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 (EBI) 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.

Our Key Activities

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)

Board of Directors

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

Helmut Gerber

CTO 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

Anna Lehner

Carbonfuture

 
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • 10+ years research in Inorganic chemistry & energy materials
  • 5 years working in/with GreenTech startups on go-to-market & key collaborations
  • Implementing trustworthy digital Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification with carbon removal Standards at Carbonfuture

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

Paal Jahre Nilsen

VP Innovation
VOW/ETIA

  • 30+ years scientific experience
  • 10+ years in biogas process development, biorenewables product development
  •  development of advanced waste management and pyrolysis systems

EBI Office

Harald Bier

Secretary General

  • Geographer with a Master in Humanitarian Action
  • 10 years of experience with biochar and soil stabilization projects
  • Development and implementation of large-scale international programs
  • Development of adapted “Terra Preta” Techniques, WHH Innovation Price 2013
  • Communications and Campaigning
  • Advocacy for Agroecology and biochar

Juliane
Ried

Organizational Management & Culture

Donata
Chiari

Policy

Troy
Robichaud

Events & Engagement

Mariam
Shafqat

             Communications

Sponsors of the Industry Consortium

Members of the Industry Consortium

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A Healthier Earth

A Healthier Earth believe the solutions needed to tackle climate change, enable biodiversity to flourish, and improve individual and societal wellbeing already exist. They take a multi-perspective approach to apply these technologies, tailoring them to specific regions for maximum positive impact. They focus on decarbonising food systems and de-desertification, decarbonising the urban environment, and on their ForestFactory concept to rapidly deploy healthy and biodiverse forests. A Healthier Earth is owned by Pure DC and backed by Oaktree Capital Management.

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Airex Energy

Airex Energy is a worldwide leader in torrefaction and carbonization technology. It helps its customers decarbonize their industrial operations by converting their fossil fuel-intensive resources to carbon-negative materials. Airex Energy's unique and patented CarbonFX™ and CarbonFX-HT™ technologies transform biomass residue into value-added green carbon products such as biochar, biocarbon and biocoal. Airex Energy helps its customers achieve their green transition and achieve climate neutrality by offering turnkey decarbonization solutions with a small footprint, a high throughput and clean and easy operating processes. Whether it’s in the agriculture, metallurgy, energy generation or building materials industries, its mission is to DECARBONIZE TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

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AquaGreen

With AquaGreen’s HECLA technology you get the best available technology for drying and pyrolyzing wet biomass. AquaGreen is a Danish cleantech company focusing on drying and pyrolyzing biosolids/wastewater sludge and biogas digestate in a fully automated solution integrating superheated steam drying and pyrolysis in a closed odourless system that produces six times more energy than it uses, and eliminates PFAS and all other organic pollutants. AquaGreen has two commercial installations in Denmark at municipal wastewater treatment companies and ongoing activities in Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Malaysia. AquaGreen is working with EBI on improving framework conditions for sludge based biochar and is interested in collaborations testing new applications of biosolids biochar with other EBI members.

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Axel Preuß

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BEST

BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH is a non-university research organisation that combines academic research and industrial technology development to develop and demonstrate sustainable and circular biorefinery processes and technologies.

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Bellona

The Bellona Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that aims to meet and fight the climate challenges, by identifying and implementing sustainable environmental solutions. It works towards reaching a greater ecological understanding, protection of nature, the environment and health. Bellona is engaged in a broad range of current national and international environmental questions and issues around the world.
Bellona's approach is technologically optimistic and based on systems thinking, with the aim of developing and promoting solutions for politicians, public administration and business. The foundation was founded in 1986 and today has approx. 60 employees – including engineers, political scientists, economists, biologists, lawyers and journalists – spread across our offices in Oslo, Brussels, Vilnius and Berlin.

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BIOCHAR.TECH

BIOCHAR.TECH are a turnkey solution provider for biochar production. They plan and develop projects and make sure all interfaces are taken care of. Apart from biochar production, they are experienced in heat and power solutions and waste management. They also also offer services in operations and facility management.

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biochar zero is the consultancy for project developers of industrial biochar projects in Europe. Between idea and operations, project developers get the answers they need for their individual business model from biomass analysis, over risk assessment to network contacts.

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BISON FOREST

BISON FOREST lives for reforestation, forest restoration and climate sink economy. It provides independent and cross-regional services and solution modules to mitigate climate change consequences by advanced value chains.

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Brüning Group

The Brüning Group is a company with more than 250 employees and a broad product portfolio ranging from forestry services to biomass, waste wood, waste paper, biochar, waste, plastics and logistics. The company's development is the result of courage to change, inventiveness and a dedicated team of employees. The focus is on energy, which can be used in various ways. The subsidiaries are specialised in different areas to meet national and international requirements. In the meantime, the Brüning Group, with its dense network of customers and suppliers, has become one of the market leaders in the trade of energy-supplying bulk goods throughout Germany. This enables the Brüning Group to implement individual concepts for the full supply of biomass as well as various disposal concepts, which supports the efforts to establish long-term business partnerships.

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Carbo Culture

Based in Helsinki, Carbo Culture was founded in 2017 on the idea that biochar could be a game-changing carbon removal technique. It built on research from the University of Hawaii and developed its Carbolysis™ approach, which is optimized to scale carbon removal, generate more energy in the form of heat, and remove bio-oils from the process. The result is a biochar that is high in carbon, permanent, and versatile for many applications. With fighting climate change as its main priority, Carbo Culture is taking a proactive approach on developing biochar applications, like soil amendments and building materials, that guarantee the carbon remains sequestered for hundreds to thousands of years.

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Carbo-FORCE

Carbo-FORCE offers innovative plant technology for the production of biochar and energy. The Carbo-CAP-TEC process converts a wide range of organic residues into valuable materials in a thermal-chemical process using patented technology.

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Carbofex

Carbofex has proven biochar technology which has been in production since 2017, and captured over 5000 tons of CO2 to date. This is done by providing the technology and know-how to industrial and agricultural operators and partners. Benefits of biochar are widely acknowledged. Carbofex’s solution has been and is the industry benchmark in biochar quality carbon content and CO2 capture efficiency. Carbofex technology can use various biomasses based on the available data and chemical content. Its ultimate goal is to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, improve food production, help in waste management globally and locally and capture GHG – so its actions prevent and reverse damages already caused.

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Carboganic

CARBOGANIC customizes biocarbon fibers and fillers to enhance thermoplastic and thermoset applications. Additionally, its biocarbon additives contribute to the decarbonization of manufacturing processes by creating a carbon sink.

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CarbOliva

CarbOliva is a plant that transforms olive biomass by pyrolysis into 4-5000 tm/year of high quality biochar and thermal energy in Andalusia. We contribute to the Decarbonization of the planet.

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carbonauten produces specified biocarbons decentrally from various biomass residues and problematic waste in large quantities, at high quality and low cost.

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Carbonfuture

Carbonfuture provides a platform for end-to-end documentation, verification and certification of carbon sinks. It focuses on carbon preserving applications of biochar adhering to the EBC-sink guidelines and issues and trades the respective C-sink credits. Carbonfuture is already working with several innovative and frontrunning producers and users of certified biochar and is constantly onboarding more of them. As a platform provider, it offers a wide range of services also beyond financing and trading C-sink credits. This includes documentation of C-sinks for companies who want to claim the credits themselves rather than selling them, e.g., in their own sustainability reporting. Carbonfuture sells C-sink credits to individuals, companies and institutions guaranteeing carbon storage over 100 years minimum, and the prevention of double counting.

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Carbonloop

Carbonloop is a “carbon negative” energies producer proposing a decarbonization service for industries, based on renewable energy production and carbon capture (biochar).

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Carbon Char Store

Carbon Char Store is building the world’s first human-friendly marketplace for carbon dioxide removals; exclusively offering Standard Gas’s credits from the pyrolysis of biogenic municipal solid waste. Standard Gas’s advanced thermal cracking technology used in its SG100 plant transforms waste into a clean synthesis gas (syngas) and biochar that captures and removes carbon. The CCS mobile app will be a platform to measure and subscribe to removals, where they can be compared for price, permanence and volume using the CCS Classification system.

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Carbon Collectors

The Carbon Collectors create regional carbon sinks under the motto "Sink Coal" and aim to promote the application and potential of biochar to a broad public through effective science communication.

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Carbon Drawdown Initiative

Carbon Drawdown Initiative's mission is to speed up negative emissions. They do this through science projects (e.g. Project Carbdown), policy work and impact investments.

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Carbon Removal Partners

Carbon Removal Partners is a specialist in carbon removal investments and supports companies working on reversing climate change.

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Carbon Standards International

Carbon Standards International develops standards, strategies and system solutions for climate-neutral agriculture and industry. With its standards and guidelines, it audits and certifies climate performance together with its partners. Its tools can be used to analyse and improve carbon cycles. Its climate certificates enable obtaining financial recognition for climate services from third parties. Its European Biochar Certificate (EBC) guidelines cover scientifically recognised methods for the production, processing and use of biochar in agriculture, forestry and industry and their upstream and downstream sectors. Carbon Standards International are seeing a steady expansion of the areas in which biochar and biochar-based products are used. The EBC guidelines enable production, processing and use to meet the most up-to-date scientific standards.

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Carbuna

Carbuna AG, based in Memmingen, Germany, is a specialist and pioneer for developing and producing enhanced biochar products, as organic and sustainable fertilizer and multi-purpose solutions for farmers that naturally stores carbon in the soil and thus mitigates global warming. The products contain a perfectly adjusted combination of conditioned biochar, selected organic nutrients with amino acids and bio active micro-organisms, which support a sustainable humus enrichment. In addition to solutions for soil improvement, the product range also includes specially developed biochar products for the optimisation of biogas plants and for stable hygiene.

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CarStorCon

Concrete and asphalt as climate killers? That is history! With CarStorCon® technology, concrete and asphalt become carbon sinks, while simultaneously improving the functionality of the building material. The basis of the technology is a newly developed additive, Clim@Add®. It consists of up to 96% technical carbon, which is a product of a climate-positive energy system. Using this material, CarStorCon® already succeeds in producing a climate-positive concrete when substituting up to 15% cement with Clim@Add®. With 2% Clim@Add®AC, they achieve a climate-positive asphalt. The building materials are in no way inferior to their reference products and can even lead to an improvement in the material properties. The technology is already applicable today and even after the use phase, the climatic concrete can be fully recycled and again save resources.

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CERES

As an independent validation and verification body, CERES-CERT AG supports projects, companies and organizations of all kinds in sustainable development and strengthening their market position. Their services include a third-party audit and review of projects and companies in accordance with ISO Standard 14064 and ISO 17029/14065 for the calculation of carbon footprints, carbon sinks and carbon fixation. CERES-CERT AG is the third-party auditing body for the standards developed 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 project.

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Circle Carbon

Circle Carbon S.L. focuses on climate change mitigation through the production and application of biochar as part of a Virtuous Circular Economy that is based on: Biomass Resource Management, Soil Regeneration, Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), and Food Security.

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Circular Carbon

Circular Carbon designs, develops and operates pyrolysis plants for the production of biochar and renewable energy, focusing on the utilization of biogenic residues. The carbonization of these residues generates cost-effective renewable energy. Circular Carbon acts as a contractor and supplies the energy to the companies that provide the residual materials. This creates a profitable circular economy, made possible by a close integration of industrial processes. The energy buyer does not bear any plant or operators’ risk. In Hamburg, Circular Carbon has been operating one of the largest production plants for biochar in Germany since 2022. A local cocoa producer is supplied with steam from the plant, which uses cacao shells as sole feedstock.

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CTS - Carbon Technik Schuster

As a system manufacturer, we offer our customers the technology to actively extract CO2 from the atmosphere. In doing so, they produce biochar and regenerative, green energy.

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DECARBO Engineering

DECARBO Engineering is an engineering expert specialized in pyrolysis systems for the production of high-quality biochar. It finds the perfect fit for its clients in industry, communes, and agriculture.

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DEMIO

Demio is working to store carbon on a large scale by focusing on simple and reproducible uses of biochar.

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DHG

DHG, founded in 2000, trades in sustainable products in the areas of soil, bark, fuel and charcoal.

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Diproinduca

Since 1984, Diproinduca have been helping their customers and partners to discover the hidden treasures in their waste and by-products by transforming their environmental liabilities into assets.

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ECOERA

Swedish firm ECOERA, pioneers in biochar carbon removal, sold the first certificate in 2009, contributed to the IBI Protocol 2012, and are WWF-recognized.

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ecoLocked

ecoLocked is dedicated to the development of biocarbon-based formulations for climate- and environmentally friendly building materials. It wants to make CO2-negative building materials marketable and affordable.

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EcoTopic

EcoTopic is the consultancy with passion for biochar. We are navigating producers, users and policymakers through the complexity of biochar and developing new innovative pathways to make the biochar industry grow.

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Energiewerk Ilg

Since 2015, EnergieWerk Ilg generates electricity, heat and high-quality biochar from untreated biomass at its site in one of the first climate-positive power plants.

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Energie 360°

Energie 360° makes sustainable energy available throughout Switzerland. Its 350 employees are committed to working with customers, partners, and communities to promote renewable energy and eco-mobility. The City of Zurich holds a 96% share in Energie 360°, which supplies the metropolis – and 42 other communities – with increasing amounts of renewable energy. The company plans, builds and operates energy solutions. It invests in electric charging stations and, as a leading supplier of biogas and wood pellets, provides customers with climate-friendly energy. That is how Energie 360° contributes day in and day out to achieving the 2,000-watt society – here and now for coming generations.

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Envigas

Envigas is the forerunner in building, owning and operating facilities, under our own, or via joint-ownership, for large-scale production and processing of high-quality biocarbon and gas products for the metallurgical industry in Europe.

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EOC Energyocean

EOC distributes and produces biochar, advises on pyrolysis projects, biomass utilisation, CO2/EBC certification and material flow optimisation.

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EOS Climate

EOS Climate is a premier sustainability consultancy firm dedicated to addressing and mitigating climate crisis with a strong commitment for a comprehensive climate strategy. EOS Climate maintains a focused approach towards effective environmental solutions. Built over 15 years, its services encompass a broad range of specialized areas including the development of Voluntary Carbon Market projects, strategizing companies' journeys towards net zero emissions, expert supply chain carbon management solutions, in-depth carbon footprint analysis, strategic offsetting, and all-inclusive sustainability reporting.

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EQTEC

EQTEC's proven and proprietary syngas production technology generates safe, clean energy and biofuels from nearly 60 different kinds of feedstock.

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EUROFINS Umwelt

EUROFINS Umwelt Ost GmbH in Freiberg is an independent environmental laboratory. In addition to analyses of soil, water, air, waste and fuels, it offers product testing and product certification for wood pellets, wood ash, barbecue coal recovered fuels and biochar. It certifies the quality of these products for manufacturers by means of biochar tests. The services offered by EUROFINS Umwelt Ost include all analyses required for the European Biochar Certificate (EBC) batch certification and for the basic characterisation of biochar. In addition, numerous supplementary parameters such as calorific value, PCB and dioxins can be determined. Regular participation in round robin tests ensures the quality of the investigations.

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EUTHENIA ENERGY

EUTHENIA ENERGY invests in and supplies critical components of the global energy transition. It creates, develops, and operates innovative net-zero energy assets mixing solutions, such as: biomass, renewable energy, hybrid, biofuels, synthetic gas, biochar (CO2 sequestration).

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Evac

Evac is the world’s leading provider of water and waste management systems for marine, offshore, and building industries. Together with its customers and partners it strives for a future with no waste.

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First Climate

First Climate initiated one of the world's first programs for monetizing the climate benefits of biochar. Today, it helps its clients register, monitor and sell carbon credits from their projects.

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Fraunhofer ISE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany is the largest solar research institute in Europe. With a staff of about 1400, it is committed to promoting a sustainable, economic, secure and socially just energy supply system based on renewable energy sources.

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GRK

GRK is a construction group operating in Finland, Sweden, and Estonia. It produces biochar, builds highways, tracks, and bridges and offers a wide range of circular economy services.

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Greene Enterprise Ltd

Greene proprietary technology facilitates the recycling of mixed waste streams, including both biogenic and plastic materials, without the prerequisite of pre-sorting. This process not only adapts seamlessly to various types of waste but also ensures the production of stable, high-quality outputs such as pyrolytic oil and char.

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Haffner Energy

A listed family company co-founded and co-directed by Marc and Philippe Haffner, and a player in the energy transition for 30 years, Haffner Energy designs and supplies innovative decarbonation solutions for the mobility, industry and local authority sectors. Its HYNOCA® and SYNOCA® technologies, based on the thermolysis of biomass and protected by 15 patent families, enable its customers to produce locally renewable hydrogen and gas as well as other green energies such as "Sustainable Aviation Fuel" or methanol, while capturing carbon from the atmosphere through the co-production of biochar. Thanks to this "carbon-negative" technology, decoupled from the cost of fossil fuels and electricity, Haffner Energy is providing an immediate, agile and competitive response to the strategic challenges of energy independence and decarbonization in Europe.

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HellaBiom

The Hellenic Biomass Association (HellaBiom) is a nonprofit organization, consisting of a nationwide network of active corporate and individual members in the field of sustainable biomass valorization for bioenergy, biochar, BCR and bioeconomy applications in Greece.

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Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology

Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology (ITPE) is supporting industry on its way to decarbonization via research and development related to renewable origin fuels use, waste processing, by-product utilization, and circular economy implementation.

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Instituto Latinamericano del Biochar

The Latin American Biochar Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to identify the needs of the biochar market in Latin America, promote and disseminate its activities and projects, and be recognized as the most important initiative in Latin America that researches, promotes and encourages the use of biochar as a way to mitigate climate change.

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Interholco

Interholco is a certified leading provider of sustainably produced hardwood, whose mission is to turn wood and its co-products into a forest of solutions, for people and planet.

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KWS Ökokraft

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Lerchenmueller CONSULTING

Lerchenmueller CONSULTING supports CleanTech start-ups through strategic consulting and impact investments. Since 2017, its focus is on carbon removal and specifically on carbon removal through biochar (BCR).

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MacroCarbon

MacroCarbon is the first complete seaweed-based supply chain for the European chemical industry with biochar as one of its main products after biomass processing.

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Made of Air

Made of Air takes wood waste and transforms it into high-value, carbon-negative compounds. These can be used to turn manufactured goods into engineered carbon sinks.

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Mash Makes

Mash Makes has developed a state-of-the-art carbon negative solution that produces energy commodities, valorizes crop residue, sequesters carbon and improves soil quality.

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Meva Energy

Meva Energy's gasification plants generate biochar as a side stream while replacing fossil gas in industrial process heat generation or valorizing residue to power and heat.

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NAWARO ENERGIE

NAWARO ENERGIE Betrieb GmbH, based in Zwettl, is one of the largest producers of green electricity in Lower Austria. Every year about 30,000 households are being supplied with electricity from biomass power plants at the three sites in Altweitra, Rastenfeld, Göpfritz, Groß Gerungs and Perg. NAWARO and its team are dedicated to three core values: reliability, sustainability and regionality. With this in mind, there is a focus on improving the Austrian renewable energy system via investments in new research and building projects.

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NGE

Since 2017, NGE has focused on the development of pyrolysis plants for the recycling of various organic residues as an environmentally friendly solution provider according to EBC standards. The customized plant concepts are supported by modular design of the pyrolysis plant. The unique heat concept enables a thermally self-sufficient operation of the plant, whereby the surplus energy is available for different technical applications. Currently, the patented PyroDry® concept - a combination of dryer and pyrolysis - is available for the recycling of moist residual materials into a high-quality product. In addition to the PyroDry® concept, there are other possible uses for the surplus thermal energy, as process heat, hot water extraction or via an ORC process for power generation.

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Norwegian Biochar Network

The Norwegian Biochar Network is working to bring everyone connected to the the value chain for biochar in Norway together, to promote biochar as an important climate measure, an important part of the circular bioeconomy, and to ensure that Norway becomes a leader in value creation linked to the production and use of biochar. The Norwegian Biochar Network works for biochar production and use as a concrete climate solution that contributes to Norway's climate goals, as well as providing value in Norway, through important:
• Climate measures in industries linked to soil, forests and seas
• Measures to make the best possible use of the resources and energy in waste and side streams from industry
• Measures to replace fossil CO2 emissions in industry
• Measures to increase resource efficiency and value of biological resources

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Novocarbo

Novocarbo is a leading manufacturer, marketer and refiner of biochar. Novocarbo understands itself as a cleantech company with the mandate of CO2 sequestration and therfore invests intensively in applied research. The biochar products are primarily used by agricultural and landscaping companies for soil improvement, stable hygiene, animal feed and biodigester efficiency. Furthermore, Novocarbo develops own circular economy projects with industrial clients and refines biochar to new materials, that help reduce the carbon footprint. Next to its production site in Dörth, Germany, Novocarbo holds an head office in Hamburg working internationally with a focus on Europe.

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NSR

NSR AB is public waste management company founded in 1982 and is owned by the six northwest Skåne municipalities of Bjuv, Båstad, Helsingborg, Höganäs, Åstorp and Ängelholm. NSR collect treat and recycle waste for approximately 266,000 citizens.

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OBIO

OBIO produce premium feedchar from Norway spruce woodchips. OBIOchar has low levels of heavy metals, volatiles, and a long permanence. OBIO advise on how to administer OBIOchar to livestock.

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Organic Fuel Technology

Organic Fuel Technology converts organic materials to biofuels and biochar with monomode microwaves and the creation of a strong, homogeneous electromagnetic wavelength field.

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Pioneer Point Partners

Pioneer Point Partners is an independent infrastructure investment firm, specialising in energy and environment projects that contribute to climate change mitigation and circular economy in Europe.

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P.I.B Global Services

P. I. B Global Services LTD, established in Lagos, Nigeria in 2020, initially began as an enterprise and transitioned to a Limited Liability Company in 2023. Since its inception, the company has produced over 300 tons of biochar. Additionally, it has trained over 2,000 biochar producers, primarily smallholder farmers, with a focus on women and girls. P.I.B's goal is to become the largest aggregator of biochar in Africa and supply biochar and biochar-related products, including biochar carbon credits, to the European market.

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PUHI

PUHI is a biochar carbon removal company located in Finland. Together with its partners, it integrates pyrolysis where sidestreams are generated to produce biochar, carbon removal, and energy. By establishing industrial ecosystems it can achieve mutual environmental, social, and economic benefits. Its international team consists of researchers, engineers, and business experts. In addition to the industrial operations, PUHI is an active R&D partner. With its pilot-scale pyrolysis reactors, it can make proof-of-concept studies on new biomass feedstocks and develop biochar for value-added applications.

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PYREG

PYREG GmbH is an industry leading German manufacturer of machines for carbonizing organic waste (biomass, sewage sludge, etc.) into CO2-binding premium biochar while generating renewable energy. The NetZero Tech company and pioneer in the field of CO2 removal (CDR) was founded in 2009 as university spin-off and has already won numerous awards. All PYREG's 50+ plants commissioned worldwide sequester a total of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. In April 2022, PYREG founded its US subsidiary in Portland (Maine) - establishing both sales and technical service support for this growing market segment.

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PyroCore

PyroCore is an innovative Belgian - UK player, who supports its clients in a sustainable CSR approach by offering an evolutive solution transforming different waste streams into recoverable products and energy with the purpose to obtain a low-carbon and circular economy. The core of the solution, the Phoenix™, creates environmentally responsible and sustainable value chains through, for example, the generation of biochar from biomass and the recovery of energy that is generated in the process. However clients plan to use this energy, the Phoenix™ offers financial savings substituting fossil fuel consumption and a sustained revenue from the sale of the biochar.​

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RE-CORD

RE-CORD is a private-public nonprofit Research & Development organization that works in the field of renewable energies, biomass, bioenergy and bioeconomy.

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Rouge H2 Engineering

Rouge H2 Engineering (RGH2) provides solutions and platforms to produce renewable hydrogen from biomass and utilize the by-product biochar for additional carbon removal. We believe that in the race to zero emission, an independent, resilient, renewable, all-weather, carbon negative hydrogen source should be the top priority to be utilized in climate-neutral carbon-neutral smart cities. RGH2’s innovative on-site on-demand hydrogen generation system, integrated with a biomass gasification system, enables the supply of affordable renewable hydrogen and high quality biochar to be produced locally. RGH2 is delighted to be a member of EBI, and would like to work with EBI members to support the development of biochar applications and to help countries and cities win the race against the climate emergency!

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RWZ

As one of the largest agricultural trading houses in Germany, RWZ offers everything that farmers, wine-growers, horticulturists and forest owners need in terms of agricultural supplies, technology and expertise.

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Samsun Avdan Energy

Samsun Avdan Energy is an active player in waste to energy market, handling MSW, sewage sludge and green waste from municipalities. We are currently seeking investment opportunities in new environmental technologies like high quality biochar production.

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SCS

Greener cities by using biochar from wood of communal sources is the vision of SCS. Combining carbon sequestration, urban biodiversity, and waste heat utilization, SCS is poised to make a meaningful impact in the fight against climate change.

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SINTEF

SINTEF Energy Research is an institute for applied research, dedicated to creating innovative energy solutions. We specialise in cutting-edge, research-based knowledge and infrastructure both in Norway and internationally, with the aim of providing our clients with solutions and services that increase their value and strengthen their competitive ability.

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SioTuu Group

In the heart of the Alps, the experts of the SioTuu Group fulfill the needs of their customers with passion. In close cooperation with science, the SioTuu Group develops customized biochar solutions for your special application. Developing, introducing and anchoring sustainable premium barbecue charcoal in the European market was its first success story meeting its customers demand and delivering a high-quality product. Nowadays, its biochar solutions cover the needs of agriculture, energy and other industry sectors. If you are looking for a partner with handshake quality, premium products, experts with passion, get in touch with the SioTuu Group and fulfill your customer desires for climate positive solutions.

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Skånefrö

Skånefrö produces not only top-quality seeds, but also biochar, along with providing district heating. Environmentally friendly heating pellets, produced from the remains of meticulous seed cleaning, are pyrolyzed in plants from Pyreg, for whom Skånefrö acts as both a reference site and a commercial agent. The syngas is burned for district heating and the EBC-certified biochar is returned to the fields as a soil enhancer and carbon sink. Through a collaboration with the associated company Ecoera, the ownership of the carbon removal is sold to various customers together with a certificate (CORC) linked to the audit trail. This proves the ownership of the carbon dioxide equivalents, in the form of biochar carbon captured in Swedish soils.​

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Soler Group

Soler Group, based in Gyé-sur-Seine, is a French pioneer in the cogeneration of renewable carbon and electricity and as such is a reference in sustainable wood carbonisation. IT produces biochar from wood that is not used by traditional industries, supplied by sustainably managed French forests close to its production site. The use of local, traceable wood is a core value of its circular and sustainable approach. To ensure its supply chain is completely transparent it has been a member of the EARTHWORM foundation since 2014. Thanks to their field monitoring and supply chain validation it can guarantee sustainable biochar production. With its world leading technology, standardised and controlled production process it is able to guarantee a very consistent, high quality product.

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Sonnenerde

Sonnenerde GmbH was one of the first European companies to produce biochar from organic waste. Since the year 2012, a production plant from Pyreg was under continuous operation in Eastern Austria. This project was awarded with the national Climate Mitigation Award by the Austrian Ministry for Environment. Based on this experience of the last 10 years, Sonnenerde developed an improved biochar production plant together with the partners NGE (www.nge.at) and Jumbo (www.jumbo-group.de), which will be installed in the year 2022/23 and will produce around 2.000 tonnes of biochar per year. The new plant will allow very economical usage of excess heat in a sewage sludge dryer, which will also act off-gas cleaning system for the pyrolysis process.

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South Pole

South Pole develops and implements comprehensive emission reduction projects and strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for companies, governments and organizations around the world. South Pole provides the climate finance to scale carbon removal through Biochar Carbon Removal. It helps biochar producers develop and manage their carbon assets through ICROA-approved standards, including project registration, third-party approval, and verification. To ensure its project partners can continue to scale up their operations to collectively advance climate action, South Pole offers tailored solutions, such as commission-based sales agreements, upfront financing or offtake agreements, and third-party equity investment opportunities.

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Stiesdal

Stiesdal develops high-impact solutions to climate change. The company addresses renewable energy supply, energy security, sector-wide implementation, and atmospheric clean-up. Stiesdal operates four subsidiaries, each with a focus on their own green technology: Stiesdal Offshore has developed the modular floating offshore wind turbine foundation Tetra. Stiesdal Storage has developed the energy storage solution GridScale, which can store electricity in the form of heat in crushed stone. Stiesdal Hydrogen has developed the hydrogen technology HydroGen, which is a new type of low-cost electrolysis system. Stiesdal SkyClean has developed the pyrolysis based SkyClean technology for green fuel production and biochar CO2 capture and storage.

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Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG

Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG, with its head office in Heilbronn, Germany, is one of the largest salt producers (sodium chloride) in Europe and operates at four locations in the business segments salt, waste management, logistics and tourism. The salt is extracted from the mines in Heilbronn and Berchtesgaden and from the brine deposits in the Bad Reichenhaller basin. The salt is then processed and refined to produce evaporated salt at the saltworks Bad Friedrichshall and Bad Reichenhall for various purposes. Bad Reichenhaller AlpenSalz stands for high-quality salt from the depths of the Alps. With de-icing rock salt from Heilbronn, road safety and winter-maintenance in Germany and Europe is ensured. The chemical industry receives high-purity rock salt for the chlor-alkali process.

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SYNCRAFT

For 10 years, SYNCRAFT has been producing climate-positive wood power plants in Tyrol. Currently four different personalizable wood power plant models are offered. SYNCRAFT's engineering team personally takes care of the overall planning, construction and ongoing maintenance of the plant. In these so-called reverse power plants, carbon dioxide remains within the production cycle thanks to the production of biochar and, instead of further polluting our environment, is thereby used positively. The wood power plants sequester the carbon dioxide, which is already in our atmosphere, hence they are also ‚reverse’. The simultaneous provision of sustainable, renewable energy and the storage of CO2 through the sensible use of biochar is what makes SYNCRAFT's wood power plants special: They close the circle without releasing climate-damaging gases into the environment.

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Stora Enso

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, and wooden construction, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world.

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SUEZ

For more than 160 years, SUEZ has been acting to deliver essential services that protect and improve the quality of life, enable its customers to provide access to water and waste services with resilient and innovative solutions, create value over the entire lifecycle of their assets and services, and drive their ecological transition, together with their end-users.

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SYLVA FERTILIS

Terra Fertilis® is a premium biochar made from wood by SYLVA FERTILIS France for soil regeneration purposes. It has a market authorization in France.

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Umdasch Group Ventures

Umdash Group Ventures is the future & innovation hub of the multi-national Umdasch Group. It focuses on pathbreaking technologies and business models in construction and retail.

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Vow

Vow and its subsidiaries Scanship, C.H. Evensen and Etia are passionate about preventing pollution. The company’s world leading pyrolysis solutions convert biomass and waste into valuable resources and generate clean energy for numerous industries. Vow’s wide range of solutions are scalable, standardised, patented and bring Biochar Carbon Removal to the next level.

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Vow Green Metals

Vow Green Metals is a leading producer of biocarbon and other carbon neutral products that enables industrial decarbonization. It is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to renewable materials by offering viable green alternatives to replace fossil reduction agents in the metallurgical industry. The core of its business is to build, own and operate biocarbon production plants using state-of-the-art pyrolysis technology to turn biomass and biomass waste-streams into its core product, biocarbon. Its biocarbon production process also creates other valuable products like bio-oil and bioenergy, enabling the decarbonization of several industries. With its standardized solutions, unique access to proprietary technology, and a growing global pipeline of projects, Vow Green Metals are upholding its first mover position in a green and growing market where speed and scale will be determining factors. Vow Green Metals is building a new biocarbon industry on the shoulders of its main owner and technology partner, Vow ASA, which provides access to competence and capabilities acquired through decades of industrial innovation.

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Xylergy

Think sustainable and local for our next generations ! Xylergy proposes turnkey plants producing clean & tar-free syngas from natural or recycled wood gasification with its patented NOTAR® technology. One reactor prevents emission of 5400 tons CO2 over one year (according to EU Directive RED II).

Partner Associations

  • Country: Australia
  • Promoting Drawdown
  • Facilitation of effective use and production of Biochar
  • Education, research, collaboration and commercialization
  • Country: France
  • Country: Germany
  • Promoting C-Sequestration
  • Klimafarming
  • Education, research, collaboration, policy development and advocacy
  • Country: Austria
  • Promoting bioenergy
  • Combined heat and power generation
  • Wood gas
  • Policy, information, collaboration and research
  • Countries: Czech Rep., Slovakia, Poland, Hungary
  • Connecting scientific workplaces with other entities
  • joint European projects
  • Communication / PR
  • Biochar marketplace promoting products, ideas and technologies
  • Country: Greece
  • Network of members & stakeholders: nationwide
  • Promoting Bioenergy, Biochar, BCR, Bioeconomy
  • Education, research, collaboration, policy development and advocacy
  • Global 
  • Membership network with 70+ countries represented
  • Education, research, and stakeholder collaboration
  • Country: Finland
  • Promoting biochar research, sustainable production, use and various applications
  • Applying science into practice
  • Education, research, collaboration and policy

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:

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Manufacturers of pyrolysis plants / machines / systems

Biochar manufacturers

Producers and distributors of biochar products

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

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