Absorbing 1.8 gigatonnes of CO2 per year

Our Mission

At 1point8 we develop technologies that have the potential to absorb  CO2 on a gigatonne scale.

The world needs negative CO2 emissions

According to the IPCC, five to ten gigatonnes of carbon negative emissions are needed by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. For current technologies it is unfeasible to absorb atmospheric CO2 at gigatonne scale because they either require huge land areas, electric energy or infrastructure.

Source: IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

A scalable solution for CO2 removal

Biochar from biomass waste has the potential to sequester 1.8Gt of CO2 per year. By pyrolyzing biomass, we produce certifiable biochar, which reliably stores the carbon for several hundred years. By a novel pyrolysis reactor design, we can drastically reduce complexity and production costs by a factor of 20. The system can operate fully automatic at the site of the biomass waste source. To reduce maintenance and operation cost the decentralized pyrolysis plants will be monitored remotely.

Latin America has great potential for biomass waste

In Latin America, 300 million tons of biomass waste are generated each year that can be used to produce biochar. We will be one of the first suppliers of biochar-based carbon credits in Latin America, where there is less competition for biomass waste. We have established a vast network of biomass waste suppliers in Costa Rica.

The Team

Joachim Sturm

Co-founder and CTO

Sofía Ramírez

Co-founder and CEO

Tim Simon Klose

Co-founder and COO

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