Overview of the program
The IBI Biochar Certification Program is a voluntary scheme administered by the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) to provide certification of biochar products. The purpose of the program is to provide to biochar manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate that their biochar(s) meet the minimum criteria established in the most recent version of the IBI Standardized Product Definition and Product Testing Guidelines for Biochar That Is Used in Soil (also referred to as the IBI Biochar Standards). These Standards, which include stipulations of maximum concentrations for potentially toxic elements and compounds, serve as the foundation of the IBI Biochar Certification Program. IBI will allow biochar that successfully passes the testing and other criteria in the IBI Biochar Standards and meets all other certification program requirements, to carry the IBI CertifiedTM biochar seal.