Updated August 2014 – Phase 1
Biochar manufacturers are granted use of the IBI CertifiedTM biochar seal for 12 months from the date of application approval. Biochar manufacturers seeking to renew their IBI biochar certification must apply for certification renewal at least 45 days prior to the current certification expiration date in order to allow re-application processing time and to permit uninterrupted use of the IBI CertifiedTM biochar seal on their biochar product(s).
Biochar manufacturers should adhere to the following instructions for certification renewal:
The application fee for biochar certification renewal is US $450.
Please note that any IBI CertifiedTM biochar that has undergone a “material change” must be re-certified at the time that the material change occurs. Material change is defined as changes in feedstock type or thermochemical production parameters of greater than 10%. Biochar that has undergone a material change cannot carry the IBI CertifiedTM biochar seal and must complete a new registration and application as outlined here. For further information on how to determine a material change and related re-testing requirements please see Section 6.2 and Appendix 4 of the IBI Biochar Standards.