Maarten van Roon appointed Chief Commercial Officer
Carbon8 Systems, the UK company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste and residues with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value construction aggregate, has appointed Maarten van Roon as Chief Commercial Officer.
In his new role, Maarten will be responsible for the delivery of Carbon8 Systems’ growth strategy across business development, sales and marketing functions. He joins the company from Shell Group where he held, in his 16 years at the company, a series of commercial leadership roles across speciality commodities businesses.
John Pilkington, Chief Executive of Carbon8 Systems said: ”Maarten’s international experience in a range of energy and industrial markets will be invaluable to Carbon8 Systems as we seek to accelerate our growth. As heavy industries, like cement, face tougher emission targets, there is growing commercial interest in our proven carbon capture and utilisation solution. Drawing upon our experience of projects in the UK, France, The Netherlands and Canada, Maarten has a key role in growing our business in the UK and overseas.”
In the last 12 months, Carbon8 Systems has deployed its technology in two industrial sectors where greenhouse gas emissions reduction is critical towards achieving Net Zero: at the Vicat Group’s cement plant at Montalieu in France, and at AVR Energy’s Energy from Waste plant at Duiven in The Netherlands.
Maarten van Roon said: “It’s exciting to be joining Carbon8 Systems, at a time when governments and industry are needing innovative carbon capture technologies to help deliver their Net Zero ambitions. Carbon8 System’s CCU solution delivers at three levels: sustainability performance, economic incentive and environmental benefit. This combination is quite unique and will drive our future growth.”
Carbon8 Systems’ proven and patented CCU solution is Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) and is deployed via the CO₂ntainer – a modular, containerised solution – described as carbon capture in a box.
In addition to the EfW and cement sectors, other sectors where Carbon8 Systems’ solution can be used include the steel and paper industries.