Opportunity for the C-SINK project

On behalf of the International Center in Advanced Materials and Raw Materials of Castilla y León (ICAMCyL) as technical coordinator of the C-SINK project, we would like to kindly invite you to participate as a speaker in this international workshop on biochar which is taking place on the 12th of June 2024 at Mercure Porto Gaia Hotel in Oporto, Portugal. The workshop is broken down into four sessions:
Biochar use cases
Biochar standardisation and regulation
Biochar permanence
Biochar MRV systems

The rising concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, currently about 420 ppm, is already causing extensive damage globally. Thus, there is an urgent need to deploy CO2 removal (CDR) at a very large scale to help to keep the temperature rise under 2C° (1.5C° would be better). The current self-regulated market relies on an unsatisfactory patchwork of third-party verification of the removals achieved at individual sites. The sector has been negatively influenced by a lack of regulation and high-quality standards. This has allowed low-quality carbon credits to enter the market, lowering credibility and prices to levels at which high-quality permanent removals cannot compete.

Therefore, a European project titled C-SINK was born to aim to build a standardized and transparent European CDR market with trustworthy accounting methodologies based on robust MRV pre-standards and policy strategies. Comprehensive scientific assessments will be made of the various CDR approaches, in terms of (a) their potential uptake of CO2 (or particulate carbon in the case of biochar), and (b) their safety and other impacts over time.

Please feel free to share this information and contact the coordinator [email protected] or [email protected].

Our expected outcome is to engage the most relevant stakeholders around the biochar ecosystem such as key players (end-users, technology providers, public and private investors); context setters (policymakers, standardisation organisation, professional networks, and platforms, relevant EU projects, and other related initiatives) and scientific-technical community.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from the European Commission Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) grants under grant agreement No 101080377.

Funded by
the European Union