NewCarbons Innovation for Rural Sustainable Economies
NewCarbon is developing innovative solutions to transform biomass into energy and valuable products for application in agricultural products
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NewCarbon (Pty) Ltd
Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
Sedgefield, Western Cape
Location(s) of impact
South Africa: Karatara
Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?
Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?
Wood vinegar to stimulate plant growth. Wood vinegar for organic pest repelling. Bio-carbon to improve animal health and growth rate. Bio-carbon for soil improvement, water retention, increased crop yield and healthier crops. Bio-carbon for water purification. Energy for heating.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work
Provided jobs and upliftment opportunities for 12 people. Creating integrated sustainable solutions that starts a new biomass economy.
Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?
Upon recommendation from others