At Evoco, we’re motivated by a strong desire to preserve and improve the world that we live in. We work with nature to come up with innovative replacements for products that previously relied on unhealthy, carbon-intensive materials and processes. By sourcing sustainable materials such as plants and biomass, and renewable processes such fermentation, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint throughout the entire production chain.
The Evoco difference
We are committed to new carbon materials and processes that do not increase the overall load of CO2 in our atmosphere. Unlike old carbon methods such as the extraction of petroleum from fossil fuels, we work within the current carbon cycle, finding organic substances and methods that generate recyclable CO2 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Old Carbon vs. New Carbon
Old carbon refers to carbon that is trapped and not part of our current carbon cycle, such as fossil fuels, which release carbon through combustion and burning. Once released, this carbon does not break down, and adds to the overall atmospheric carbon load. It is not carbon neutral. New carbon refers to carbon that is part of the current carbon cycle, and which has recently entered the soil through vegetation. These include biomass and biofuels made from plants and trees, which release CO2 into the atmosphere that is then broken down and recycled back to the earth. These products are carbon neutral.
- SOURCEOld carbon is derived from fossil fuels trapped in the earth millions of years ago. New carbon recycles from plants and trees to the air and back without increasing the atmospheric carbon level.
- METHODOld carbon methods include the extraction of petroleum from fossil fuels by drilling. Trees and plants are grown and harvested to create biomass for new carbon.
- SUPPLY & PRODUCTSOld carbon products derived from petroleum are used to create plastics and other non-renewable products. New carbon biomass is used to create pulp for bioplastics and other biomaterials.
- DISPOSALOld carbon, non-renewable materials often do not break down and end up in landfills or are incinerated, further increasing CO2 emissions. New carbon biomass breaks down naturally through composting.