Karen Siepen has been involved in the charcoal manufacturing industry since 2005.
Under her leadership, the business has grown to be a leading force in the manufacture of Charcoal-Carbon for heating and cooking, and in recent times has expanded production into agriculture, horticulture and water purification.
Renewable Carbon Resources Australia (RCRA) is an Australian owned and operated business producing Queensland manufactured Charcoal-Carbon (Biochar) products.
The RCRA Charcoal-Carbon manufacturing plant is located near Charleville, in Central Western Queensland and the carbon products manufactured there are distributed all over Australia.
Charcoal-Carbon is charcoal manufactured specifically to hold a maximum amount of carbon within its structure.
Carbon is a building block of life, and carbon found within the soil is an important contributor to the growth of healthy plants.
Carbon also assists in retaining water and sequesters carbon dioxide that would otherwise be released into the air.
RCRA products assist in reducing greenhouse emissions to the atmosphere by trapping the carbon in the charcoal.
There is another way RCRA aides the environment: by removing the feed source from termites, RCRA is helping to reduce methane emissions as well.