Production of biochar

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:

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

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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.

Contact person

Patrizia Pschera Patrizia Pschera

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

Kathleen Draper Kathleen Draper

Director Americas, Australia, New Zealand
+1 585 737 7282
kathleen.draper@carbon-standards.com