MICRO ACCELERATOR CASE STUDY: CARBOGENICS & THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Carbogenics’ technology converts carbon-rich wastes into an adsorbent for bioprocess intensification, such as anaerobic digestion and bioremediation, and enables co-production of heat, power and biochemicals.

Project Partners: Carbogenics Ltd and the University of Edinburgh

Project: Smart Carbon Additive CreChar® to Support Bioprocesses

Edinburgh-based start-up company Carbogenics Ltd produces CreChar®, an innovative, high-quality form of biochar to improve the performance of anaerobic digestion. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, they were awarded funding through the IBioIC Micro Accelerator Project call in 2017 to investigate the transformation of various low-quality biodegradable feedstocks to CreChar®, and to demonstrate increased yield in biogas and methane produced by AD when CreChar® is added.

“We felt strongly supported by IBioIC throughout the project. Our questions were answered quickly and in a constructive way. We were particularly impressed with the help we received in marketing and securing follow-up funding... The project was a great success for the company as it paved the way towards commercial testing and commercialization.” – Jan Mumme, CEO, Carbogenics Ltd