Your path to Net Zero

Carbo­niza­tion – a profi­table Nega­tive Emis­sions Tech­no­logy for indus­trial compa­nies (NET)

Why do we need to remove carbon (CDR)?

In Paris, all count­ries world­wide committed to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. This means that the remai­ning carbon budget is very limited – and that we must all rapidly reduce green­house gas emis­sions. But even then, as is now appa­rent, mankind will not achieve the goal without relying on carbon removal.

How to keep global warming below 1.5°C or 2°C (Source: MCC)

The solu­tion: Nega­tive Emis­sion Tech­no­lo­gies (NETs)

The longer the world delays ambi­tous emis­sions reduc­tions, the greater its carbon debt. Only nega­tive emis­sions tech­no­lo­gies can repay this debt by the year 2100. Human­kind is incre­asing its depen­dence on such tech­no­lo­gies, even though their use is asso­ciated with great uncertainties.

trans­forming “waste” into CO2 sequestring biochar:

a proven & profi­table Nega­tive Emis­sion tech­no­logy (NET)

Pyreg has a solu­tion and uses a PyCCS process to bind the carbon in biochar. Used as a soil condi­tioner in agri­cul­ture or as an filling addi­tive in concrete, the CO2 ends up in a perma­nent carbon sink. With a PYREG system, carbo­naceous resi­dues are carbo­nized and up to 3 tons of CO2 per ton of biochar are perma­nently seques­tered.

 These carbon sinks, just like refo­re­sta­tion and humus growth, are without alter­na­tive to coun­teract the climate crisis. After all, emis­sion reduc­tions alone are not enough. To achieve the goal of the Euro­pean Union, which is to become climate neutral by 2050, the annual sink volume must increase to at least 850 million tons of CO2.

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Carbo­niza­tion is a climate protec­tion instru­ment

Using the PYREG Stan­dard System PX 1500, an average output of 900 tons of Biochar can be produced every year. Incor­po­rated into the soil as a soil improver, this can sequester as much CO2 per year as 180.000 trees. (Source: Wald­zen­trum Univer­sität Münster (2019))



Gene­rate your own CO2-certi­fi­cates

By upcy­cling your resi­dual mate­rials into climate-protec­ting biochar, your produc­tion becomes climate-neutral. You can even trade addi­tional storage capa­ci­ties as CO2-certi­fi­cates on the volun­tary market. Our partner, Carbon­fu­ture, is the first trading plat­form that meets the high EBC stan­dards. Here, based on our type certi­fi­ca­tion, some of our custo­mers are already listed. Become part of this carbon sink industry!

CO2 Sink



the EBC Seal

PYREG plants are EBC type-certi­fied, a volun­tary industry stan­dard in Europe desi­gned to ensure consis­tent and veri­fiable stan­dards for climate-protec­tive biochar production.

With PYREG you meet remar­kable 8 of the 15 UN SDGs

The sustaina­bi­lity goals set by the UN are beco­ming incre­asingly important.
The PYREG tech­no­logy helps compa­nies meet these requi­re­ments today, instead of waiting for tomorrow.

Turn posi­tive now!

Carbon removal with Pyreg can be used, either as a yield model or, to benefit the compa­nies CSR goals.

CO2-Sink Certi­fi­cates

2.100 t CO2/year
262.500 €*
(Puro Earth, 01.11.22, base price 125€) 

Upcy­cling your waste
to Biochar

900 t/year
= 720.000 €

CO2-Carbon Storage

2.100 t CO2/year
180.000 trees 

Rene­wable Energy

600 kW ≙ ~ 4,8 GWh/year
240,000 €/year
+ addi­tional savings 
compared to liquid gas 1,300 t CO2

/year Source: Fach­buch rege­ne­ra­tive Ener­gie­sys­teme (2019)
              By example wood­chips 80%DS, 19 MJ/kg DS
             * Produc­tion-related CO2 emis­sions have already been deducted

Carbo­niza­tion drives sustaina­bi­lity
and enables circularity

Better urban climate growth thanks to biochar

For more than 10 years Stock­holm has been testing alter­na­tive plant substrates for the stressed city trees. Biochar was able to score with several advan­tages: Signi­fi­cantly more young plants could survive the first critical years, since the roots have more space to grow (less compac­tion of the soil) and are conti­nuously supplied with water and nutri­ents by the biochar.

Overall, the trees’ resis­tance improved and they were able to survive dry periods and heavy rains more easily. This not only protects the tree popu­la­tion, but also improves the urban climate.

CO2 Sequestra­tion

PYREG GmbH is a world-leading manu­fac­turer of machines for carbo­ni­zing organic waste into high quality carbon-binding biochar. With over 50 carbo­niza­tion systems sold, these systems are capable of seques­te­ring 55,000 tons of CO2 per year while produ­cing 20,000 tons of biochar and 125 GWh of rene­wable energy.

Excess Thermal Energy Is used

Pyreg allows a customer to process their excess polymer waste (e.g. green waste from viney­ards or pistachio groves, wood pack­a­ging from the auto­mo­tive industry) in a conti­nuous and auto­thermal process, i.e. the system gene­rates its own thermal energy from the process. The excess thermal energy can either be used as hot water, steam or elec­tri­city and hot water for on-site produc­tion, repla­cing fossil fuels, or it can be fed into a local or district heating network. In this way, commu­ni­ties can achieve heat tran­si­tion under their own steam.


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