BLACK BULL BIOCHAR
Our Mission
We exist to rapidly scale greenhouse gas removal technologies by bringing together industry and agriculture on a pioneering platform that uses biochar to restore our environment, remove carbon and enrich our industrial and agricultural systems.
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OUR VISION
Reimagining the industry
BBB arose from the founders' shared view that greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies need to scale rapidly to combat climate change. Biochar is the frontrunning GGR technology in terms of energy and economic cost (and benefits for soil, climate and livestock), yet it has failed to scale commercially. We believe that the reason for failure boils down to the business model, not the technology. BBB is here to change that...

We see a future where suppliers and users of GGR technologies are connected through our easy-to-use online platform that allows biochar pioneers to buy, sell, learn and verify the impacts of their GGR solution. Once this system is established, our platform lays the foundation to allow multiple companies to integrate themselves into an international B2B GGR network.

BBB is the first spin-off from dss+, a global operations consulting firm with the purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future.
Alex Clarke, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Alex is a pragmatic entrepreneur committed to using digital innovation to enable climate change tackling solutions. He spun out BBB from dss+ in 2022 to build the platform and enable carbon removal on the gigatonne scale.

Alex has an R&D management background, formerly working for the UK’s independent scientific academy, the Royal Society managing projects on carbon capture & utilisation, green hydrogen and green ammonia. Since then, Alex has been in industry managing innovation projects funded by BEIS, UNCDF, Clasp, Factor-E, Shell Foundation, CDC, Mastercard and InnovateUK. Alex was awarded the Horner Foundation Scholarship for a double MSc in Sustainable Development & Energy from the University of St Andrews and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He also holds a BSc in Environmental Geoscience from Cardiff University.
Hamish Creber, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Hamish is an engaging and innovative biochar researcher dedicated to creating viable biochar systems in response to climate change. His goal – to support widescale industry adoption of biochar through system optimisation in agriculture and forestry.

Hamish is on the cusp of finishing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Forest Research. His work involves maintaining and assessing large scale biochar field trials and long-term experimental plots, researching the delivery of phosphorus through biochar amendment in forest establishment and developing life cycle analysis models for woodland creation and nursery tree production. Through collaboration with industry partners, Hamish has created a decision support system to optimise carbon storage potential and calculate the net zero year for woodland creation. Prior to his role at the University of Edinburgh, Hamish worked as a Forest Manager at Savills where he was responsible for managing and implementing publicly funded afforestation projects.
Adrien Koo, Full Stack Developer
Adrien is a forward-thinking full-stack developer specialized in everything digital and web-related. A polyvalent all-rounder with aesthetic sensibilities, he seeks to bridge the gap between the technical and creative aspects of modern technologies.  

After studying computer science at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Adrien co-founded Webpanda, a digital-agency based in his hometown of Geneva. In the last 6 years, he’s taken on numerous projects, ranging from websites and apps to mobile VR and AR camera filters. In 2020, he co-founded Weely, a SaaS marketing platform aimed at restaurants and small businesses, working with clients such as Dunkin Donuts, Philip Morris, and Holy Cow. Going forward, Adrien is set on building out the digital side of BBB, tackling modern problems with modern solutions.
Shefali Bagaria, Design Engineer
Shefali recently graduated as a design engineer from Imperial College London. She is passionate about using technology and innovation to develop new systems that tackle the climate crisis.  

Her engineering background and understanding of human-centred design enables her to act as a bridge between our farmers, software, and the biochar itself. Understanding the true impacts of biochar is important to her, and she is working closely with our research partners to develop data-driven methods of validating them. She is also a touchpoint for our users and stakeholders, and strives to keep their needs at the core of our product development.
Antonio Prezzavento, Project Manager
Antonio is an experienced and highly versatile professional, with many years of experience in technical and leadership roles from senior technical leadership to innovation leadership, project management and subcontract management. He has extensive experience on managing and delivering engineering solutions at technical and programmatic level.  

Aerospace engineering has dominated a large part of Antonio’s career so far, initially working for a digital flight instrument company and later for a major European aerospace company where he has been instrumental in the development of many key European space programs. In the middle of this journey a growing interest and concern for the environment triggered a slow but unstoppable drive for deploying his enthusiasm, skills and professional attitude towards a more impactful career. After completing a part-time Master in Sustainability a few years back, Antonio has been busy in several ventures and projects focused on environment and circular economy.
Megan Evans, Finance Manager
Meg is a conscientious and astute finance professional committed to scaling financial systems for small companies tackling the multifaceted environmental issues of the 21st century.  

After completing her degree in accounting & finance at Leeds University Meg went onto work in a diverse range of sectors such as financial software and estate management. Whilst working for BBB, Meg also works as Head of Finance at the London Beer Factory. She is on the cusp of completing her Chartered Institute of Management Accounting qualification (CIMA) and is helping BBB to integrate traditional financial models with climate finance, carbon accounting and new environmental taxation systems.