Methodology for Emission Reductions from Biochar Projects open for Public Market

The Methodology for Biochar Projects is now open for public comment with the American Carbon Registry (ACR).

We welcome the feedback of Biochar Producers and others that are involved with this practice, as we would like for this Methodology to not only provide environmental integrity, but also promote participation of biochar producers.

The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, welcomes feedback from its members, project proponents and other interested parties on a new voluntary Methodology for Emissions Reductions from Biochar Projects. The methodology was prepared by The Climate Trust, The Prasino Group, the International Biochar Initiative and Carbon Consulting. You can find it here:

Biochar is produced through the pyrolysis of biomass. The methodology quantifies and credits both the avoided emissions from combustion or decomposition of biomass in the baseline and enhanced carbon sequestration at sites where biochar is applied.

Under the methodology, biochar may be produced from any biomass residues from forestry and agriculture, municipal solid wastes, and other biomass-based materials approved for use under the International Biochar Initiative’s IBI Biochar Standards (2013) provided such feedstocks also meet sustainability criteria specified in the methodology.

Please send all comments by close of business October 25, 2013 to

Teresa Koper
Senior Project Analyst
The ClimateTrust
65 SW Yamhill Street | Suite 400 | Portland, OR 97204
tel (503) 238-1915 x 214 | fax (503) 238-1953

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