BioCarbon Engineering: Planting 1 billions trees in 1 year

An approach to counter large-scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation

The Problem

Between 2002 and 2012, 2.3 million square kilometers of forests around the world were cut down. Of all the forests that originally covered Earth, only 38% remain. Most efforts to replant our Earth’s trees have been done by hand. But hand-planting is slow and expensive, and leads to low uptake rates.

The Solution

BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones to quickly and systematically populate our planet with trees - as many as 1 billion per year. They will use drones to map areas for optimal planting and then drop “seedpods” that they can plant much faster than humans. By equipping their drones with their advanced mapping technology, BioCarbon Engineering is also able to understand planting patterns, landscape design, and appropriate timing for planting.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

Shared Nation would fund BioCarbon Engineering.

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