Carbonscape is based in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, an area reputed for its unbeatable natural beauty and pristine environment. Although already famous for the wine it produces, Marlborough is also well known as a hub for innovation and for supporting a diverse range of businesses from tourism and marine farming to aeronautical engineering.
Within this eclectic mix of innovation and natural beauty, the idea behind Carbonscape was conceived by a team motivated to address the burgeoning problem of carbon dioxide (CO2) release. This resulted in the development of a process to convert waste biomass into charcoal, that when applied in agricultural operations as biochar, captures more atmospheric CO2 than it produces.
Today, Carbonscape is pioneering the use of microwave technology in a series of patented processes that refine low cost biomass such as waste saw dust from timber processors into valuable finished products. These finished products are:
Carbonscape’s technology exploits the benefits of lower costs associated with cheaper inputs, higher heating efficiencies and faster processing times as compared to traditional techniques. Furthermore, Carbonscape’s process allows for a high degree of customization and the ability to process various types of feedstock.
In short, Carbonscape derives economic benefit whilst simultaneously aiding our planet through patented technology. It is the epitome of clean business, creating a winning combination of producing valuable products as well as a better and more sustainable environment.
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