IBI is pleased to announce publication of the State of the Biochar Industry 2015, documenting the current state of businesses operating in the biochar sector over the last year. This year’s shorter snapshot focuses exclusively on for-profit biochar enterprises—highlighting that the number of active biochar companies rose from 200 in 2014 to 326 companies in 2015. This is almost double the number of companies included in the 2013 report—which is most likely indicative of both new companies entering the marketplace as well as more information being readily available regarding biochar-related companies around the world. The report is available to all IBI paying members, and can be accessed by logging into the member-section of the IBI website at https://www.biochar-international.org/login/.
IBI published its first State of the Biochar Industry report (for year 2013) in March 2014 and the second (for year 2014) in May 2015; this is the third annual report on findings from the industry at large. It presents a brief snapshot of the current biochar industry based on responses to surveys from companies in the industry as well as internet research; for more in-depth information on how policy, certification, regulation, carbon markets, and other drivers may impact the biochar industry, readers should refer to the 2013 and 2014 State of the Biochar Industry reports.