Member - Carbo Culture

Sequestering carbon by rapidly converting biomass waste into high functionality biocarbons.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2016
Company Size 4
Member Type
Founders Henrietta Kekäläinen, Christopher Carstens
Headquarters San Mateo, CA 94402, USA
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Carbo Culture


Carbo Culture is increasing natural carbon sequestration into soil by 50x with our biocarbons. We’re utilising our novel proprietary technology - a modular carbonisation reactor enabling us to rapidly convert biomass waste into a high purity functional carbon on-site. The resulting biocarbons remain stable for decades, keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere. We put these biocarbons to use in environmental remediation, advanced materials - and especially - for healing the soil. We have successfully shifted from scientific research to a pre-commercial startup in testing phase with customers on multiple fronts. We successfully scaled up production capacity by 8x in 2019.
Headquarters San Mateo, CA 94402, USA

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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