SONNENERDE Biochar - Austria

500 € / CORC

Carbon Removal Information info

Status of production info : Audited
Year of first issuance : 2021
Minimum amount to negotiate info : 100

Description info

SONNENERDE manufactures a huge variety of high-quality substrates and soil improvement products for various scopes. Each product is carefully adapted to its respective area of use. In 2012 the company built the first biochar production facility in Europe that complies with waste law registrations. One of our main principles is to contribute to a sustainable use of natural resources. We take nature as our example, which works constantly in circles. In accordance with that, we only use biogenic wastes (grain husks, sunflower pods und pulp mud) as raw materials for our biochar production. The waste heat from the carbonization process is used for raw material conditioning and heating. Electric power supply is provided by a photovoltaic system. Our biochar is used as additive for compost or slurry.

Examples of usage info

Additive for compost, soil, or slurry.

Co-benefits info

Positive co-benefits of our biochar:

  • caches nutrients in plant-available form
  • serves as habitat for soil micro-organisms
  • increases soil fertility
  • promotes the formation of humus
  • increases water storage capacity of soil
  • reduces soil erosion
  • binds unpleasant odors
  • upcycling – biogenic wastes are transformed to a high-quality product

Economic acceleration impact info

The extra income from selling CORCs will be invested in our new pyrolysis plant. In the first phase of development biochar production will reach an annual capacity of 600 tonnes.

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 : 643002406801000299
Independently verified by info : bio.inspecta

Buy CORCs from:

Contact: Elias Moisl
Email address:
Location: 7422 Riedlingsdorf, Austria
You can buy minimum 1 and maximum 150.
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