It is the pressing question of our age: Can we reduce CO₂ emissions, responsible for global warming and climate change? Many approaches and ideas have been developed – with varying success. The HTC process is currently among the most promising and prominent candidates, outperforming many alternatives: It is highly efficient and technologically simple enough that it will be even used in developing countries. No valuable farm land is occupied in a trade-off between food and energy production. Instead HTC is processing biomass which would otherwise be disposed of or used with inferior efficiency only.

Composting greenery and organic waste releases enormous amounts of CO₂. Processing it in a HTC process however leads to a sustained binding of the carbon, relieving earth’s atmosphere. HTC products can be used for fundamental use of mankind: It can increase top soil quality and regenerate paltry or slash-and-burn affected land. Since most of the carbon is bound into bio coal by the HTC process, only very little CO₂ is released into the atmosphere – a decisive advantage over alternative processes.