Production of biochar
Production of biochar goes far beyond the borders of Europe with industrial pyrolysis plants. The World Biochar Certificate (WBC) guidelines were developed based on the EBC guidelines and therefore still include the strict quality requirements that are scientifically based. Requirements based on European legislation, found in the EBC guidelines, are not present in the WBC guidelines.
By producing biochar according to the WBC guidelines, the procurement and use of ecologically sustainable biomass are ensured, as well as a carbon-positive production that complies with national emission limits. The quality of the biochar is checked at least annually. Depending on the certification class, biochar can be used in agriculture or in materials applications.
Here you will find the current version of our standard:
Validation, verification and 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
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.
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
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 Oekometric GmbH
Tel: +49 921 72633 - 0
Eurofins Umwelt Ost GmbH
Freiberg East industrial estate
Phone: +49 3731 2076 - 500
Mobile: +49 172 9224436
mas | münster analytical solutions gmbh
Technology Park Münster
Tel.:+49 251 384415-12
Ruhr Lab GmbH
Laboratory at KW Scholven
Phone: +49-152 268 760 15
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Benefit to customer
Biochar produced according to the World Biochar Certificate guidelines meets all requirements for sustainable production with a positive climate and environmental balance. The WBC guidelines demonstrate compliance with the latest scientific knowledge. The safe and ecologically sustainable use of biochar can be guaranteed through the certification.