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Focus on Wood Charcoal


At an international wood charcoal forum of the BIAG (Barbecue Industry Association Grill e.V.) on November 14-15 in Berlin, Ulrich Bick, Gerald Koch and Sergej Kasuro of the Thünen Centre of Competence informed about the certification of wood charcoal and about possibilities to anatomically determine wood charcoal components.

(© Thünen-Institut; Ilja Hendel)

The topic has been of high interest to the public and media since the summer months.

Even though wood charcoal and briquettes are not yet covered under the European Timber Regulation (EUTR), leading manufacturers and trade organizations at the symposium spoke out for a certification system (chain of custody) for wood charcoal which would also make information on the wood origin available.

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