IrBEA are partners in the ReDirect project which addresses the challenge of increasing the efficient
use of natural resources and materials. Each year at least 34 million tonnes of residual biomass from
the management of rural landscapes and urban greens in Northern Europe are wasted. The project
aims to bridge this gap by bringing together biomass waste producers, industries and research
organisations to develop new circular economy. The project will assess a number of feedstocks for their
suitability to be pyrolysed and converted into biochar and activated carbon. There will be one full
scale investment for a biochar at a biomass conversion centre in the city of Baden-Baden and 4 small
scale conversion projects in other regions demonstrating new biomass-to-product value chains.