Committed to Delivering

Reduced Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Established in 2009 with a mission to develop an activated carbon processing system, Carbon Black Global has developed a patented system in 2014, and additional patents have been developed since this original patent. The company established its first operating plant and research center in Dunlap, Tennessee, in 2015. Since that time, Carbon Black Global has continued to conduct research into the viability of transforming a variety of carbon-based products into carbon and synthetic gas.

Today, Carbon Black Global is committed to work with all industries to determine if their waste materials can be processed with our system to produce a revenue stream rather than a cost stream, and from an environmental aspect, reduce greenhouse gases and generate renewable energy.


Apparatus and Method for Producing Activated Carbon: US Patent No. 8,715,582

Process to Produce an Engineered Carbon: US Utility Patent Pending
International - patent applications filed in Australia, China, India, and at the European Patent Office

Reactor for the Advanced Thermal Chemical Conversion processing of Municipal Solid Waste: US Patent No. 11,098,251 B2
International - patent applications filed in Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Russia, China, India, South Africa, and at the European Patent Office


Johannes Ziebarth

Johannes Ziebarth

President and CEO

With more than 29 years of experience with electrical infrastructure projects, more than 15 years of which were as a senior executive, Johannes Ziebarth is intimately familiar with the processes that must be in place to ensure the success of new businesses, established organizations, and major construction programs. Johannes has served on the executive team of several successful businesses, and on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, the Board of Directors of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), the Board of Directors of the Electrical Trade Bargaining Agency, and the Board of Directors of Pillar 5 Pharmaceuticals. He has participated in a number of startup companies as an angel investor, as part of a consortium of investors, and in advisory and board positions.

Vincent Harkins

Vincent Harkins

Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Harkins has 32 years of experience with ALCOA managing global business units specializing in building and construction. He has worked in finance, general management, and project management, and he has extensive experience in exporting. During his career, he has been involved in several startup businesses, established design offices globally, and created new business in foreign markets.

Vincent holds a BBA in Accounting from James Madison University in Virginia.

Earl R. Decker

Earl R. Decker

Vice President of Research and Development

Earl R. Decker brings 27 years of management, design, and engineering experience to the Carbon Black Global team. He is the original developer of the system and patent. Earl was trained in the fundamentals of heat treating in his family business, which provided him with skilled management practices and many practical applications. During his career, he has managed a business that marketed trenchless technology and innovative robotic repairs of city infrastructures. He also has extensive experience in the construction industry.

One application for our processing systems is to produce Activated Carbon from select feedstocks.

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