Technology to Achieve 'Net Zero'

About Us

The Company

Carbon Clean was founded in 2009, as the growth rate of atmospheric carbon was starting to soar. Within a decade, the Earth's CO2 levels reached their highest point in 3 million years.

Headquartered in London, Carbon Clean has offices in India, Spain and the United States. As of summer 2020, we have removed nearly 809,000 metric tonnes of carbon from our 38 facilities across the globe. Our work is founded on the belief that achieving net zero isn’t a pipe dream, it’s an imperative. But it will take far more than a focus on renewables.

Key industries can and should play a significant role in global carbon reduction. We provide all the services needed to achieve net zero, including technology licence and solvent supply, a full process design package (PDP) and proprietary equipment, and end-to-end systems — including design, build, financing and operation.

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We know that the best technology aligns with operational realities. Using our cost-effective, scalable carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies, industries can capture over 90% of their CO2 .

Our process works within existing industrial operations for minimal disruption and maximum cost-effectiveness. It enables industries to not only reach net zero, but leverage decarbonisation incentives and join the growing global circular carbon economy market. As we close the gap between industries and net zero, we're helping solve both climate and business challenges.

Who We Serve

Our next-gen CCUS applications are designed specifically for hard to abate industries, including steel, cement, refinery, waste to energy and bio gas.

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Cement

With more than 4 billion tonnes of cement produced globally each year, the cement industry generates approximately 8% of all global CO2 emissions. But the process is one of the easiest to facilitate carbon capture.

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Refineries

While processing by refineries only contributes around 5 to 10% of the total emissions resulting from oil products, the opportunities for reducing these are significant due to the nature of the processes used. Major players in the industry are already pledging to achieve net zero by 2050.

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Steel

The highly complex process of steel-making provides multiple opportunities for carbon capture, including using CCUS on the blast furnace to capture and store the majority of carbon emissions.

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Energy from Waste

By utilising CCUS at EfW plants, municipal authorities can decarbonise the entire waste chain, and achieve a huge reduction in the carbon footprint of individuals in cities.

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Biogas

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other impurities must be removed from renewable natural gas (RNG) feeds – like biomethane and landfill gas — to meet purity specifications. Our proprietary solvent is a simple drop-in enhancement for current solvents, delivering better performance for CO2 removal.

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Success Stories

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Purpose-Built Technology for Industry

In 2016, Tuticorin Alkali Chemical and Fertilizers Ltd. partnered with Carbon Clean to create the world’s first fully commercial carbon capture, storage and utilisation plant. Located near Chennai, it has been achieving over 90% carbon capture rates since it began operation.

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Leadership

Aniruddha Sharma

Co-Founder and CEO

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Aniruddha Sharma

Co-Founder and CEO

An engineer by practice, the company's chief executive officer, Aniruddha has been instrumental in building and developing Carbon Clean into a global leader in low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology for industrial and gas treating applications. Currently more than 38 facilities have used Carbon Clean’s proven technology or solvents.

He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and leads the company's product and customer development strategy. While pursuing his Masters Degree in Statistics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Aniruddha co-founded Carbon Clean in 2009.

Selected as one of the Top 50 Brightest Young Climate Leaders, he was a part of the youth delegation to COP15 and COP/MOP 5 (Kyoto Protocol) and awarded a ‘Technology Pioneer’ award by the World Economic Forum in 2015.
As of 2020, Aniruddha has secured multiple strategic partnerships with global players to develop and invest in carbon capture projects. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and represents Carbon Clean on industry groups such as the CCSA and the Global CCS Institute.

Fun facts:
  • Favourite food: Kheer pua
  • Last book read: Zero to One - Peter Thiel
  • #1 interest: Badminton

Prateek Bumb

Co-Founder and CTO

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Prateek Bumb

Co-Founder and CTO

Prateek Bumb is an entrepreneur, engineer and investor and his key focus areas are to reduce global warming through sustainable energy production and provide accessible clean technology for future energy security.

With a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Prateek co-founded Carbon Clean in 2009 and is responsible for the overall technology and operational strategy of the company. Prateek was instrumental in establishing its global R&D ecosystem across the UK, India, USA and Europe on clean technology innovation. He is the principal innovator of a breakthrough technology to capture carbon dioxide from industrial gases. His expertise involves innovation and implementation of CO2 capture technology from idea to commercial stage. To date, he has multiple international patents for the CO2 capture technology and has published papers at several international conferences and in journals on carbon capture and storage technology.

Selected for the Young Alumni Achiever Award (YAAA) in 2019, IIT Kharagpur and National Mission Innovation Champion by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. He also featured in Indian Innovators: 20 Brilliant Thinkers Who are Changing India in 2015.

Fun facts:
  • Favourite food: Indian
  • Last book read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  • #1 interest: Traveling and watching Bollywood movies

Asam Rafi

Vice President of Sales

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Asam Rafi

Vice President of Sales

Asam Rafi is the Vice President of Sales at Carbon Clean and joined the company in 2020. As a member of the leadership team, he is responsible for the company’s global direct and indirect sales efforts, strategic partnerships, and business development initiatives.

With over 20 years of successful experience in capital equipment solution sales, he started his career at Dresser-Rand Company. And held various positions of increasing responsibility in Sales Applications Engineering, Sales and Business Development Management and Sales Organisation Leadership. Following the acquisition of Dresser-Rand by Siemens AG in 2015, Asam continued to lead the sales effort on strategic projects, with a high focus on improving client energy sustainability. During his career, Asam has undertaken long term deployments in Scandinavia and the Middle East.

Asam has an MBA from the University of Bath School of Management, an MSc in Petroleum Science from Imperial College, London, and a degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University.

Fun facts:
  • Favourite food: Sushi
  • Last book read: The art of changing your mind
  • #1 interest: Playing sports with my children

Richard Merrells

Vice President of Project Delivery

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Richard Merrells

Vice President of Project Delivery

A chartered chemical engineer with a multi-sector background in engineering project management, Richard’s role is to lead Carbon Clean’s capacity to deliver our growing pipeline of contracts and partnerships.

Working closely with our sales and technical teams, he is responsible for maintaining quality and on time Carbon Capture installations to match customer demand.

Before joining Carbon Clean, Richard worked in a consulting practice, assisting investment, service and operating companies improve their project risk resilience.

Richard’s experience also includes working for operating companies, including industrial gases and renewable technologies, leading high value, high complexity projects in partnership with major engineering and construction contractors. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Fun facts:
  • Favourite food: I like lots of different world foods; if it has chillies I am even more keen. If forced to pick one favourite, it would be Christmas dinner - without chillies
  • Last book read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  • #1 interest: I think the countryside. I grew up in a village - my childhood bedroom window view was over fields and being back in that environment recharges me.

Board

Jan Petzel

Board Chairman

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Jan Petzel

Board Chairman

Mr. Petzel is the Managing Partner of Eldon Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused on international growth investments and buy-out opportunities. Prior to launching Eldon, he was a Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, ultimately responsible for private credit in Germany and Scandinavia.

Whilst at Goldman has served on the board of several successful companies including Cognis GmbH, a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, up to its sale to BASF for €3.1bn in 2010.

Mr. Petzel commenced his career as a consultant to the technology sector for McKinsey & Company working in the United States, Europe and Asia. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master of Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Martin Pugh

Director

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Martin Pugh

Director

With a career in the chemicals industry that spans nearly 40 years, Martin Pugh has made exceptional contributions through business leadership, marketing management, and sales roles around the world. He has held leadership roles in Trinseo as EVP/Chief Operating Officer, Styrolution Group GmbH, Ineos Nova, Nova Chemicals, and the Dow Chemical Co., and is a non-executive board member of Tyre Recycling Solutions SA in Switzerland. He has worked in locations spanning the UK, the UAE, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Praveen Sahay

Director

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Praveen Sahay

Director

Praveen Sahay is a co-founder and Managing Director of WAVE Equity Partners, a private equity firm in Boston that provides expansion capital to clean energy, food, clean air and water companies at their inflection points of growth. The firm invests $15-25M in rapidly growing companies making products that are both environmentally superior and cheaper, and possess strong manufacturing IP, sustainable margins and competitive differentiation.

Originally a Nuclear Physicist, he prospected for offshore oil and gas deposits; managed retail operations for India's largest mutual fund; and led armed battalions as a Deputy Commandant in India. He also served at the United Nations Operation in Mozambique during the country’s democratic transition in 1994. Before founding WAVE, he was an investment professional for 12 years at venture funds VIMAC and Updata Venture Partners. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several companies involved in solar, wind, advanced materials, storage, and industrial equipment companies.

Praveen has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Geophysics from IIT, Roorkee, an MS in Nuclear Physics, and BS in Physics Honors from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He is a Kauffman Fellow and was awarded a UN Peace Medal for his services in Mozambique.

Investors

Our investors have partnered with Carbon Clean to help us realise our goal of capturing 1 billion tons of carbon. Their support allows us to deliver our carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology to facilities around the world. 

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