Carbon8 Systems becomes partner in EU funded project - SAPICO2
Carbon8 Systems has joined the Universities of Greenwich and Picardy in a project to assess French and UK industrial wastes for their suitability for accelerated carbonation.
Carbon8 Aggregates Ltd, win CIWM Environmental Excellence Award 2013

Carbon8 Aggregates won the CIWM Environmental Excellence Award, Murphy Innovative Practice (SME) Award 2013.

Carbon8 Aggregates Winner of National Recycling Award 2013, Best Recycled Product category

Carbon8 Aggregates's lightweight, carbon negative aggregate, C8Agg, is this year's for the National Recyling Awards, Best Recycled Product.

Demonstration of the use of accelerated carbonation to capture carbon dioxide from landfill gas

Carbon8 Systems in collaboration with the Environment Agency, Kent County Council and the Technology Strategy Board ran four demonstrations this September of ACT using carbon dioxide derived from the combustion of landfill gas.

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Carbon8 invited to showcase low-carbon innovation at number 10

Four days before the start of critical global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, forward thinking companies from the south-east have been invited to Downing Street to showcase how the UK’s low carbon innovation and partnership are already shaping business for the future economy.

Among 100 companies gathering in Downing Street on Thursday evening who have embraced the low carbon economy were leading-edge waste management companies Carbon8 Systems of Chatham, Kent, and Eco-Solids of New Milton, Hampshire.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said:

‘Our transition to a low carbon economy will be a key driver of our future economic prosperity. Carbon8 Systems and Eco-Solids are at the forefront of this transformation. Their innovation and expertise demonstrates why the UK is one of best places in the world for low carbon business.'

Eco-Solids International Ltd has just secured a major licensing agreement in China with the help of UK Trade & Investment. The company’s advanced lime stabilisation treatment for sewage sludges is much more efficient than conventional methods. The treated biosolids capture carbon and have a low water content, allowing the product to be easily handled and transported for use as an economical and environmentally sustainable agricultural soil conditioner, inert building substrate, or renewable energy source.

Meanwhile, Carbon8 uses carbon dioxide gas to treat industrial wastes and contaminated soils. The technology not only renders these waste materials less hazardous, which means cheaper and easier disposal and can avoid landfill, but also manufactures aggregate products for the construction industry at the same time as capturing carbon.

Lord Davies, Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, said:

‘The world is engaged in a race to low carbon. Acting early will mean we are well positioned in the new industries that are being created, at the forefront of the technological and social shift that will define the next century. The low carbon transition is therefore everybody’s business and everybody’s opportunity.

‘The UK’s lead in this area makes us well-placed to secure new business overseas and act as a global hub for low carbon products, services and technologies. These are two fine examples of how companies with low carbon products and services are already seeking out opportunity and shaping the UK’s future economy.’

Clive Rigden, Eco-Solid’s Managing Director, commented:

‘At a time when China is looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, and improve the quality of its agricultural soils, the Eco-Solids Process brings simple and rapid benefits including carbon reduction and saving money.

‘Eco-Solids will continue to take advantage of UK Trade & Investment’s services and plans are already in place to develop the business and secure new markets for license agreements.’

Dr Paula Carey, Managing Director at Carbon8 Systems, said:

‘We have already produced the first concrete block with our carbonate aggregate, and are working towards getting approval from the Environment Agency. We are now in talks with the major waste management companies in the UK, with a view to securing funding for our first commercial plant. Once we have successfully commercialised here in the UK, we will explore opportunities in the US and Canada, where we already have patents, and in Europe and Australia.’

At the same event, leading UK and international companies are backing the Prime Minister in the push for an ambitious and equitable deal that can contribute to sustainable prosperity.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change will present a communiqué endorsed by more than 850 companies to Gordon Brown. The Corporate Leaders Group includes John Lewis, Shell, Tesco, Kingfisher, Vodafone, Unilever and Lloyds Banking Group.

The communiqué sets out the business case for a strong and effective UN climate framework and underlines that economic development will not be sustained unless the climate is stabilised, making it critical that we move beyond the global downturn in a way that lays the foundation for low-carbon growth.

The global market for low carbon goods and services is already worth over £3 trillion and is expected to exceed £4.5 trillion by 2015.

The UK market for low carbon and environmental goods and services is the sixth largest in the world. It is presently worth around £107bn – over 7% of GDP - and is set to grow by £45 billion by 2015. Manufacturing currently makes up 30.8% of this activity, compared with about 20% in the UK economy as a whole.

It employs 880,000 people, rising to an estimated 1.2 million by 2015.

 

Carbon8 features in Low Carbon Technologies Report

Carbon8 Systems is one of 20 cleantech start-ups to feature in the first issue of Greenbang’s Low Carbon Technologies Report.

Carbon8 Systems awarded TSB grant for Carbon Abatement Technologies
Carbon8 has started work on a project looking at the re-use of PFA and other industrial wastes in a £150,000 feasibility project.
Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change visits Carbon8 Systems

Ed Miliband, MP, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, visited Carbon8 Systems on Saturday 18 April and heard how the company is offering an alternative to carbon capture and storage.

Carbon8 Directors Shortlisted for European Academic Enterprise Awards

Dr Colin Hills and Dr Paula Carey travelled to Stockholm to attend the European Academic Enterprise awards conference and presentations.

Times Higher Education Awards 2008

Carbon8 Systems and the University of Greenwich were presented with the Times Higher Education Award for their Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology at a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 23rd October.

Shell Springboard Final winners
Carbon8 Systems Ltd – a company that can turn everyday rubbish from landfill into building materials, such as bricks, has scooped the top prize in this year's Shell Springboard National Final.
Carbon Trust Incubator Company approval

The Carbon Trust Business Incubators provide support to entrepreneurs in the commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property in the clean energy and low carbon technology area.

Sustainable Technology Group at Green Dragon's Lair event, hosted by Lewis GREEN
A survey of 134 environmentalists and sustainable technology business experts expressed disappointment at change implemented by corporate and government policy, with regard to climate change and green issues.
Kent Environment Business of the Year winners (2006)
A company just 10 months old, which has already developed potentially world-changing technology, has marked 20 years of the Environment Awards for Kent Business by clinching the title 'Kent Environment Business of the Year 2006'.
IChemE Green Chemical Technology Award winners (2006)
Carbon8 Systems was presented with the award by TV presenter Alan Hart-Davies at a gala ceremony at the Banqueting Hall in London in November 2006.
Kent Innovation Challenge winners (2007)
The search for Kent's brightest entrepreneur is over.
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