minus CO2 factory 001

R&D Headquarters Giengen

carbonauten is attitude

Ecological regeneration, solidarity, justice, decency, gratitude, openness and surprise are consistently lived at carbonauten. Torsten Becker and Christoph Hiemer met in 2013 and founded carbonauten in 2017. The start-up begging tour through the German investor scene hardens and forges together. Both aim to reduce climate gases in the range of gigatons from 2022 onwards, while making decentrally produced food, materials and energy renewable, better and cheaper for all. This solidarity approach means openness to all comrades-in-arms in the fight against climate escalation. To do this, they use old knowledge, combine it with their own experience and bring it into a new, industrial context. Competitors do not know carbonauten, because everyone who can contribute is welcome. Risks do not exist, except the risk of not doing it.

Partners and allies are provided with the technologies and formulations.

Creativity, science and technology, and social responsibility are driving forces.

The brand essence “simplicity” brings speed to scaling. In this way, the necessary industrial dimensions are achieved for the carbonaut system to have its ecological, social and economic impact.

carbonauten 2030

carbonauten is interested in the future, because that is the time in which we will live.

The goal of reducing climate gases in the range of several gigatons on an increasing annual basis is expected to be achieved in 2030. This is because one ton of biocarbon can generate leverage by a factor of 1,000 or more via the comprehensive and holistic carbonaut system. In order to achieve the production of 1,000,000 tons per year of biocarbons, several hundred thousand tons of biodistillates, many terawatt hours of renewable energy and millions of CO2 certificates as quickly as possible, 500 carbonization modules are required at approximately 100 production sites. To achieve this, the technologies for carbonation, activation, refining and distillation are constantly being developed further and the production processes optimized.

The inexhaustible potential of carbonauten NET Materials® inspires its own researchers, scientists, engineers and developers as well as its closely associated partners from universities, institutes and companies.

Cooperation and solidarity are the basis for effectively countering climate escalation. carbonauten does not accomplish this alone, but sees itself as a significant and inspiring part of a collaborative effort of humanity.

Products

Dozens of global and modularly expandable production facilities will generate millions of tons of CO2-negative materials and platform biochemicals, hundreds of gigawatt hours of renewable energy, and millions of CO2 allowances in the coming years.

Technology

At its core, a “minus CO2 factory” consists of two technological components that generate a deep value chain: Carbonization and Biorefinery.
The highly efficient carbonization technology, which has been further developed from an existing process, is extremely robust, flexible in terms of input and output, modularly expandable and therefore particularly economical.

The large quantities of high-quality pyrolysis oils produced in this process are then processed, fractionated and refined into application-specific biodistillates in the integrated biorefinery.

For the first time, the combination of carbonation and biorefining enables rapid response and adaptation to changing needs and markets. Embedded in proven and modern peripherals, they are the core for technological expansions such as for the production of low-cost green hydrogen and activated carbons. In this way, the factories in the respective regions produce specified products in line with demand.

Culture

“I have a dream!”. Creating an ecologically, socially and economically harmoniously functioning world is the drive of every Carbonaut. They take advantage of freedoms, drive issues forward, are courageous and take risks, learn from mistakes, and have a big heart.
“The better idea beats the good idea!” enables individual and community dreams to come true. Leading by letting go simplifies, relaxes, gives pleasure and is the basis for the unique cosmos of carbonauts.

The path to world market leadership

2017
2017

Foundation carbonauten - the minus CO2 factory

Christoph Hiemer and Torsten Becker developed the carbonauten system to reduce emissions and costs and start their begging tour for investors. “Simplicity” is the brand essence, because that brings speed.

2018
2018

Prototype and pilot plant

The newly developed batch retort process with direct heating works, first tests with original material produce high quality biocarbons and biodistillates.

2019
2019

Funding

As a finalist of the “Cyber One Hightech Award” carbonauten receives a Preseed-Funding of 200.000 € from L-Bank BW as a convertible loan and in the pandemic support by Preseed Protect. Great and thank you L-Bank!

2019
2019

Goosebumps moment

The production of an injection molding granulate succeeds with a filling level of 30% biocarbon in a biodegradable polymer. This is the creation of the carbonaut® NET Materials with application for PCT patent.
2020
2020

Coal round 1

Andreas Jacob joins as a private investor with a lot of experience and receives 4% for €80,000. A significant moment, as there is now money and, above all, confidence.
2020
2020

"minus CO2 factory 001"

The first site in Eberswalde is a joint project with the shareholder ForestFinance and its SPV ClimateCarbon. Various technologies are being further developed in parallel with industrial production.

2020
2020

2020 Coal round 2

Forest Finance GmbH subscribes 9.5 % of the shares at nominal value in combination with the financing of the “minus CO2 factory 001” for € 3.6 million. An excellent strategic partner, with worldwide commitments.
2021
2021

"fuck CO2"

Greta’s “How dare you!” is a role model for getting to the heart of things, clear, loud and clear. The duffel bags printed with “fuck CO2” are eye-catchers and not only in demand among the generation living in the future oven.
2021
2021

2021 Coal round 3

A 3 minute pitch at Circular Valley in Wuppertal’s Gasturm convinces HUEHOCO to acquire 5% for €2m. An exemplary company with great and motivated couple Iris and André Bovenkamp as owners and managing directors.
2022
2022

Over 200 more world savers

The realization of the “minus CO2 factory 001” will begin after the authority grants the necessary permission to save civilization. As a subsidiary of Forest Finance, Climate Carbon Eberswalde is an SPV and convinces 200 limited partners to raise the required 3.6 million.
2022
2022

Organic becomes cheap - for all

Price leadership is a motivating solidarity idea that supports people in the big tasks and helps with the rapid scaling required. To this end, the business units “carbonauten polymers,” “carbonauten agriculture” and “carbonauten construction” are established, in which experts develop interdisciplinary products and solutions.
2022
2022

2022 Coal round 4

Patience pays off: Various strategic investors are in due diligence for the last 6% for the time being for € 5 million equity plus 8% FC for scaling.
2022
2022
Cold start in August, industrial production in fall.
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