The EBC was developed to minimize risks in the use of biochar, especially in agricultural applications, and to avoid negative environmental impacts of its production. It is a voluntary industry standard, compliance with which is a mandatory part of the state approval of biochar for use in agriculture in Switzerland. Since 2020, the EBC has also certified the carbon sink potential of biochar. This means that the climate service of carbon storage by biochar can now be traded and remunerated separately. In this web seminar, Hans-Peter Schmidt and Nikolas Hagemann will talk about the importance of certification, the principles of the European Biochar Certificate and its recent adaptations and further developments, as well as the perspective of the C-sink markets. Heike Renner will present the EBC control and certification programme.
WHEN: 02.03.2021, 13:00-15:00 CET