Foundation of PROGRASS

PROGRASS: Developing a holistic, interdisciplinary approach for an “Integrated Biomass and Carbon Management” – IBCM

While the RE-DIRECT project is nearing its end, there is still a lot of work ahead for many partners and numerous new stakeholders. In order to continue to pursue the findings from the project and the steps that have been started and to actually establish circular economies, several institutions have now come together as an association to continue to pursue this goal together even after RE-DIRECT:

PROGRASS – The European Network for a Circular Carbon Economy

Find out more about the new PROGRASS association via this link:


Smart use of Biomass for Alternative Carbon Products – The video

Based on innovative European Research and Development projects the our European network has developed a unique approach to use waste biomass for alternative carbon products.

We have been collaborating since 2008 and gained profound experiences both on scientific and practical levels.

The video below explains our approach and outlines our development strategies and potentials.

Dont hesitate to contact us via our PROGRASS network site.

New PYREG-plant active now in Baden Baden

In Baden-Baden, the first PYREG plant with steam activation has now been put into operation. With the brand new PYREG plant A500, the city wants to test various regional biomasses for activated carbon production as part of the EU research project RE-DIRECT (INTERREG North-West Europe NWE). The plant periphery is currently still under construction. The first material tests are already being carried out in parallel.
Participants of our RE-DIRECT conference will have the opportunity to visit the plant on 26.02.2019.

Find out more here (in German).

It is a matter of survival

Migration and Climate Change are strong connected. Many people are dying in the Mediterranean as perspectives due to climate change are disappearing in Africa. Kebul from the Initiative “GreenUp1Million” from Gambia is in Bonn at the COP23 to enable necessary changes for stopping Climate Change.

Interview by Angela Monica

What will happen to the next Generation?

Akajanga from the Victoria Lake Region is wondering how the effects of climate change like floods, irregular rain patterns and global warming are affecting our next generation. He thinks, that biomass and solar engery are very important for ending the use of fossil fuels that are responsible for a large scale of the climate change.

Interview by Ginthushaann Indirakumar

Biomass is a solution – but not everywhere available

We were talking to Merwan from Morocco – a youth delegate of the young people climate summit COY13. He mentions a one month lasting festival in Morocco where uge amounts of coal are used for BBQs. Also products extracted from biomass could help stop the climate change – but one problem could be a missing availability in strong affect areas in the world.

Interview by Angela Monica