BCCU stands for bioenergy with carbon capture and usage

BCCU was developed as the better alternative to BECCS, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. BECCS is based on use of terrestrial plants (e.g. corn, colza) whose biomass is processed for biogas production. Biogas is used to run a gas-fired power plant with capture of CO2 and its storage as liquid CO2 in the ground. Huge areas of farmland will be needed to implement BECCS globally. Thus there is competition with food production.

The BCCU platform of Carbon Biotech is an integrated technical solution for the reduction of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. In combination with afforestation in the global south it will make the difference.

The concept of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Usage (BCCU) was developed by scientists from Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany, in collaboration with experts across the globe to stimulate industry towards addressing the issues of global warming.
The basic technology has been released by the university for the purpose of patent filing by Carbon Biotech in late 2017.

Unfortunately, the widespread BECCS application could significantly compete with land usage and food production, while the deposition of large CO2 quantities on land or in water could involve substantial risks to humans and nature.Unlike BECCS, BCCU does not compete with land use, because the process is performed in bioreactors containing autotrophic microorganisms or in open pond systems.

BECCS is followed by Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS), a process that removes CO2 and stores it in liquid form.
Due to our highly efficient proprietary 2-step CO2 fixation process (2SCTM), greenhouse gas can be removed from ambient air and converted into biomass. Alternatively, agricultural waste biomass is processed by the Bioenergy Power Plant to produce energy. Released CO2 is converted into microalgae biomass by 2SCTM.

This biomass is further processed into carbon products, such as long-lived carbon chemicals and valuable bioproducts such as SuperFood and Food Additives, Biopharmaceuticals and Biofertilizer.

BCCU removes atmospheric CO2, contributing to the mitigation of global warming and simultaneously produces energy and carbon chemicals, moving carbon industries away from fossil use.
The sustainable life cycle of carbon dioxide is now complete.

The sustainable life cycle of carbon dioxide is now complete.


BCCU is run with 100% renewable resources. BCCU allows for 100 % sustainability with value chains meeting human needs, and climate protection by long-term carbon sequestration.


The concept of BCCU was developed by BTU scientists in collaboration with experts across the globe to stimulate industry towards addressing the issues of global warming.
This is how it works: The core technology is a highly efficient 2-step CO2 fixation process (2SCTM). The first step concentrates atmospheric CO2 by several orders of magnitude (from 0.04% to higher than 10%).

The second step gives the concentrated CO2 to microalgae strains specialized for speed fixation of CO2. By this, 1 ton of microalgae will sequester 1.8 tons of atmospheric CO2 with biomass growth rates being 50-100 times higher than known for any crop plant, including corn and soy.

The 2SCTM Technology is highly-efficient for direct CO2 removal from atmosphere that does not compete with cropland usage. The BCCU process will allow for long-term carbon sequestration and thus meets requirements for mitigation of global warming
As impact-oriented enterprise, Carbon Biotech will push global application of BCCU to help the world entering into the non-fossil era. Process variants will allow for sustainable business models both in highly- and least developed countries.


BCCU will be the leading strategy for mitigation of global warming

The value-added chain of production also decreases overall costs, increasing potential profit, making BCCU conductive to a sustainable business model.
BCCU allows for circular flow economy and supports structural change into sustainable industry

Highly nutritious food produced by BCCU does not compete with land usage. Furthermore, biodiversity, endangered by large-scale agricultural cultivation, can be protected.

Biomass-captured CO2 can be safely stored in the ground, circumventing long-term risks of geological carbon dioxide storage along with CCS.

The production process ultimately results in negative CO2 emissions, thus actively mitigating the negative impact of climate change.

BCCU supports afforestation through biofertilizer for humification


Carbon Biotech regards this tremendous challenge as an enormous opportunity to develop new technologies that ensure a sustainable, reliable, affordable, decentralized resource.

We approach this challenge in the only way viable for our futures – holistically, sustainably and impact-driven.

We align our efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which the global community is striving to fulfill by the 2030, by covering all bases in the environmental, social and economic parameters.

1. Environment: main concern
2. Social: huge social impact
3. Economic: highly lucrative


The BCCU process biologically captures atmospheric carbon and converts it into bioenergy including food, carbon chemicals and biofertilizers.

We are working to make these products and technologies economically viable and accessible to the rest of the world.

Carbon Biotech is a social business, with a strong sustainability approach, making a contribution to the bio-based economy and industry.


A carbon sink is a natural or artificial reservoir intended to accumulate and store the carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide for an indefinite period. This process is called carbon sequestration.

Microalgae can safely sequestrate CO2 into biomass, which is processed into carbon-products with long life cycles. Innovative algae-based biofertilizers, one of our current product developments, are very useful to re-fertilize the soil for preparing seeding with e.g. rainforest trees. This will further scale up carbon sequestration.

Carbon Biotech wishes to empower local communities for production of such biofertilizers. This will make farmers independent from environmentally harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Worldwide use of microalgae-based biofertilizer will substantially decreases the production of chemical fertilizers along with Haber Bosch Procedure, which currently accounts for 3-5% of global CO2 emissions.

These are more greenhouse gas emissions than done by the entire aviation industry.

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