Carbon cycle, Germany. Premium quality biochar

220 € / CORC

Carbon Removal Information info

Status of production info : Audited
Year of first issuance : 2020
Minimum amount to negotiate info : 200

Description info

Carbon Cycle is a privately-owned agricultural company based in south-eastern Germany that specializes in the production of high-quality biochar, which offers solutions to modern agriculture problems such as nutrient loss, nitrate leaching, and soil fertility issues. Biochar is a sustainable product that has many benefits, including the reduction of fertilizer usage, protection of groundwater, and improvement of soil fertility. The production of one ton of high-quality biochar results in 3.1 tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide becoming firmly bound for centuries, enabling farmers to make an important contribution to climate and environmental protection. Carbon Cycle sells its biochar to the farming industry in several EU countries and holds the European certificate of sustainably produced biochar (EBC).

The company uses untreated wood chips locally sourced from PEFC certified forests as feedstock for the biochar. Each tonne of biochar sequesters 3.1 tonnes of CO2, and the carbon content's stability as measured by the H/C ratio is very high.

Carbon Cycle has been issued with CORC's by the Puro marketplace in accordance with the strict Puro methodology for biochar production. All lifecycle emissions are considered, and the facility and certifications have been third-party verified ex-post. 


Examples of usage info

Animal feed
Animal litter
Soil improvement

Co-benefits info

The produced biochar is deployed, either directly, or indirectly for soil improvement. It greatly increases water and nutrient retention in soil. Biochar also reduces the need for artificial fertilizers, which are typically energy-intensive to produce. 

The use of biochar as an animal feed additive has well-documented health benefits and reduces methane emissions.

Explanation of avoided emissions

By capturing waste forest biomass of low economic value from sustainably managed forests and stabilizing the carbon through pyrolysis, biochar safely captures CO2 that would otherwise be released back to the atmosphere if the biomass had been left to decompose or was combusted.

Economic acceleration impact info

The revenue gained by carbon removal suppliers speeds their growth, compounding the climate effect, and accelerating the carbon net-negative economy. Carbon cycle started production of biochar in 2019 with a highly efficient e-flox design production system. Given the sufficient demand, the plan is to scale up production significantly. The revenue from carbon removal certificates is an essential part of the business case for further investment.


Audit Information

Compliance to methodology requirements is done by an independent assessor. Their auditor visits the production facility, validates the accuracy of data, including the carbon net-negativity evidence presented in a Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) or Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) report, and issues an audit statement.
Facility ID info : 643002406801000084
Independently verified by info : Bio.inspecta

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Contact: Paul Ferguson
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Location: Germany
You can buy minimum 1 and maximum 150.
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