Production of biochar

Production of biochar

For more than two thousand years, charcoal and biochar have been one of civilisation's basic materials. Use the European Biochar Certificate (EBC) for the production of biochar and its processing and use.

The EBC guarantees that the biomass feedstock is sustainably procured and produced, emissions limits are adhered to and storage procedures are environmentally sound. All aspects of the biochar’s quality are monitored and documented, and all the limits for the various usage classes (agriculture, materials, other) are complied with in accordance with the applicable regulations. The certified biochar can be used – among other things – as a soil improver, as litter (bedding) material, as an additive in fermentation substrates, for effluent treatment, and as an additive in construction materials, plastics, paper, textiles and storage batteries.

Here you will find the current version of our standard:

CERES-CERT AG

CERES-CERT AG

CERES-CERT AG is the third-party auditing body for the standards owned by Carbon Standards International.

With the experience in the certification of biochar, CERES-CERT AG has the necessary expertise to certify biochar production and processing companies and to validate and verify your climate projects.

Pastus + Certification

Pastus + Certification

For EBC plant-based biochar to be used as feed, the industry often requires certification of the charcoal feed supplement to GMP+ or pastus+ standards. The GMP+ programme recognises other standards as equivalent, for example the Austrian pastus+ standard.

Certification to the pastus+ quality assurance systems standard allows you to sell your EBC plant-based biochar as a charcoal feed supplement. Our sister company’s fast and competent services will be delivered to you worldwide.

CE conformity assessment and certification

CE conformity assessment and certification

Pursuant to EU Regulation 2019/1009, fertiliser products in the EU must comply with the requirements of the Regulation prior to being placed on the EU market.

Our partner bio.inspecta/q.inspecta offers the conformity assessment for CE marking together with the EBC inspection. CE certification is subsequently carried out by CerTrust. The scope for testing and certification by bio.inspecta/q.inspecta and CerTrust extends to all EU fertiliser products.

Pyreg GmbH

Pyreg GmbH

The PYREG technology carbonises your waste materials into pollutant-free, highly porous biochar (plant carbon). In contrast to rotting or incineration, the carbon contained in the residues is not released as CO2 in this process, but is stably bound in the biochar and thus removed from the atmosphere.
This makes the production of biochar one of the Negative Emission Technologies (NET) urgently needed for climate protection. Because if this biochar is permanently incorporated into so-called carbon sinks (e.g. arable land, building materials, asphalt), the sustainable storage of CO2 is successful in the long term.

SynCraft Engineering GmbH

SynCraft Engineering GmbH

Wood in particular plays an important role in the energy generation of tomorrow. With SynCraft's wood-fired power plants, the renewable raw material can be optimally utilised. This self-developed and patented technology generates more electricity and heat - in addition, bioenergy is the only renewable energy that can be switched on and off as needed.

Find here a list of the laboratories endorsed so far. All endorsed laboratories and subcontractors participate annually in an independent biochar ring trial organised and evaluated by DCC Delta Coal Control. It is planned to establish a European network of laboratories for plant carbon analysis that work according to the same analytical methods and regularly participate in the EBC ring test.

Eurofins Oekometric GmbH

Eurofins Oekometric GmbH

Bernecker Street
D-95448 Bayreuth
Germany
Tel: +49 921 72633 - 0
E-mail: rottler(at)oekometric.de

Eurofins Umwelt Ost GmbH

Eurofins Umwelt Ost GmbH

Freiberg Branch
Freiberg East industrial estate
Lindenstraße 11
D-09627 Bobritzsch-Hilbersdorf
Germany
Phone: +49 3731 2076 - 500
Mobile: +49 172 9224436
E-mail: info_freiberg(at)eurofins.de

mas | münster analytical solutions gmbh

mas | münster analytical solutions gmbh

Technology Park Münster
Wilhelm-Schickard-Strasse 5
D-48149 Münster
Germany
Tel.:+49 251 384415-12
E-Mail: contact(at)mas-tp.com

Ruhr Lab GmbH

Ruhr Lab GmbH

Laboratory at KW Scholven
Glückaufstrasse 56
D-45896 Gelsenkirchen
Germany
Phone: +49-152 268 760 15
E-mail: service(at)ruhr-lab.de

You can find more information on our biochar tool here:

Harald Bier
Head of expert group

Email

www.biochar-industry.com

Gerald Dunst

Email

www.sonnenerde.at

Mattias Gustafsson

Email

www.ecotopic.se

Nikolaus Wohlgemuth

Email

www.carbonfuture.earth

Benedikt Zimmermann

Email

www.carbuna.com

Dominic Hafner
CTO Biochar
Carbon Standards International

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Benefit to customer

Biochar that is produced in accordance with the standards of the European Biochar Certificate (EBC) meets all the requirements of sustainable production with a positive climate and environmental footprint. EBC certification demonstrates that your biochar complies with the applicable requirements for protection of the environment, users and soils. Certification guarantees that the biochar used in agriculture is safe and environmentally sustainable.

Contact person

Patrizia Pschera Patrizia Pschera

Environment and Climate Specialist
+41 (0) 62 552 10 98
patrizia.pschera@carbon-standards.com

Alphons Puthiyidom Alphons Puthiyidom

Environmental and Process Engineering Specialist
+41 (0) 62 552 10 94
alphons.puthiyidom@carbon-standards.com