The World Biochar Certificate (WBC) guidelines were developed based on the EBC guidelines and therefore still include the strict quality requirements that are scientifically based. Requirements based on European legislation, found in the EBC guidelines, are not present in the WBC guidelines. By producing biochar according to the WBC guidelines, the procurement and use of ecologically sustainable biomass are ensured, as well as a carbon-positive production that complies with national emission limits. We check the quality of the biochar based on the guidelines of CSI (Carbon standards international) on an annual basis. Depending on the certification class, biochar can be used in agriculture or in materials applications.

Benefit to customer

Biochar produced according to the World Biochar Certificate guidelines meets all requirements for sustainable and climate friendly production. The WBC guidelines are based on the latest scientific knowledge. With our certification we can guarantee a safe and sustainable production of biochar.

Heike Renner
Program manager European Biochar (EBC) and World Biochar (WBC)
[email protected]
+41(0) 62 865 63 51


Guidelines for a sustainable production of biochar and its certification



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