We are Novocarbo
We are scientists, engineers, soil enthusiasts, and business professionals who work hand in hand to shape the economic transformation towards a low-carbon future.
Who we are
At Novocarbo, dedicated experts in various fields strive for a common goal: we want to remove as much CO₂ as possible from the atmosphere. Our unique product concept of Biochar Carbon Removal minimizes CO₂ in the atmosphere with maximum impact, while creating sustainable solutions for divers industries.
The spirit that drives us traces back to the company's origins. Caspar von Ziegner founded Novocarbo in 2017 with the aim of pushing forward carbon removal solutions to contribute to achieving the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. We pursue this critical mission with creativity, expertise, courage, innovative spirit, and irrepressible will.
From the very first vision until now, much has transpired: A handful of people has grown into a team of more than 30. At our headquarters in Hamburg, colleagues from fields like science, engineering, marketing, and business development work together on continuously optimize our products and processes. At our production sites, the Carbon Removal Parks, we put our knowledge into practice. What drives us in all our activities is the firm belief that we can mitigate climate change by further scaling our pioneering carbon removal technology.
Our culture values
We foster a culture of continuous innovation, constantly pushing boundaries to develop groundbreaking solutions that drive sustainable production and combat climate change. We value creativity and the determination to make a difference.
What motivates us and our work is a genuine commitment to climate protection, the principles of the circular economy, and transparent practices. We ensure that we operate with integrity, always staying true to our mission.
Our team of highly skilled scientists, engineers, and professionals excels in advanced pyrolysis and carbon conversion know-how. We aim to consistently deliver innovative and sustainable solutions with unwavering reliability in every aspect of our work.
Responsible interaction with each other as a team, the environment, and our resources is deeply rooted in our corporate culture. In a supportive and open-minded work place, we drive lasting change for a sustainable future.
Our company culture
A team-oriented and purpose-driven work culture with flat organizational structures is what makes you thrive? Then join us! We cherish a collaborative and trustworthy culture that values reliability and down-to-earth attitudes. Hierarchies take a backseat; relationships with colleagues and superiors are friendly and approachable. Teamwork is fostered in our modern offices located in the heart of Hamburg. Our unique working features include flexible hours, home office options, and a dog-friendly office environment.
We actively shape and nurture our company culture together with our talented colleagues. That’s why we place great importance on the well-being and personal growth of our team through regular retrospectives to enhance team dynamics, engaging game nights, and relaxed after-work social gatherings. Our work atmosphere strikes a perfect balance between informality, fun, and professionalism. We value creative minds and promote a culture of openness towards mistakes, encouraging collaborative improvement.
What unites and drives our diverse team members is the mission and strong will to combat climate change. That's why sustainability is deeply embedded in our cultural fabric. We embrace diversity and encourage our team members to utilize their unique experiences, abilities, perspectives and backgrounds to collectively drive our carbon removal solutions. Join our team for a team-centric and down-to-earth company culture, fostering both personal and professional growth in a sustainability-driven environment.
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Meet our companies
Novocarbo is about carbon removal – however, the company was built by business professionals with a legacy of passion for soil and agriculture. Our origin thus lies in a fascination for biochar and its applications: selling and using biochar has been the backbone of our activities since 2018. Today we are proud to leverage that knowledge to offer one of the first scalable carbon removal solutions on the European market.
Novocarbo Biochar is at the frontier of the biochar space. In recent years, we have become one of Europe’s leading suppliers, using the material for a variety of applications ranging from industrial feedstocks, agriculture, and water treatment to decarbonizing building materials. We are working with companies and research institutes around the world to develop new use cases.
Swiss Biochar stands at the forefront of the global biochar movement. 10 years of experience have shaped the portfolio of Swiss Biochar, resulting in unique, high-quality substrates, such as our Swiss Terra Preta™, and biochar products suitable for horticulture, households, and blue green infrastructure.