On October 20th, 2022 the National institute of chemistry (project lead partner) invited the project partners from Austria, Italy and Slovenia to a Kick-off meeting in Lublijana, Slovenia. The different project partners had the opportunity to get to know each other and present the work of their organizations to the others. We agreed on the project management plan and the communication strategy. The different project activities where presented by the responsible partner and where discussed within the group. The next steps to launch the project have been agreed on. We will put a special focus on the crowdsourcing campaign to obtain bio-based residues from the forestry and agricultural sector for the pilot production of biochar. Therefore the next step for the partners involved is to inform their stakeholders about the project and organize a first crowdsourcing workshop for the target audience.