We are the European Biochar Industry Consortium

In September 2019 some of the leading players in the young European biochar industry formed the European Biochar Industry Consortium as a non-profit organization in order to promote and support the European biochar industry and its general, non-material and economic interests with the aim of developing the European biochar industry into an important industry sector and making a significant contribution to fight climate change.

Biochar is an exceptional material with enormous potential. Over the last few years there was huge progress in the field of biochar, both in science and in industry. Overall interest in biochar is increasing and the market is growing fast. But still, compared to its potential, biochar is highly underrepresented in the overall awareness. Therefore EBI is focussing on the following key activities:

Policy

Support/ initiate adaptation of legal regulations regarding production and usage of biochar

Market Intelligence

Provide relevant market information for members and for publications

Communication

Increase the level of awareness of biochar and its commercial and environmental benefits

Industry Standards

Develop and establish scientifically sound standards for biochar for different applications in industry (based on EBC)

Members of the Industry Consortium

Board of Directors

Hansjörg Lerchenmüller

Chairman Carbuna AG
 
  • 20+ years experience in high-technology management
  • Multiple entrepreneur (clean tech start-ups)
  • Awarded “Deutscher
    Umweltpreis” in 2012
  • 2012 – 2016 Chairman of the CPV Consortium

Helmut Gerber

CEO and Founder
PYREG GmbH
 
  • 20+ years entrepreneurial & scientific experience in pyrolysis & gasification
  • Inventors Award State of Rheinland-Pfalz 2006 & 2010
  • N-TV Energy Awards 2014 Nominee

Marcel Huber

CEO and Founder
SynCraft GmbH
 
  • 20+ years entrepreneurial & scientific experience in pyrolysis & gasification
  • Inventor of the staged, floating-fixed bed gasification technology
  • Previously head of researcharea renewable energy at MCI Innsbruck

Vincent Xavier

Director and Founder
ETIA / VT Green
 
  • 7 years entrepreneurial and scientific experience in pyrolysis and gasification
  • Almost 20 years of experience in advising SMEs in strategy, innovation and sustainable development

Become a member of the European Biochar Industry Consortium!

Do you want to join our Consortium? EBI is always looking for experts who interested in supporting the development of biochar applications and who are committed to the principles of sustainable production. We are looking for:

Dexter

Manufacturers of pyrolysis plants / machines / systems

Biochar manufacturers

Producers and distributors of biochar products

Other service providers with biochar reference (e.g. labs)

Potentially also non-profit organizations dedicated to applied R&D

Membership Plans

Members can choose the level of involvement and engagement:

Membership Dues

Members can choose the level of involvement and engagement:

Become a member of the European Biochar Industry Consortium!