European Biochar Industry Consortium

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Registration as it was on 24 Feb 2023
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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Biochar Industry Consortium   (EBI)

    EU Transparency Register

    124632237702-53 First registered on 25 Mar 2020

    Goals / Remit

    Supporting the development of biochar applications and fostering its long-term success. The industry consortium:
    - Supports the development of a European biochar and pyrolysis industry, particularly by eliminating / alleviating market entry barriers
    - Is committed to the principles of sustainable production with regional raw material as well as to adhere to strict environmental standards
    - Promotes the use of biochar in large scale, in order to achieve with this Negative Emission Technology (NET) meaningful contributions to carbon sequestration and thus to mitigate climate change

    Main EU files targeted

    We have been nominated as an observer for the Expert Group on Fertilizing Products.
    Our Secretary-General is also expert in the Soil Health Expert Group as well as the Carbon Removals EG.
    We are currently following: Strubias Working Group, The 2030 Climate Target Plan and, Phosphorous recuperation, Legislation on biosolids in Agriculture, particularly the use of biochar.


    Head Office
    Ausugstinerplatz 2
    Freiburg 79098
    EU Office
    Ausugstinerplatz 2
    Freiburg 79098


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 29 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Thomas HÄMMERLE 04 Feb 2023 02 Feb 2024
    Karl Harald BIER 26 Oct 2022 25 Oct 2023

    Complementary Information

    Members of the Board of Directors also dedicate some voluntary time and might participate in meetings if they concern their special field of expertise

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Negative Emissions Platform (NEP):

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group on the implementation of the EU Soil Strategy for 2030#E03846# #Member #C#Civil society#Expert Group on Carbon Removals#E03861# #Member #C#Industry, Professionals, SMEs#Commission expert group on Fertilising Products #E01320# #Observer #C#SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    EBI has been nominated as an observer for the Expert Group on Fertilizing Products.

    The EBI has participated at the Carbon Farming Roundtable in Sept 2020.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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