Climate Concrete

How do we solve the challenges of our time? Do we have to put all our forces into new innovations, or will we also be able to work with what we know – only in a modified way? Might it even be possible to work with materials that still have a high carbon footprint and … Read more

EU Climate Law

A better EU climate law would be more ambitious, separate reduction and mitigation targets and not ignore the most promising carbon sink solution. To tackle the climate crisis, the EU urgently needs not only ambitious reduction targets but also a stringent carbon sink strategy. Without a massive build-up of carbon sinks, it is impossible to … Read more

Biochar in the Coalition Agreement of German State Baden-Württemberg

“…On state-owned land, the state lives up to its exemplary function for #climate protection and the preservation of #biodiversity. Ecologically valuable areas in the state’s ownership are secured and maintained. The purchase of areas important for nature conservation and climate protection will be continued (moorland acquisition concept and others). When purchasing land, we ensure that … Read more

Training according to the EBC Guidelines

24.03.2021 in English 17.03.2021 in German EBC certification requires specific sampling of biochar. In order to transmit the basics of sampling in compliance with the EBC guidelines, Eurofins is offering a training on sampling in two parts. Please find the Announcement HEREFür die Deutsche Version, bitte HIER EBI members are offered a 15% discount. New … Read more

WEBInar: EBC Guidelines

The recordings and presentations of the WEBInar on the EBC Guidelines and EBC Sink are now available. FIND HERE: The VIDEO recording of the online seminar. Presentations on EBC and EBC Sink Presentation of the certification process by bio.inspecta     Sampling of Biochar

BEES 360: Biochar in the 2020s

Some of the European biochar industry stalwarts, earliest pioneers and newest enablers provide a broad overview of this “in the spotlight” topic, being one of the six IPCC recognized Negative Emission Technology pathways. Whilst the application of biochar as a soil enhancer is believed to date back around 2 millennia, it’s its future that particularly … Read more

European Biochar Market Report 2020

EBI has just released the first report on the European Biochar Market. The comprehensive report covers biochar production in Europe over the last decade. It shows that the growth of the European biochar market has strongly accelerated since 2017. The publicly available part is now accessible. Find it HERE. EBI Webinar:

EBC Guidelines

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 … Read more

Biochar in EU agriculture

“The updated EU rules on fertilisers (Regulation 2019/1009) will apply from 16 July 2022. They have been extended to cover all types of fertilisers, including organic ones such as those derived from pyrolysis and gasification processes.” The comment period is open until 15 February 2021. EBI has drafted a comment based on expert statements and the inputs … Read more

Mitigating Climate Change with Biochar

The urgency of the ongoing climate change is increasing. There is no doubt that emissions must be drastically reduced at all levels, but that is not enough. To prevent the worst consequences of climate change, additional carbon sinks, so-called negative emissions, are needed. A recently published whitepaper clearly and scientifically substantiates that biochar is a … Read more