As an engineering firm, we see it as our task to close carbon cycles, to increase efficiency, to give a fair chance to technologies that make an important contribution to climate and environmental protection, to expose marketing gags, lies, and half-truths, and to act in the service of environmental and climate protection.
As CEO, the mission of environmental protection comes natural to me. After more than 30 years of experience in the field of biological waste treatment, one can say that much has happened in this time, yet at the same time far too little.
In 1997, the world community signed a binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. 18 years later, COP 21 in Paris was intended to overcome the next obstacle. But apart from empty promises and excuses on the part of politicians, once again not much has happened, and this despite the fact that emissions trading facing collapse and climate change is becoming more apparent every day, with new temperature records being set every month. In addition, 2 billion tons of waste are produced every year, half of this organic raw materials, most of which still end up in uncontrolled landfills.
The fact is that agriculture receives only little attention in the current CO2 debate. However, it will be impossible to counteract the huge amounts of excess CO2 without the right soil management. Only soil - in the form of HUMUS - has the ability to store excess carbon for the benefit of future generations. Compost and waste management have much more pull than some might suspect. Each year, our plants cut down on so many CO2 equivalents worldwide that we could send 300 cars around the world a thousand times and still be considered carbon neutral.
We are happy to have strength in numbers and to see these numbers grow every day. We are happy to fight together with YOU against the wasting the valuable resource of organic waste materials!