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THREE C - Creating and sustaining Charcoal value chains to promote a Circular Carbon economy in NWE Europe
THREE C aims at the development and introduction of economically viable value chains based on charcoal raw materials from waste biomass in NWE.
The project is based on the predecessor project RE-DIRECT, which has shown that it is possible and sustainable to use charcoal as an alternative raw material for products in the agricultural, waste water, health and cosmetics industries.
The project will promote the development of high quality products and value chains based on charcoal raw materials in the participating regions in DE, BE, UK, IE, FR and NL in order to introduce a climate-friendly and sustainable Circular Carbon Economy in NWE.
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.
During the project period:
- 7 regional Circular Carbon Hubs (CC-Hubs) will be established for product and business development and marketing, Circular Carbon-Labs (CC-Labs) will develop quality control mechanisms for tailor-made products and raw materials,
- 1 European umbrella organisation (CC-Net) provides business support, continuous vocational training and advice for SMEs in the new sector.
- 3 Investments for a mobile demonstration plant, a central prototype quality laboratory and a CC-Hub in a remote rural area will be realised.
A total of 250 stakeholders working in product and service development in the new sector will be supported over the duration of the project, including professionals from at least 14 start-ups and 70 SMEs. 21 product lines and value chains will be developed in all regions and sectors. Europe-wide marketing and supply will be promoted via the CC-Net and its European marketing platform for charcoal products.
Eigenbetrieb Umwelttechnik der Stadt Baden-Baden
14 Jef Denynplein
blended learning institutions' cooperative, blinc eG
Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency
15 Highnam Business Centre Unit
Cwm Harry Land Trust
Vastre Industrial Estate Unit H
Association d’Initiatives Locales pour l’Energie et l’Environnement
19B Boulevard Nominoë
Campus de Ker Lann, Avenue Robert Schuman, 35170 Bruz, Frankreich
Irish Bioenergy Association
Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin
2 avenue de la préfecture
|Eigenbetrieb Umwelttechnik der Stadt Baden-Baden
|blended learning institutions' cooperative, blinc eG
|Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency
|Cwm Harry Land Trust
|Association d’Initiatives Locales pour l’Energie et l’Environnement
|Marc Le Tréïs
|Irish Bioenergy Association
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Seven Circular Carbon Hubs (CC-Hubs) will be established all over North-West Europe, adapted to the regional conditions. The CC-Hubs will bring together all important stakeholders to develop local concepts for a regional Circular Carbon Economy: collectors, convergers, producers as well as B2B/B2C customers and investors.
At the Hubs, local SMEs and start-ups will get access to services like co-working, counselling, training, and networking. Additional business support will be introduced in the form of a voucher scheme. It will offer opportunities and resources to develop products and services for the regional and interregional CCE, among other incubators, quality assurance and improvement facilities.
Three Circular Carbon-Labs (CC-Labs) will develop quality control mechanisms for tailor-made products and raw materials.
The CC-Labs will be linked to the CC-Hubs to provide their valuable expertise to stakeholders in order to support the product and business development of the Circular Carbon Economy. Predestined product application examples will be examined in detail. A THREE C quality label will be introduced for products and producers, which will certify the proven quality.
A European umbrella organisation (CC-Net) will be established to assist all present and future participants in the creation and growth of the Circular Carbon Economy.
The CC-Net will be backed up by in-depth interregional market research and needs analyses. An online marketing platform, in combination with a supply chain management mechanism will be created to connect the regions with suitable investors.
The main stakeholders will be informed and trained on technical, environmental, and business aspects of the THREE C approach and enabled to inform, promote, and implement it in and beyond the project regions in NWE.
Are you interested in taking concrete action for a more climate friendly, circular economy in your region?
THREE C addresses you as a citizen, professional or entrepreneur to become active in the circular carbon economy.
At the THREE C Hubs, local SMEs and start-ups will get access to services like co-working, counselling, training, and networking. Additional business support will be introduced in the form of a voucher scheme. It will offer opportunities and resources to develop products and services for the regional and interregional CCE, among other incubators, quality assurance and improvement facilities.
The full voucher programme consists of 2 parts. It is a fully fledged CPD course (continuous professional development) for professionals who intend extend their services based on the conversion of biomass and product development based on biochar.
The THREE C Business programme can be directly accessed already in 2021 by enterprises, NGOs and municipalities working in waste biomass and biochar processing.
Please contact your regional THREE C partner for more information.
How to participate?
THREE C offers 3 support facilities:
- Incubators to support product development (CC-Hubs)
- Product quality control within the joint CC-Labs
- the CC-Net as a European coordination, network and supply structure
The structures can be accessed via our THREE C professionalisation programme which is delivered on two levels
- for interested professionals who want to develop their professional skills and competences to use and apply solutions for the circular carbon economy and
- for professionals from enterprises and municipalities and start-ups to develop products and services based on biochar and collaborate with our European network.
THREE C works parallel on regional and European levels.
- Regional Innovators who want to:
- Create and sustain a circular carbon economy in their regions
- transform waste biomass in valuable materials
- Develop region-specific climate friendly development communities
- Enterprises who would enrich their product portfolio by:
- Creating new products and product lines based on biochar feedstock
- Utilising biochar products in order to make their business sustainable and circular
- Start-Ups and entrepreneurs to:
- Develop new products and services
- Liaise with European partners
- Found their businesses and use our network for marketing and supply