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EBI is working towards the success of biochar on different levels, particularly on a European scale. On this site, updates on the developments of interests will be provided continiously.


Boosting Biogas with Biochar: A 7% Increase in Methane Yield
Research Paper

A recent study demonstrates adding biochar to biogas plants can significantly enhance methane yield, with certain types of biochar increasing production by up to 7.93%. The results were published in May 2024, in a peer-reviewed paper by C.Margreiter et al. from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck.

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Sewage Sludge as feedstock for pyrolysis and gasification materials
Position Paper

This position paper, authored by the EBI Working Group on Sewage Sludge Pyrolysis, proposes the inclusion of Biochar produced from sewage sludge into the scope of the EU Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) 2019/1009.
At the heart of the discussion lies the concerns raised by the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) regarding the safety and environmental impact of sewage sludge biochar.

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Webinar Series on the Permanence of Biochar
With Hamed Sanei

In February and March, EBI is hosting Hamed Sanei for a three-part webinar series on the cutting-edge topic of biochar permanence. Hamed Sanei is Professor of Organic Petrology and Geochemistry, as well as Director of the Lithospheric Organic Carbon Laboratory (LOC) in the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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