Carbo Culture: Adapting indigenous techniques to remove and store CO2

Henrietta Moon © Carbo Culture

By turning biomass into biochar, the startup’s technology locks carbon into a stable, solid form, with a storage life of over 2,000 years

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Helsinki-based Carbo Culture has re-purposed the ancient Amazonian soil improvement technology of biochar to draw down carbon for thousands of years. Building on scientific research and a small hardware device built to perform carbon sequestration in the 2010s, Carbo Culture, which acquired the license to convert biomass to biochar, is now scaling this technology.The nascent carbon removal segment is predicted to be worth $5.6bn in 2026, though it is growing rapidly year-on-year, with a predicted CAGR of 35% from 2018. Carbon saving and replacement startups are common across ecosystems, but th...
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