INTERREG IV project SAPICO2 completed

Carbon 8 Systems, together with its project partners the Universities of Greenwich and Picardie have announced that the project has been successfully completed.

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.

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.

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. Medway based Carbon8 Systems has beaten more than 70 hopefuls to claim the £25,000 cash prize in the 2007 Kent Innovation Challenge.

The prize was awarded for their ground-breaking accelerated carbonation technology that converts industrial waste, such as ash from commercial incinerators, and contaminated soil into harmless aggregate that can be used by the construction industry.

The process has a tremendous double environmental impact in that it reduces waste going to landfill, and the accelerated carbonation process captures and removes a significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the environment, helping to fight global warming.

Robert de Fougerolles, chairman of the Kent Innovation Challenge judging panel and director of the Sittingbourne Enterprise Hub Ltd said, "Carbon8 Systems is a company operating in the right space, at the right time. Carbon8 has already attracted a lot of interest from the construction and waste disposal industries and this award is well deserved."

Paula Carey, one of the founders and commercial director at Carbon8, said on receiving the award, "We are very excited by this award ­ it will make a terrific impact on making Carbon8 a commercial reality. The money will enable us to complete the construction of our pilot plant, conduct trials at an commercial scale and market the system."

The award was made on Thursday 26 April at the Business Link & KCC 'Kent 2020' conference and exhibition Big Dinner by Tim Campbell, winner of the TV show The Apprentice.

Carbon8 Systems is a spin-out from the University of Greenwich, founded by Paula Carey, Colin Hills and Stef Simons. Carbon8 Systems is about to commission its first pilot plant at the Viridor Waste Management plant in Medway. It hopes to run its first pilot scale trials in the next few weeks.

In addition to the £25,000 cash prize, the winners will also receive:
Free rent for one year at either the Sittingbourne Enterprise Hub at the Kent Science Park, the Canterbury Enterprise Hub at the University of Kent, or the Medway Enterprise Hub at the University of Greenwich
Free business and banking support from NatWest for 18 months
Up to 10 days free business mentoring from Business Link Kent
Legal support from Vertex Law to the value of £5000
Filming and production of a corporate video to the value of £5,000
The 10 finalists in the Kent Innovation Challenge in 2007 were Shwosher, Fillaball, Allcook, Olfactory, Silent Wind Turbine, Optimum Fitness, Industry Direct, Carbon8 Systems, Ultrasoc, and Global Medical Systems.

Dr John Dodd, director of the Sittingbourne Enterprise Hub and the organiser of the Kent Innovation Challenge judging panel comments, "Innovation is alive and well in Kent. Over the past two years we have had more than 150 hopefuls accept the Kent Innovation Challenge. All of this year's finalists should be proud of their achievements and we wish them all the best in their endeavours."

The Kent Innovation Challenge is supported by South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), Sittingbourne Enterprise Hub Ltd, Medway Enterprise Hub, Canterbury Enterprise Hub, Kent County Council, Kent Science Park, Business Link Kent, The Kent Messenger Group, Vertex Law, NatWest, Coast Communications, Lavender Blue Media, CBI and the Universities of Kent and Greenwich.
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