Biochar production

Biochar production – a key element of the development of agricultural streams

To obtain cost-biochar for agricultural use, is that farmers and gardeners make their own biochar from its own costs incurred on site residues. Then, in conjunction with organic waste used biochar again become the basic building block of humus-rich soils. Biochar to improve agricultural soils.

Biochar, which is quenched with water met all requirements for the premium quality of European Biochar Certificate (EBC). The aim of the guidelines and certification

Wood and coal plants have been part of over two millennia on basic raw materials of civilization. The vast majority of the charcoal was used for cooking, heating, and metal fabrication. Part of the wood and coal plants but was also used centuries ago as a soil amendment, as stable and sanitary litter, remedies and also as a feed supplement. In the last century much of this traditional knowledge was lost, and is only rediscovered around the turn of the millennium.

Thanks to extensive multidisciplinary research and practical experiments it has been possible to better understand the biological and chemical-physical processes in the use of biochar and take the step to their use in agricultural practice. In the next few years a large increase in agricultural use of biochar is expected. The uses range from soil conditioners, Kompostierzusätze and carriers for fertilizer manure treatment and stall bedding to Silierhilfsstoffe, feed, medical applications and various more.

The traditional production of wood and coal plants was insufficient in terms of their carbon efficiency and particularly their environmental performance and is accordingly inadequate to produce the expected amounts of biochar for agricultural purposes. Only through the modern pyrolysis biochar can be made from a wide variety of biomass energy efficiently and without harm to the environment. Since both the properties of biochar as well as the environmental performance of its production are heavily dependent on the technical control of the pyrolysis and the biomass used, it is necessary to introduce a sound control system for the production and analysis of biochar.

With these guidelines for obtaining the certificate, the biochar Biochar Science Network intends to adopt a scientifically sound and practical control base. Thanks to the control certificate sustainable production should be ensured biochar and producers to farmers and other users are given the opportunity to guarantee the quality of biochar detectable.

The biochar technology is developing very rapidly. In over 500 research projects, the properties and interactions of biochar are investigated worldwide. Monthly see new experimental results and numerous scientific studies on the subject. Every year new manufacturers strive pyrolysis of the market, and grow the applications for biochar and biochar products. This biochar certificate is closely linked to these scientific and technical dynamics and is therefore adjusted each year according to the latest discoveries and developments. Limits and methods of analysis are each adapted to the latest findings or, if necessary, re-introduced.

The goal of the guidelines is to ensure a scientifically sound, legally safe, economically verantwortbaren and actionable control of production and quality of biochar. For users of biochar and products based on vegetable coals transparent and comprehensible control and quality assurance should be possible.

Guidelines, production protocols and the positive list of biomasses – European Biochar Certificate http://www.european-biochar.org/…/med…/doc/1355872365733.pdf

Positive list of usable biomass – Positive List http://www.european-biochar.org/biochar/media/doc/1370383455537.pdf

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