Media room

Welcome to the Carbonscape media room. Here you’ll find links and pdfs of articles about the company.



Carbonscape locks down minimum $400,000 in crowdfunding NBR, 17 November 2014

Green Coke company half-way home. Scoop Business, 5 November 2014.

Green Coke company half-way home in equity crowd-funding bid. Guide2, 5 November 2014.

Microwaves turn wood waste to high-value carbon. 3News, 2 November 2014.

Green-coke pioneer puts faith in public-funding. CarbonNews, 30 October 2014.

CarbonScape launches Green Coke crowd-funding. Energy Business News, 26 October 2014.

Third Snowball Effect offer is a ‘green’ coal producer. NBR, National Business Review, 24 October 2014.

New Zealand’s CarbonScape Looks to Crowdfunding Platform Snowball Effect to build Production Plant. NBR, Crowdfund Insider, 24 October 2014.

Crowdfunding plan for green coke scheme. WN/strong>, World News Network, 23 October 2014.

Crowdfunding plan for green coke scheme. Stuff, Business Day, 24 October 2014.

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer. ShareChat, Home for Share Market Investors, 23 October 2014.

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer. Scoop Business Independent News, 23 October 2014.

NZ company ‘goes to the crowd’. Yahoo News, New Zealand, 23 October 2014.

NZ company ‘goes to the crowd’. Voxy News, 23 October 2014.

Revolutionary Kiwi company goes to the crowd. Scoop Business Independent News, 23 October 2014.

Smaller regions need help: Joyce. Minister Steven Joyce visits CarbonScape. Marlborough Express, 21 August 2014.



Green coke to be used in steel making. Biotechnology Learning Hub, 7 May 2013.

Black is the new green. New Zealand Listener, 18 April 2013.

Clean-tech firm lands NZ Steel contract. New Zealand Herald Business, 18 February 2013.

NZ Steel and CarbonScape ‘Green Coke’ Initiative. Scoop Business, 12 February 2013.



CarbonScape cleans up at global green contest. Biotechnology Learning Hub, 6 December 2012.

‘Green coke’ proves red hot. Marlborough Express, 25 September 2012.

CarbonScape tracks big prize. Carbon News, 21 September 2012.

Green-tech Kiwi firm in global contest finals. New Zealand Herald, 20 September 2012.

NZ Start-Up Wins $150,000 in International Environmental Challenge. Scoop, 19 September 2012.

Visitor Spots Potential Links. Research Triangle Institute interest in Marlborough innovations. Marlborough Express, 27 February 2012.

Marlborough clean-tech firm attracts investment. The Dominion, 29 May 2012.



An Optimists Tour of the Future by Mark Stevenson, 2011.

Carbonscape singled out in global future book. Scoop, 31 May 2011.



Carbonscape cracks one-step production of Activated Carbon from waste. Scoop, 7 December 2010.

Industry slow to sell biocharcoal climate merits. Reuters, 11 March 2010.

Zap the trees to reduce carbon. The Sunday Times, 24 January 2010.
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The new David Livingstone. The Saturday Times, 5 December 2009. Download PDF (414KB)

New fund focuses on green technology. New Zealand Herald, 1 October 2009.

The bright prospect of biochar. Nature Reports Climate Change, 21 May 2009.

Finalist in the Financial Times Climate Change Challenge. The Financial Times, 9 April 2009.

In spite of not winning the popular vote, Carbonscape was delighted to be chosen as the judges’ top choice in the FT Climate Change Challenge.

The story of Takuu. Sunday, TV1, 3 May 2009.

Green ideas: Burying carbon. The Sunday Times, 5 April 2009.

New Zealand company makes shortlist of five in Financial Times UK climate change challenge. Scoop, 20 March 2009.

‘Biochar’ goes industrial with giant microwaves to lock carbon in charcoal. The Guardian, 13 March 2009.

Carbon hopes push case for charcoal. The Australian, 11 March 2009.

Carbon firm sends sample for tests. Marlborough Express, 19 February 2009.



Carbonscape Launch: 30 September 2008

On the 30 September 2008, Carbonscape’s Marlborough plant was officially opened by the New Zealand Forestry Minister Jim Anderton.


Below you’ll find the media release, a selection of photos from the day and some links covering the launch. Just in case you’re wondering, we haveve affectionately dubbed our first prototype the Black Phantom.

Media Release. Scoop, 30 September 2008.

Carbonscape and the charred potato. Hot Topic, 21 January 2009

Microwave Factory to act as carbon sink. New Scientist, 1 October 2008.

NZ company aims to microwave forest waste to create better soils. 3News, 30 September 2008.

NZ firm to microwave forest waste into charcoal. The New Zealand Herald, 30 September 2008.

Useful end to forest rubbish. Marlborough Express, 1 October 2008.

Kiwi company claims world first for charcoal. Carbon News, 30 September 2008.