EBC C-Sink

EBC C-Sink

The European Biochar Certificate (EBC) is the first system to provide a method of certifying the carbon sink potential of biochar. This represents a crucial step towards the sustainable establishment of planetary carbon sinks.

The comprehensively enlarged Version 2.0 was published on 1 January 2021.

Since 2020, EBC-certified biochar producers can have the carbon sink potential of their biochar produce certified. Once the biochar is incorporated into agricultural substrates such as feed, compost, slurry and manure or into durable materials such as concrete, resins and plastics, the carbon sink potential can be converted into carbon sink certificates.

The carbon sink potential of a packaging unit of biochar is defined as the quantity of carbon it contains less the carbon released during production – i.e. all the emissions arising from the production of the biochar. It thus represents the complete carbon footprint of the biochar at the factory gate – that is, when leaving the production site.

Here you will find the current version of our standard:

Here you will find all updates and revisions to the standard:

CERES-CERT AG

CERES-CERT AG

Validation, verification and certification

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture supports companies and organisations worldwide on their path to true carbon neutrality. As an online marketplace and fully digital platform for high-quality and effective carbon sink credits, the company offers certificates that actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. With an uncompromisingly scientific approach as well as seamless, tamper-proof supply chain tracking, accurate sink modelling and flexible credit management, Carbonfuture sets the standard for effective and trustworthy climate protection. Carbonfuture's mission is to deliver real climate impact - and that means building a high-quality, long-term and trusted market for gigatonnes of carbon sinks.

Crystalchain

Crystalchain

Cula

Cula

Cula Technologies is a leading digital infrastructure provider for carbon removals, specializing in operations and MRV systems for Biochar Carbon Removal. Endorsed by Carbon Standards International, Cula is dedicated to advancing digital tracking, setting new standards for the highest quality in carbon removal.

First Climate

First Climate

With 25 years’ experience, First Climate is a leading global provider of carbon management services and green energy solutions to corporate and public sector clients. We develop, finance, and source verified emission reduction and carbon removal projects around the world, enabling clients to directly support sustainable development and climate change mitigation efforts worldwide. As a pioneer in the biochar sector, we aim to realize its potential in climate change mitigation and facilitate investment in this innovative technology. Trust First Climate to grow your biochar activities sustainably and successfully.

Interholco (IHC)

Interholco (IHC)

INTERHOLCO (IHC) is a Swiss company managing a natural tropical forest in the Republic of Congo, keeping thousands of gorillas, elephants and 1.16 million ha of old-growth forest protected.

The company generates high quality carbon dioxide removals from 100% FSC-certified hardwood residues turned into biochar. The production is running since 2021 with about 20'000 tCO2eq/year, fully certified by the Swiss Carbon Standards International standard.

As Interholco is ecologically, socially and financially responsible and therefore recognized as a sustainability leader, the company is ranking first in the SPOTT ESG transparency assessments worldwide.

IWB

IWB

IWB (Industrielle Werke Basel) is the energy supplier of Basel, CH. We operate a pilot pyrolysis plant producing EBC AgroBio biochar and are accredited CO2 broker. The heat generated during the charring process is fed into the Basel district heating network, supplying around 170 households.

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture supports companies and organisations worldwide on their path to true carbon neutrality. As an online marketplace and fully digital platform for high-quality and effective carbon sink credits, the company offers certificates that actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. With an uncompromisingly scientific approach as well as seamless, tamper-proof supply chain tracking, accurate sink modelling and flexible credit management, Carbonfuture sets the standard for effective and trustworthy climate protection. Carbonfuture's mission is to deliver real climate impact - and that means building a high-quality, long-term and trusted market for gigatonnes of carbon sinks.

CEEZER

CEEZER

CEEZER is the leading platform to screen, purchase and manage negative emissions for quality - giving organizations seamless access to high-quality carbon removal while facilitating climate action globally. Based in Berlin, we create beautiful technology to make our planet better.

Interholco (IHC)

Interholco (IHC)

INTERHOLCO (IHC) is a Swiss company managing a natural tropical forest in the Republic of Congo, keeping thousands of gorillas, elephants and 1.16 million ha of old-growth forest protected.

The company generates high quality carbon dioxide removals from 100% FSC-certified hardwood residues turned into biochar. The production is running since 2021 with about 20'000 tCO2eq/year, fully certified by the Swiss Carbon Standards International standard.

As Interholco is ecologically, socially and financially responsible and therefore recognized as a sustainability leader, the company is ranking first in the SPOTT ESG transparency assessments worldwide.

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 accredited so far. All accredited 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 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

Eurofins Oekometric GmbH

Eurofins Oekometric GmbH

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

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

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

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Customer benefits

Experience the world of the EBC C-Sink Standard, where carbon sinks derived from EBC Biochar can be certified. Utilize these certified sinks to market them on a marketplace or for internal offsetting. Discover the multitude of opportunities and create a positive impact on the environment.

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