Black Bear Carbon

Circular economy tech pioneer

Black Bear is a circular frontrunner which has developed a patented technology and process to upcycle tires into valuable carbon black (that’s the stuff that gives rubber its structure and makes everything in the world black: and that’s a lot of things).

Every year over 1.5 billion polluting end-of-life tires enter the global waste stream. Until now there has been no commercially viable and planetary sustainable solution: however, Black Bear is already harvesting and upcycling the carbon black from end-of-life tires to a quality level that exceeds that of the original product and the process is commercially viable without subsidies.

This Cradle-to-Cradle certified approach not only solves an important waste management problem but also massively reduces CO₂ emissions, preserving our planet and the environment. As an example, one Black Bear line saves more CO2 than one million trees can consume.

Scaling for massive CO2 reduction

“We have many years invested in developing our unique technology and it has a massive roll-out potential. Helmer and the team at Social IV have a deep commitment to a truly circular economy and their understanding of our technology and business model makes them a perfect partner to scale up Black Bear for world wide impact.”
– Martijn Lopes Cardozo, CEO of Black Bear

Social Impact Ventures is really excited to partner with Black Bear’s world class and super ambitious team to realize the promise of truly scalable and sustainable impact with the company’s proprietary, modular and proven technology.

For more company information, go here.

Impact Theme

  • Circular Solutions

SDG Alignment

  • #12 Responsible consumption and production