22-11-2022, Bergen op Zoom & Hoogeveen, The Netherlands – STERCORE®, developer of a high-performance production process to create manure-based Bio-Based Carbon and Green Gas together with certification company ZEROCertified announce today their cooperation to realise certified negative carbon emissions. The combined expertise of the two companies unlocks the possibility for STERCORE to generate not only green products but also high valued voluntary carbon credits (VCC’s) to be traded internationally. For ZEROCertified this cooperation means being able to demonstrate the impact of the VCC’s on a large scale.
Negative CO2 emissions are created when Bio-Based Carbon – in itself CO2-neutral – is permanently removed from the atmosphere. This is the case when the Bio Based Carbon is used in products for fertilizing and soil-improvement, the core application of STERCORE-products. Certifying and trading these realised negative emissions gives a boost to current business models for negative emissions.
“We always knew our production process had a great positive impact on the environment but finding a way towards carbon certification has been very challenging” says Hans Jansen, CEO of STERCORE. We have been working with ZEROCertified as a partner now for a while and they have taken us step by step through the carbon jungle finding the right methodology”.
“We see a lot of companies in need for support on the voluntary carbon credit market”; says John Bouterse, CEO ZEROCertified. “Finding the right way to monitor and register your carbon impact is key in generating VCC’s. There are a lot of benefits to be gained by VCC’s but also a lot of risks, like Greenwashing. Knowing the market, methodologies and approach towards the different trading platforms gives us the opportunity to act as a strategic partner for companies like STERCORE.”
STERCORE was founded in 2016 specifically to provide added value to the end user based on the knowledge, technologies and practices developed over the past 25 years. STERCORE does this by producing sustainable, high-quality end products from renewable raw materials, such as: animal manure, digestate from co-fermentation and other organic waste streams. STERCORE’s main activity is to produce the sustainable, high-quality end products Bio-Based Carbon – as a high-quality substitute for chemical fertiliser and soil improver – and green gas as a substitute for fossil fuels.
ZEROCertified provide an alternative approach for organisations entering and operating in the voluntary carbon market. Our clients work with us as we fast-track their entry to the voluntary carbon market. Confronted with complexity and cumbersome procedures elsewhere – their choice to switch to ZERO was simple.
ZEROCertified is on a mission to help organizations enter and scale-up in the voluntary carbon market. ZEROCertified believe in the power of carbon markets to stimulate sustainable innovations, and that carbon reduction activities should be rewarded in order to grow year-on-year. ZEROCertified facilitates organisations in their unique quest and offer unique one-stop-shop solutions for entering and operating in carbon markets.