Carbensate – CO2 storage

Kohlenstoff Sequestrierung

Vision & Mission

Our vision at Carbensate is to develop a safe, cost-effective, and scalable carbon sequestration solution that is also energy-efficient. We are committed to using an innovative approach and working diligently to provide all sustainable and scalable solutions for the rapidly growing sequestration demand by no later than 2030.

Self-perception of responsibility

As a company, we feel responsible for conducting our work in line with the interests of our society and the environment. We are committed to ensuring that our business practices are socially responsible, ethical, and sustainable. This includes protecting natural resources and treating our environment in a way that protects the climate and does not harm the health of people and nature.

We are aware that our work can have an impact on the environment and the community in which we operate. Therefore, we value transparency, open communication, and collaboration with local communities and interest groups to ensure that we consider their needs and concerns.

Overall, we understand responsibility as an integral part of our corporate culture and are committed to making a positive impact on the world.

Technical implementation – How we sequester carbon and thus remove CO2 from the atmosphere!

Das Bild ist eine minimalistische, lineare Piktogramm Darstellung in den verschiedenen Farben die haptsächlich Grün enthalten. Es besteht aus vier horizontalen Abschnitten, die miteinander verbunden sind. Jeder Abschnitt enthält eine Beschriftung: 

Der erste Abschnitt zeigt ein Piktogramm mit dem Wort "SALE", was auf den Kerkauf von CO2 Zertifikaten hinweist. 
Der zweite Abschnitt zeigt ein Piktogramm von einem Zertifikat mit dem Schriftzug "Zertifizierung". Dieser Abschnitt erstreckt sich über den kompletten darunter im 3. Abschnitt stehenenden Prozess.
Der dritte Abschnitt zeigt eine reihe von Pictogrammen von links nach rechts in der Folge: 
- Luft CO2
- Photosynthese
- in Biomasse chemisch gebundener Kohlenstoff
- Prozessierung durch HTC und Pyrolyse
- IN Kohle gebundener Kohlenstoff
- Einlagerung (Pictogramm eines Baggers)
- Minensymbol.

Im 4. Abschitt stehen Texte: 
Biomasse Produktion:
In jeglicher Biomasse wurde CO2 mittels der Photosynthese gespeichert. Wir nutzen bspw. Biomüll für unsere Prozesse.

Biokohle Produktion:
Um die Biomasse lagerfähig zu machen muss sie inertisiert werden. Dies passiert bspw. im Pyrolyse- oder HTC-Prozess.

Einkauf Biokohle:
Wir kaufen Biokohle von Biokohle-herstellern.

Wir endlagern die Kohle an der dafür geeigneten Stelle.
The CO₂ storage process and the Carbensate business process in one diagram.

Current status:

  • Completing the Carbensate founding team (Ongoing)
    • Searching for co-founders
  • Network of companies and supporters (Ongoing)
  • EXIST scholarship (in application)
  • Establishment of a GmbH (in planning, mid-2023)
  • Investor search (Ongoing)
  • Proof of concept of carbon sequestration (in planning)

Our commitments according to the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Carbensate is committed to contributing to the United Nations’ global sustainability goals. We have focused particularly on SDGs 13 (climate action) and 15 (life on land) and are working to integrate these goals into our business activities.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Our business model is designed to have a large impact in the area of CO₂ storage. Therefore, it is essential for Carbensate to generate healthy but also sustainable growth. However, we do not want to do this at the expense of our employees or the environment that provides this service. Valuing personal and team performance is a strong part of the Carbensate company philosophy. In this way, we promote sustainable and dignified job growth.

SDG 13: Climate Action

Our goal is to have a positive impact on climate change by creating a carbon sink (also known as carbon sequestration) and recovering CO2 from the atmosphere. Our long-term aim is to provide a portion of the scientifically formulated CO2 storage capacity by 2030 at the latest. We are aware that the demand for carbon sequestration is growing rapidly and will therefore expand our capacities accordingly to make a significant contribution to meeting the scientifically formulated goals.

SDG 15: Life on Land

We recognize the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity and are committed to responsibly managing our procurement process to reduce the burden on these systems. By choosing sustainable products and services, we can create win-win situations and contribute to the protection of life on land.

Indirectly through our mindset, actions, and impact.

In addition to our direct commitments, we are committed to supporting our employees and having a positive impact on society indirectly through our mindset, actions, and activities.

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

We believe that both physical and mental health are important components of decent work. Therefore, we support the personal development of our employees through health training and the opportunity to participate in coaching. We are also committed to finding employees who have a personal purpose that aligns with our company and values, creating a win-win situation for all parties involved.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

At Carbensate, we follow a philosophy that is oriented towards queer and intersectional feminism to promote gender equality. We advocate for the recognition of the diversity of identities and experiences and create an environment where all voices are heard. We consider the importance of language sensitivity and self-reflection regarding societal realities to create a fairer and more inclusive work environment.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

At Carbensate, we are actively committed to implementing SDG 10. We believe that all people are of equal value and that as a company, we can contribute to reducing inequality in the world. We strive to create an environment where all our employees can work in a hierarchy-reduced and power-aware environment and communicate with each other on an equal footing. We promote an open and non-violent culture of conversation to ensure that all potentials are optimally utilized. By applying a sociocratic company structure, we promote interpersonal exchange and communication within the team. In this way, we help create an inclusive work environment where all employees have equal opportunities.

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

At Carbensate, we are aware that no one is perfect and that every person has biases and privileges. We want to support our employees in becoming aware of their own biases and privileges and questioning them. We believe that this can help create a work environment where all employees are treated equally and there is a sense of belonging and togetherness. By promoting reflection and awareness, we create an inclusive and just work environment where every employee feels valued and has the opportunity to fulfill their full potential.