12-15 June 2023 CESTHelsingborg, Sweden

Thank you so much for attending the Biochar Summit 2023 and making it a success! 

We were delighted to meet you in Helsingborg, and we hope you found the Summit as valuable and informative as we did.

We believe that the insights shared and the connections made will greatly benefit the field of biochar/ biochar carbon removal.

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The European Biochar Industry Consortium EBI, the Nordic Biochar Network, and the City of Helsingborg

June 12th - 15th

The Biochar Summit will take place between June 12th - 15th in Helsingborg, Sweden. The Summit starts with a Workshop day on June 12th, followed by the Main Conference on June 13th - 14th, and Study visits on June 15th. 

View the full program here, learn more about the speakers here and see our different ticket options here

June 12th - Workshops
Workshops will be held at the NSR Biochar competence centre in Helsingborg. The workshops will focus on biochar production, business models and R&D.

You will also have the opportunity to experience Helsingborg's new biochar competence center RecoPark.

June 13th - 14th - The international Biochar Conference
Hundreds of delegates will gather at the Sea U Congress in Helsingborg, about 1 hour from Copenhagen.

June 15th - Study visits [sold out]
Organized study tour to experience several biochar production plants with different technologies in the south of Sweden.

The conference is a collaboration between European Biochar Industry - EBI, Nordic Biochar Network and the City of Helsingborg. 

See the full program for the summit here.

Welcome to Helsingborg, Sweden June 12th - 15th, 2023!



Biochar Summit 2023 will take place at Clarion Hotel & Congress Sea U in Helsingborg, Sweden. A central location in the city, with beautiful views of the surrounding water. Tours will also be arranged to biochar production plants in Helsingborg and the South of Sweden.

Book accommodation

It is possible to book your accommodation at Clarion Hotel & Congress Sea U. Please visit their website here to see rates and find available rooms.


Dr. Oliver Geden
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

In March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023 in order to provide a complete picture of climate change and the available solutions.

Dr. Oliver Geden
, Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), was a lead author of the IPCC AR6 Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) as well as a member of the Core Writing Team for the AR6 Synthesis Report.

Together with other researchers, he devised and convened the State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report - the first global assessment of the state of carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The project aims to build a community, bridge data gaps, and support the scale up of CDR responsibly and equitably.

Given his background and his focus on European and global climate policy, and particularly carbon dioxide removal, we are excited that we could win the policy expert and climate researcher as keynote speaker for the Biochar Summit 2023.

Christian Orsing
Mayor of Helsingborg

Chairman of the executive committee (Mayor) City of Helsingborg, Sweden

Claudia Kammann
Hochschule Geisenheim University

Gerard Cornelissen
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management.

The main objective in this project is to use biological waste to create sustainable products for soil, air and wastewater treatment. The sustainable biochar sorbents will be optimized and tested in real-world contamination scenarios. Income will be generated through clean, valuable, internationally saleable biochar-based binders. NGI - BiocharNGI - BICEPS - Biochar integration in small cropping systems

Bart Tambuyser

Bart Tambuyser Managing Director of CARBOGANIC, is an agronomist active since 1996 in biomass. He holds a Bachelor degree in Horticultural biotechnology and a postgraduate degree in human ecology and marketing management. Bart is active in the biomass field since 1996 in the following domains: organic fertilizers and soil amendments, recycling of organic waste (composting, anaerobic digestion), renewable energy projects based on biomass feedstocks (cofiring, cogeneration, CHP), pyrolysis.

In 2004 he founded CAPAX. CAPAX is active in biomass feedstock strategies and biobased business development, where projects are realized by implementing design thinking strategies.

In 2020 Bart brought all his knowledge in respect to pyrolysis projects and pyrolysis materials together in the startup “CARBOGANIC functional biocarbon fillers”. Carboganic is specialized in tailoring different types of biocarbon, for so-called engineered composite applications. Within this field, CARBOGANIC developed specific biocarbon compounds for large scale 3D printing.

CARBOGANIC produces biocarbon based additives that are functional and at the same time decarbonizing!

Carboganic, Brussels, Belgium

Britt-Marie Alvem
Street Department Stockholm

Tree specialist, Landscape Architect LAR MSA, Street Department Stockholm, Sweden

Britt-Marie Alvem has been working for the city of Stockholm as a Landscape architect since 1997. In 2007 she began working for the traffic administration, specialising in urban trees. Street tree maintenance, developing new substrates including biochar, planting and selecting trees, and building tree pits are some of her main tasks. 

Her presentation at the Biochar Summit will be a summary of how biochar is used in Stockholm tree planting pits and how it is specified, what we know and what needs to be specified further.

Mattias Gustafsson

Biochar specialist & Co-founder of Ecotopic and Biokolprodukter, Sweden

    Through his work as a process engineer in wastewater treatment, Mattias discovered pyrolysis and biochar in his search for alternative treatment methods in 2009. For the past 10 years, Mattias has supported organizations in starting production and use of biochar, developed regulations and certification systems and built the industry both in Sweden and internationally. Mattias was the project manager for the Stockholm Biochar Project and technical expert for Bloomberg Philanthropies. Mattias will be presenting the work of Biokolprodukter and EcoTopic regarding biochar applications in recycled structural soils with biochar, charcrete products for a climate solution in urban plant beds and spreading the knowledge from the Stockholm Biochar Project. 

    Oisik Das
    Luleå University of Technology

    Hamed Sanei
    Aarhus University

    Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

    Hansjörg Lerchenmüller
    Chairman Carbuna AG

    Carbuna AG, Memmingen, Germany

    Hansjörg Lerchenmüller is an entrepreneur, manager, and business angel who has co-founded/ invested in several start-ups in the fields of renewable energies and carbon removal. Hansjörg has a technical background as a physicist. He is co-initiator and chairman of the European Biochar Industry Consortium (EBI), chairman of the supervisory board of Carbuna AG, and co-founder of Carbonfuture GmbH. 

    Tobias Pape Thomsen
    Roskilde University, Denmark

    Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark

    Tobias P. Thomsen is associate professor at Roskilde University (Denmark), at the Department for People and Technology. He has a chemical engineering background with an Msc in Sustainable Energy (biofuels) and a PhD in thermochemical biomass treatment both from the Technical University of Denmark. Has 15 years of experience related to development and optimization of systems for thermochemical conversion of organic resources with focus on pyrolysis and thermal gasification.

    Marcel Huber
    SynCraft GmbH

    SynCraft, Schwaz, Austria

    Marcel Huber is a trained mechanical engineer and graduated in process engineering at the university of applied sciences Innsbruck (MCI). From a research assistant at the MCI, he then developed to a research area manager. In 2009 he founded the company SynCraft together with 2 former students. SynCraft is now successfully building their unique reverse power plants worldwide, which leave a climate-positive footprint thanks to their valuable by-product biochar.

    Paal Jahre Nilsen
    Vow ASA

    Vow ASA, Lysaker, Norway

    Gerald Dunst

    Sonnenerde, Riedlingsdorf, Austria 

    Morten Heick
    Stiesdal, Denmark

    Morten has over 15 years of experience building tech startups from the ground up. He is part of the business development team at Stiesdal, working on strategy, finance, IT, and policy development. 

    The main purpose of Stiesdal SkyClean is to develop and commercialize pyrolysis equipment for the production of energy and biochar, with a focus on industrialization, standardization, and large-scale production. Our SkyClean technology enables the production of carbon-negative fuel and biochar by pyrolyzing agricultural residues, using technology originating from the Technical University of Denmark. We have scaled up the technology and currently operate a 2 MW test unit. Our commercial-sized 20 MW pilot unit is currently being built next to a large biogas plant, where residues from the plant are used as feedstock for the pyrolysis unit. The energy generated in the form of heat is returned to the biogas plant, where it supports the separation of methane and CO2.

    Jonatan Malmberg

    Specialist biochar and urban green infrastructure, Sweden

    Jonatan Malmberg has extensive experience working in urban applications of biochar since 2013. Since 2020, he has been project leading the development of biochar for concrete and cement-based building materials for Biokolprodukter. The work involved the entire value chain of biochar, exploring different types of biochar, process steps, carbon tracking and potential applications within the construction sector. It has resulted in significant achievements, including the launch of the first prefab products in concrete for urban landscaping in 2021, and the launch of building products by Finja Betong in the fall of 2022. Jonatan is enthusiastic about the potential for biochar to revolutionize the building industry, particularly with the use of charcrete and biochar in cement-based building products. He is eager to present the work of Biokolprodukter at the Biochar Summit, where he will demonstrate the significant impact that biochar can have on the construction sector.

    Julia Roth
    CarStorCon / Carbon Instead, Germany

    CarStorCon / Carbon Instead, Germany

    Anna Sorelius
    City of Helsingborg, Sweden

    City of Helsingborg, Sweden

    Cecilie Jonassen
    VOW Green Metals, Norway

    Ondrej Masek
    University of Edinburgh, UK

    University of Edinburgh, UK

    Helmut Gerber
    PYREG GmbH, Germany

    Helmut Gerber is one of three Managing Directors of PYREG GmbH, which he founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the Technical University of Bingen, after conducting several research projects at the university about pyrolysis and gasification since 1999. He is responsible for development, plant engineering and renewable energies at PYREG.

    PYREG GmbH, Germany


    Vow and its subsidiaries Scanship, C.H. Evensen and Etia are passionate about preventing pollution. The company’s world leading solutions convert biomass and waste into valuable resources and generate clean energy for a wide range of industries.

    Advanced technologies and solutions from Vow enable industry decarbonisation and material recovery. Biomass, sewage sludge, plastic waste and end-of-life tyres can be converted into clean energy, low carbon fuels and renewable carbon that replace natural gas, petroleum products and fossil carbon. The solutions are scalable, standardised, patented, and thoroughly documented, and the company’s capability to deliver is well proven.

    The company is a cruise market leader in wastewater purification and valorisation of waste. It provides technology and solutions which enable industries to transition towards a fossil-free future by converting biomass and waste into valuable resources and clean energy. The company also has strong niche positions in food safety and robotics, and in heat-intensive industries with a strong decarbonising agenda.

    PYREG GmbH is a German NetZero Tech company and a pioneer in the field of CO2 removal (CDR) through carbonizing organic waste (biomass, sewage sludge, etc.) into CO2-binding biochar while generating renewable energy. The industry leading machine manufacturer was founded in 2009 as a university spin-off.

    With its modular high-tech machines, the company offers a proven, scalable, and cost-effective solution for safely and permanently binding CO2 in the form of beneficial biochar. The targets of the Paris Agreement can only be achieved by implementing such negative emissions technologies.

    Used as a soil conditioner or in other permanent material applications, biochar creates a natural, safe, and long-term carbon sink. The amount of CO2 bound by PYREG’s plants can be certified and traded. All PYREG's 50+ plants commissioned worldwide will sequester a total of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. In 2022, the company founded its US subsidiary in Portland (Maine) - establishing both sales and technical service support for this growing market segment.

    Partnership and Exhibition areas

    We are looking for partners for The Biochar Summit 2023. There will be four levels of partnerships: Diamond (main partner), Anthracite, Graphite, and Carbonate.

    We also have a limited number of exhibition areas sized 4, 6 and 10 sqm available at the venue.

    Please contact Eva Stål, to learn more at

    A collaboration between

    European Biochar Industry
    Nordic Biochar Network

    For questions, please contact Eva Stål at