireland  (Link)

5 train pyrolysis system

Our 5 train pyrolysis system is equipped to process 40 tons/day of biomass for a dry matter base and produce 10 tons/day of biochar in optimal conditions. Some of our work can be seen here:

ARTi Reactor Hawaii Chicken Litter (Link)

Where are ARTi’s reactors located?

Outside the U.S, ARTi has successfully completed projects in a number of different countries around the world such as China, Ireland and Canada. You can see some of them in operation at the following video links:

  • ARTi Reactor Ireland  (Link)
  • ARTi Reactor Hawaii Chicken Litter (Link)
What additional equipment does ARTi provide besides the reactor?

The additional equipment required for your reactor depends on the characteristics of your feedstock (moisture, hardness, size,…), the products you wish to develop (biochar, bio-oil, wood vinegar) and the production capacity (tons/day). Based on these needs ARTi offers supplementary components to support the reactor’s effective operation.  

Basic equipment:

  • Biomass Trailer Bin  (Link)
  • Biomass Transfer Auger (Link)
  • Biomass Grinder (Link)
  • Biomass Dryer (Link)
  • Biochar Reactor (Link)
  • Biochar Cooling Tower (Link)



Suggested additional equipment:

  • Multi-discharge Auger (Link)
  • Afterburner (Link)
  • Air Classifying Mill (Link)
  • Heat Exchanger (Link)
  • Off the grid Container Lab (Link)
  • Milling Container (Link)

Automation video (Link)

Can the reactor process different feedstocks? What are the modifications needed to run different feedstocks in ARTi’s reactor?

It is very easy to switch the input feedstocks. Depending on the client’s necessities, we are happy to add  additional systems such as grinders and bins to separate the different biomass that you produce. We have equipment available to suit the processing of your feedstock. 

Can your equipment be used to make activated carbon?

ARTi’s reactors can be modified to manufacture activated carbon. In general there are two types of activation: chemical and physical activation. Both can be achieved with a modification of the reactor’s basic system.

Are ARTi’s reactors mobile units?

Our reactors are mobile units ideal for our clients’ best interests. They are easy to transport and relocate.