Who we are
Carbogenics was spun out of the University of Edinburgh in April 2016.
It was founded by then Marie Curie Researcher Dr Jan Mumme and PhD student Franziska Srocke. Jan, an agricultural engineer, and Franziska, a biotechnical engineer, both worked at the UK Biochar Research Centre at the University’s School of GeoSciences where they discovered the potential of biochar as an amendment for soil and biogas production. A few months, later the founders were joined by Lidia Krzynowek, a social geographer who was working at Napier University where she supported startups in the area of biofuels.
The invention of Jan and Franziska of CreChar, a novel type of biochar that boosts biogas production, led to a patent application and several R&D grants and awards including from Scottish Enterprise, Converge, EDGE, IBioIC and IUK. A first investment round was completed in 2018, a second in 2019.
Our vision and values
Our vision is to become THE leading provider of sustainable bio-additives designed for the anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment industries. Through the application of circular processes and our carbon-negative technology, we will become a global leader in carbon upcycling and a key player in the circular economy enabling energy security and sustainability.
Our approach to business is guided by a set of six core values: