Henrietta Moon is the CEO and Co-founder of Carbo Culture, drawing down CO2 and storing it in a functional, stable form for thousands of years.
Originally from Finland, Henrietta speaks five languages and has lived in four countries. Her prior experience includes growing two organisations in edtech and she has been recognised by Bloomberg as a New Economy Catalyst.
What is the Challenge?
Rising temperatures due to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity. 51 billion is the amount of greenhouses gas, in tons, emitted globally each year, which we have to get down to net-zero by 2050. Around 7-8 of those billions will need to come from carbon capture, according to the IEA. That means that we need to move from carbon capture of thousands of tons, where we are today, to capturing several billions of tons of CO2 by 2050. Around half of the reduction capacity needed for 2050 is expected to come from new technologies that are currently at the demonstration or prototype phase. It is therefore critical to invest in new carbon capture technologies.
What is the Solution?
Carbo Culture has pioneered a process that captures the carbon in wood waste and agricultural waste and turns it into a stable charcoal called biocarbon. 1 ton of biocarbon prevents over 3 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and produces verified carbon credits.
While their pilot reactor can process 500 pounds of waste per hour, Carbo Culture’s system is scalable to any volume of waste stream and can be built anywhere there is waste to process. Waste already exists by the thousands of tons in centralized locations, eliminating the need for further emissions through transport.
Carbo Culture’s biochars are used in urban applications and namely in circulating carbon within a city: by converting green waste into carbons with an agile patented process, and redirecting the carbons into the soil, the city can grow a CO2 bank while extending their green infra survivability and life, and getting rid of the waste in an eco-friendly way.