Research & Development

Research & Development Carbon Solutions

Timber Finance conducts praxis-oriented research and development and participates in scientific research groups and committees as an expert in timber-based carbon storage solutions.   We ensure the connection between science and industry through knowledge and technology transfer. 

Currently, the following research projects are based on our Timber Carbon Removal expertise:

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The decarbonization of Swiss cities and regions is one of the challenges for net zero by 2050. DeCirra explores the questions of how cities and regions can be decarbonized and how local resources can be used optimally. Timber Finance is the practice partner responsible for the TCCS (Timber Carbon Capture & Storage) and biochar (PyCCS) specialist areas. Here you will find the interim report of the ZHAW led research group sub-project SP 3.

As one of the leading Timber Carbon Removal experts, Timber Finance participates in the EU Commission’s expert group for the Carbon Removal Certification Framework where we contribute to the carbon storage possibilities of timber construction and participate in consultations and hearings at EU level.

Under the leadership of Timber Finance and with the collaboration of an international 15-member working group from science, forestry and the timber industry, the world’s first methodology for carbon storage certificates for timber construction (Timber Carbon Removals) has been under development since 2022 under one of the high-qualityICROA Carbon Standard developed. The pilot phase for the first certifications of timber properties in combination with sustainable forest management (Swiss Finishing) takes place now in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

We are also represented on a number of committees and organizations and take part in consultations and hearings in which we contribute our expertise on scaling carbon storage technologies in timber construction. These include Built by Nature, Supervisory Body UNFCCC Art. 6.4, Swiss Carbon Removal Platform and others.

We are happy to assist you as experts for your project development, research or committees at at your disposal.

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