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

May 2017

Capacity Building questionnaires have been set up and distributed to the partners including stakeholder analysis, information on best capacity building formats and competence portfolio.

The questionnaires will be used as first step of a Delphi Study design to forcast the regional developments.

January 2017 – Kick-Off and Excursion

The kick-off meeting in Bonn in January 2017 officially inaugurated the project activities. The meeting served to get to know to each other and to the project activities ahead, and to plan the subsequent steps in detail.


The highlight of the project Kick-off meeting was the visit of the company PYREG in Dörth, Germany. PYREG is a German manufacturer of small decentralised dry carbonisation units and one of the potential manufacturers for the investments during the project.

All project participants were impressed by the presentation about the PYREG technology to convert biomass to charcoal. The existing Pyreg plant, the Pyreg 500, can convert roundabout 1400 t of Biomass a year into 300 t of Biochar. The technique used is a continuous process of dry carbonisation. The biomass is heated up to 550 – 600°C in a low oxygen surrounding and gasified. The gases are burned in a FLOX (flameless oxidation) combustion chamber, without the formation of tars and condensates.

Future collaboration during the project is envisaged in form of investment plans and joint research activities