International Biochar Initiative And CSI Merge Standards For Industry Growth

May 21, 2024

Carbon Standards International (CSI) and the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) are deeply pleased to announce a new partnership to create stronger standards and certifications to meet the needs of a rapidly scaling biochar industry.

As the core part of this partnership, the IBI Biochar Standard, the industry’s first material standard, will merge with CSI’s World Biochar Certificate.

An expert group led by the biochar researcher and IBI Founding Member Dr. Johannes Lehmann of Cornell University will be installed to be consulted in the future on further developments of the standard, including consideration of elements of the legacy IBI Standard.

To further support this work, IBI will develop a suite of education materials to increase understanding for CSI certification applicants about how to prepare for certification, and how to best prepare for future recertification.

These education materials will include online courses and cover all of CSI’s certifications, including the World Biochar Certificate, the Global Artisan C-Sink, among others.

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