The THREE C Project (Creating a Circular Carbon Economy) is a three year Interreg North West Europe funded project that is looking at the further development and introduction of economically viable value chains based on charcoal raw materials from waste biomass.
It is the follow-on project to the successful RE-DIRECT project which investigated the technical, social, environmental and economic viability of establishing indigenous biochar and activated carbon production. The initial scope of that project was looking at the production of activated carbon for the use in wastewater treatment plants. THREE C looks to build upon the success of that project and will look to promote the development of high quality products and value chains based on charcoal raw materials made from local biomass waste streams that are readily available in the participating regions of Germany, France, Belgium, UK, Netherlands and Ireland.
The project is led by an interdisciplinary project team of universities, public institutions, business support and regional development agencies and experts in capacity building, investment and marketing.
Over the course of the project, the following will be developed:
- CC Hubs – 7 regional Circular Carbon Hubs (including 1 in Ireland) will be established for product and business development as well as marketing. This will aid in the creation of new products and services based around biochar/ charcoal feedstocks and associated services.
- CC Labs – 1 central lab facility & 2 satellite labs will be established where quality control mechanisms can be established to ensure consistency and quality of any products or services that are produced
- CC Net – Circular Carbon Network will be a European umbrella organisation providing business support, continuous vocational training and advice for SMEs involved or looking to get involved the new sector.
The project also hopes to deliver a mobile demonstration unit which will visit the different partner regions showcasing the processes behind IFBB (Integrated Generation of Solid Fuel & Biogas from Biomass) + Pyrolysis that was at the heart of the RE-DIRECT project.
To find out more, for project updates or information, please contact:
Stephen McCormack, THREE C project officer email@example.com
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