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Date: October, 2018
Carbon Masters wins the WWF Climate Solver award,

It was indeed a proud moment when Carbon Masters was awarded the WWF India Climate Solver award 2017. Climate Solver - WWF’s global innovation platform recognizes transformative innovations in technology and business models that substantially contribute towards mitigating climate change and enhancing clean energy access.

India generates about 62 million tonnes of organic waste annually, out of which 50% is organic. WWF India recognizes that the innovative Carbonlitessolution by Carbon Masters can be used to treat this waste in an eco-friendly way and reduce carbon emissions by enabling a circular economy. Read the full article Here

Date: July, 2018
Koramangala plant commences operations

The third Carbonlites-in-a-box project was commissioned in Koramangala. This plant is set up in partnership with the local municipal body (BBMP) and will have a capacity to process 10 tons of waste per day.

This project is a unique approach to address the city’s waste disposal problems.

Instead of sending the waste to landfills, the segregated wet waste from surrounding wards will be collected and processed at the plant thus providing a sustainable solution to treat waste and saving on transportation cost. This captured gas willbe purified and used by nearby restaurants.

Date: January, 2018
Carbon Masters featured in Forbes India article

Carbon Masters was featured in Forbes India article “Fuelling new possibilities”.

The article traces the journey of the company starting with consulting and transitioning into the biogas space. The article highlights the hurdles faced by the founders and how they successfully overcame it to establish a sustainable business.

It showcases the potential impact of the company in the space of social impact, sustainability and climate change. Read the full article here

Date: November, 2017
Carbon Masters gets selected to participate in GES 2017

For 7 years, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has connected top entrepreneurship talent with investors and startup ecosystems across the globe to innovate the world’s most exciting solutions.

In partnership with the Government of the United States of America, NITI Aayog hosted the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30, 2017. The theme of the summit was ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’. It was addressed by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and the U.S delegation was led by Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump.

Carbon Masters founders Kevin Houston and Som Narayan were among the 400 chosen (from over 44,000 applicants!) to participate in #GES2017. Seen here (from left to right) are Mr.Sanjay Kadaveru, founder and president, Action For India, Mr. Som Narayan, Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Mr. Kevin Houston.

More information about the event can be found here.

Date: August, 2017
Carbon Masters in the news for all the right reasons

The story of how a small Indian company is changing the way we look at waste and energy is making waves in national and international media. Carbon Masters was recently featured in ‘The Scotsman – Scotland’s National Newspaper’ and Outlook Business Magazine’s Good Businesses edition for August 2017. Company co-founder Kevin Houston was also interviewed by the University of Edinburgh’s Edit Magazine.

‘One chef claimed it was the only gas that allowed him to get a perfect golden brown colour on vada, a fried snack made of lentils, Houston added.’

Read the full story at The Scotsman.

“When I first saw Al Gore’s film 'An Inconvenient Truth' in 2006 I thought hang on, why aren’t we doing something about this? That’s when I found the University’s Carbon Management Masters course. I was starting university just as my kids were leaving!”

The full interview can be found in Edit Magazine.

Date: June, 2017
Indian Angel Network and Sangam Ventures back Carbon Masters

Carbon Masters (the makers of Carbonlites) successfully closed its first round of funding that saw the participation of Indian Angel Network (IAN) - the world’s largest angel investor network and Sangam Ventures – a pure play clean-tech venture fund.

The company is planning to utilize the funds in product developments, senior, marketing and engineering level hiring and project developments.

Commenting on the announcement, Som Narayan Co-Founder, Carbon Masters said, “We are extremely thankful to Indian Angel Network and Sangam Ventures whose faith in our vision will take us a step closer to achieving our goals. Carbonlites can provide India with a lower cost, carbon neutral alternative to the use of fossil fuels. That it can also provide a more sustainable way of managing organic waste streams in Indian cities makes it a unique carbon mitigation solution. It will be invaluable in helping India achieve its climate change goals under the Paris Accord.”

For more on this, click here.

Date: March, 2017
Shell selects Carbon Masters as one of three winning finalists at their #makethefuture Accelerator event

Shell organized the ‘Make the Future Accelerator 2017’ in order to recognize, reward and celebrate the most innovative ideas in the area of energy efficiency and CO2 reductions from Indian startups. The competition drew over 50 applications from all over the country. Carbonlites – our waste-to-renewable energy initiative was chosen as one of the top three winning finalists alongside Graviky Labs and Smart Joules.

Carbon Masters’ co-founders Som Narayan and Kevin Houston were invited by Shell to Singapore, where they showcased how our company plans to #makethefuture. They then attended the finals of the event, which coincided with the inauguration of Shell’s new Global Technical Centre in Bangalore.

For more details, click here.

Date: January 2017
Carbon Masters wins Action for India’s Silicon Valley Challenge and is voted as one of the Top 5 Social Impact companies in India.

Kevin Houston, Co-Founder and Director, Carbon Masters, was a winning finalist in the AFI’s Silcon Valley challenge, which took place in New Delhi in January 2017. Carbon Masters’ description of our Carbonlites story was voted as one of the Top 5 social impact initiatives among 300 applications from across India. Our two co-founders will now travel to Silicon Valley later this year and meet with entrepreneurs, investors and academics from Stanford University.

Date: July 30th, 2016
Carbon Masters installs Carbonlites-In-A-Box at ISKCON Temple in Bangalore

Carbon Masters latest low carbon initiative Carbonlites-In-A-Box was installed at the famous ISKCON Temple in Bangalore in August 2016. Once operational, the innovative biogas plant built within two reused 40' shipping containers will convert the temple’s organic waste in to Carbonlites, which will be piped directly into one of the temple’s Kitchens. It provides a more sustainable method of disposing of organic waste, reducing costs and carbon emissions.

Date: April 22nd, 2016
Carbon Masters inks deal with Mahindra & Mahindra to develop biogas in Bangalore

On Earth day, while 160 countries were signing the Paris Climate Accord in New York City, Carbon Masters signed an 8 year agreement with the Poweral Division of Mahindra & Mahindra. Under this agreement, M&M will invest to build a large-scale organic waste to renewable energy plant in Malur, just outside Bangalore. Carbon Masters will have full responsibility of all the operations of the plant as well as sales and marketing responsibility for the resultant renewable natural gas and organic manure.

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