PyroNam Biochar Group Scheme Management

Biochar Group Scheme

PyroNam Biochar Group Scheme Management

PyroNam’s objective is to improve the social, environmental, and economic advantages for group scheme members and the wider community, while also advocating for sustainable biochar production and bush thinning methods. This is achievable by obtaining certification from The European Biochar Certificate (EBC) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

The provided links offer stakeholders the opportunity to gain insight into the topics of bush encroachment and sustainable rangeland management in Namibia, as well as to familiarize themselves with important aspects of biochar, PyroNam’s mission, the EBC, and the FSC certification system.

If you are intrigued by this stimulating initiative and would like to participate, please click on the link provided and complete the registration process.

Biochar in Namibia

Bush Encroachment in Namibia:

Why the FSC label matters:

What are Ecosystem services:

High conservation values (HCV’s):


If stakeholders are aware of any High Conservation Values (HCVs) on or near these farm management units (FMUs) please contact us. More information on HCVs and what exactly it is can be found in the FSC standard on pages 47, 48 and from page 82 (Annexure G: HCV Framework). FSC standard can be downloaded via this link:

Dispute and Grievance Procedure:
Report all events (DISPUTES, GRIEVANCE, ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, COMPLAINT) online by sending an email to or in order to request the full dispute and grievance procedure.

Publicly available information and Enquiries:
There are a total of 32 aspects that need to be monitored when certifying land as sustainable under the Namibian FSC standard. You can view these details in Annexure F of the standard document here:  Whenever possible, information or documents related to any aspect number listed here (1, 2, 6, 7, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) will be made available upon request.

If you have any questions or requests regarding the farm management units (FMUs), please contact us by filling out the form below or sending an email to or

ECC’s Role

The Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) is responsible for overseeing the management of the PyroNam Group Scheme. To obtain information about the group scheme’s members, as well as to access previous reports and products, interested parties can refer to the provided links. If further details are needed or questions arise, individuals are encouraged to register as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) or directly contact ECC for a summary of the group scheme or its members.

Download Documents

ECC-137-426-REP-05-D_Farm Waltershagen.pdfDownload
ECC-137–426-REP-01-D_Wronin 1013.pdfDownload
ECC-137–426-REP-01-D_Wronin 1013.pdfDownload
ECC-137-426-BID-08-D_Wronin 1013.pdfDownload
ECC-137-426-BID-10-D_Waltershagen 135.pdfDownload

Project Details


Pyrogenic Carbon Capture and Storage Namibia (Pty) Ltd


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Register an Interest

Please complete the below form to register as an Interested & Affected Party (I&AP) and download the relevant documents.

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