The Ministers of Environment and Energy visiting BlackCarbon
The Ministers of Energy and Environment in the EU visited BlackCarbon in relation to their informal meeting in Denmark the 18. april. As part of their visit they were introduced to several innovative green technologies, including BlackCarbon A/S. Read more about the informal meeting here
Visit from HRH the Prince of Wales
HRH the Prince of Wales visited us the 27. march and was presented to our CHP-unit and the potentials of biochar as a tool for climate mitigation. HRH the Prince, who himself is very interested in organic farming, renewable energy and sustainability in general, showed great interest in the idea, as our R&D director Christoph Steiner explained about our tests and experiments with biochar as a peat substitute.
BlackCarbon is now shortlisted for the Virgin Earth Challenge.
The Virgin Earth Challenge is a competition launched to encourage a viable technology which will result in the net removal of antropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases each year for at least ten years without countervailing harmful effects. BlackCarbon is among the 11 remaining finalists that emerged from an extensive review process of over 2.600 submissions. And we are delighted to be among the pioneers in the Virgin Earth Challenge. To read more, click here.
The austrian scientist, Christoph Steiner, D.Sc. joined our team. Christoph Steiner holds a phD from the University of Bayreuth and a MSc. in Agriculture and Biology from the Universities of Göttingen and Salzburg. He is the founder of Consulting Engineers for Biochar Implementation and R&D who implements and monitors Biochar-projects globally. Since 2007 he has been consultant for the UNCCD on Biochar, developing marketing strategies and a strategy to include Biochar in a CDM post-2012 regime. He has solid experience in Biochar R&D as research associate at the Depart. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, USA and as project coordinator at University of Bayreuth, Germany, and Manaus Brazil. Steiner will be key note speaker at the Nordic Biochar Conference, 2011