Carbonauten are the winners of „Next Shed Innovators’ Challenge” representing the external participants. With the aim to reduce carbon dioxide by developing, producing and marketing biocarbons, the carbonauten team from Giengen was able to absolutely convince the jury. „For us, the business idea was the clear winner of this challenge," said Edgar Müller, Vice President Next Shed by Eberspächer, at the award ceremony on January, 9th. „With the reduction of carbon dioxide, they are addressing an urgent future topic."
Carbonauten use an industrial process to produce biocarbons from biomass residues such as wood shavings or tree cuttings. This creates sustainable products with which carbonauten succeed in storing carbon dioxide and replacing petroleum-based plastics and constructiion materials. A ton of biocarbons produced by carbonauten can avoid up to 1000 tons of greenhouse gases.
Anestis Becker accepted the prize of 3000 Euros for the winning team, who, together with carbonauten managing director Torsten Becker, was delighted to receive the award: „From my point of view, Eberspächer and carbonauten have many common topics related to carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, which can lead to innovative solutions and new business models. Because: actively reduce carbon dioxide - if not now, when?"
In September, Next Shed called for the „Next Shed Innovators' Challenge": Eberspächer employees worldwide as well as external participants were encouraged to apply with their innovative business ideas. The best ideas of the internal participants were already presented to the management at the Innovation Council in December.