Our Story

The founding team became friends in 2015 sharing a passion for sustainability, agriculture, technology and the outdoors. After varied careers working in NGOs, sustainable construction and bamboo planting across Africa, India and Sri Lanka, COVID brought them together again with a joint ambition to take action.

They first entered Stockholm’s ClimateTech scene after joining STING’s Climate Action Accelerator and later moved into the wider European ecosystem joining EU Climate KIC’s first Carbon Removal Accelerator. They worked closely with Hans-Peter Schmidt and the European Biochar Certificate to develop the world’s first biochar carbon removal methodology for landowners in the tropics. 

 

Our Team

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Freddie

CEO & Co-founder

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Priya

COO & Co-founder

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Marc

CTO & Co-founder

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Fred

GLOBAL SUPPLY RELATIONS

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Eilidh

Supply Project coordinator

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Razim

SRI LANKA SUPPLY RELATIONS

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Murray

EMBEDDED SYSTEM ENGINEER

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Our Values

For
Planet

With biochar production we can tackle climate change, repair damaged soils and restore ecosystems.

For
People

We work in partnership with local communities to bring carbon finance to tropical regions.

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Carbon Removal

To keep the world within 1.5 degrees of global warming and to avoid global catastrophe – we now need to not only drastically reduce our emissions but also rapidly remove them too.

However, there is very little carbon removal today with less than 50,000 tonnes of CO2 removed in 2021. It’s estimated we need to remove 10% of Global GHG emissions by 2030, which is equal to 5 billion tonnes per year. Carbon removal needs to grow 100,000 times bigger. 

Planboo is a nature-based carbon removal company, using bamboo-the fastest growing plant in the world. Like all plants, through photosynthesis bamboo absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen into the atmosphere. Because it grows so fast, it’s carbon removal potential is huge. We develop projects in Sri Lanka with local partners and supply high quality and high integrity carbon removal credits for the carbon market.