SS 698:2023

Code of practice for the production and application of biochar


This Singapore standard provides guidelines for the production and subsequent application of biochar in:

- agriculture;
- horticulture;
- anaerobic digestion;
- construction materials
- activated carbon.

It provides guidance on the sampling and test methods to be used to ensure the quality requirements of biochar are met. The standard includes testing for leachate from biochar into the environment, including testing for heavy metal uptake in plants and food crops.

It covers guidelines for the production, storage, distribution and marketing of biochar. It is applicable to organic materials from feedstock (e.g. horticultural waste, food waste, sewage sludge, animal manure) that have undergone treatment by pyrolysis or gasification.




Status Current
Edition 2023
No. of Pages 23
ICS Classification 65.080 Fertilizers
91.100.30 Concrete and concrete products
Committee Environment and Resources Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption -