Production of biochar in Lower Income countries

Production of biochar in Lower Income countries

All over the world and for more than two thousand years, charcoal and biochar have been produced for heating, cooking or fertilizing the soil. Use the Global Artisan C-Sink Standard for the production, processing and application of biochar in agriculture in Low, Lower Middle and Higher Middle Income countries.

The Global Artisan C-Sink guarantees that the biomass feedstock in Low, Lower Middle and Higher Middle Income countries (see classification of countries here) is sustainably produced in an artisan way with Kon-Tiki type pyrolysis, thus reducing emissions in the production process of biochar. All aspects of the biochar’s quality are monitored and documented. Beside this, C-sink credits can be generated by using the biochar for agricultural purposes. This offers the possibility to sell CO2 certificates via existing trading platforms and contribute to the income of farmers.

Here you will find the current version of our standard:

CERES-CERT AG

CERES-CERT AG

Validation, verification and certification

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.

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture helps companies and organizations worldwide on their path to true net zero. As a marketplace and fully digital platform for high-quality and effective carbon removal credits, the company offers certificates that not only avoid CO2 emissions, but actively remove them out of the atmosphere. With an uncompromisingly scientific approach as well as seamless, tamper-proof supply chain tracking, precise sink modeling, and flexible credit management, Carbonfuture sets the standard for effective and trustworthy climate action. Carbonfuture’s mission is to drive real climate impact by catalyzing an industry of high quality, persistent and trustworthy carbon removal at gigatonnes scale.

Biochar Life

Biochar Life

Biochar Life cools the climate by helping to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Biochar Life mobilises a huge, previously untapped human resource, smallholder farmers in the developing world, to convert currently burned crop waste, a huge, previously ignored source of greenhouse gases, into carbon sequestering plant charcoal. Biochar Life trains smallholder farmers to carbonise their crop waste with plant charcoal and not burn it, certifies the amount of carbon removed, provides access to global carbon offset markets for verified carbon sequestration, and ensures immediate payment, encouraging others to carbonise their crop waste with plant charcoal and not burn it.

As a service and technology provider of CSI and as an experienced C-Sink manager, Biochar Life offers training, consulting and technology services to future C-Sink managers managing Global Artisan C-Sink Standard farm networks.

Carboneers

Carboneers

Carboneers is a partner of Carbon Standards International for EBC projects.
Based in the Netherlands, Carboneers helps biomass owners in Europe and Africa to produce carbon from plants and generate the corresponding carbon credits. Carboneers offers a proper assessment of the biomass and the financial feasibility of their project, advises on the choice of technology, offers training for staff, actively accompanies the EBC and C-sink certification and takes care of the sale of the produced charcoal and CO2 certificates.

Carboneers develops long-term partnerships as they remain responsible for each project

CarbonThink

CarbonThink

CarbonThink was endorsed by Carbon Standards International AG under the Global Artisan C-Sink Standard as an Artisan C-Sink Manager for her project in Thailand. The C-Sink Manager certification was conducted and passed by CERES-Cert.

More information about the project and CarbonThink can be found on the website.

Planboo

Planboo

Planboo supports projects in the tropics in the production of plant carbon according to the Global Artisan C-Sink Standard. Planboo's digital tracking system (dMRV) facilitates projects' access to carbon markets and value creation from vegetal carbon in the voluntary carbon market.

As an experienced C-Sink manager and Carbon Standards International service and technology provider, Planboo operates projects across Asia and Africa, providing IT tools, technology and training to enable new C-Sink managers to develop their own valuable plant carbon projects.

TREEO

TREEO

TREEO provides trusted voluntary CO2 removals, mobilising farmers to help reverse climate change. TREEO connects balancers with tree growers worldwide to reliably remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Their asy-to-use app provides accurate and verified data about carbon storage from every single tree, bringing credibility and transparency to the voluntary carbon market.

Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd

Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd

Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd was endorsed by Carbon Standards International AG under the Global Artisan C-Sink Standard as a C-Sink Manager for her project in India. The C-Sink Manager certification was conducted and passed by CERES-Cert.

More information about the project and Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd can be found on LinkedIn.

Varaha Climate AG Pvt. Ltd

Varaha Climate AG Pvt. Ltd

Varaha Climate AG Pvt. Ltd was endorsed by Carbon Standards International AG under the Global Artisan C-Sink Standard as an Artisan C-Sink Manager for her project in India. The C-Sink Manager certification was conducted and passed by CERES-Cert.

More information about the project and Varaha Climate AG Pvt. Ltd can be found on the website.

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 Ökometric GmbH

Eurofins Ökometric 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
Phone: +49 251 384415-12
e-mail: contact(at)mas-tp.com

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Global Artisan C-Sink certification is generating additional income for farmers and creating economic incentives for the new industrial sector of agricultural climate services. Discover the multitude of opportunities and create a positive impact on the environment.

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