CARBON REMOVAL

FOR A LIVEABLE PLANET

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation and thus has to be solved urgently. We are inspired by the beauty of this planet. It is the only one we have.

Our vision is to sequester 1 GT of CO2 while regenerating tropical soils in order to create a liveable planet with nutritious food and healthy ecosystems for future generations.

We remove CARBON with natural ROCK POWDER

Permanent

Carbon will be locked away for 1000+ years

Scalable

No additional infrastructure and high-tech machinery necessary

Safe

No negative side effects to the environment

carbon removal rock weathering

Enhanced rock weathering

Throughout the earth’s history, most of our atmospheric carbon dioxide has been removed through the weathering of silicate rocks. Silicate rock reacts with water and CO2 and as a result, dissolved bicarbonates are produced. Eventually, they wash away through rivers into the oceans where they form carbon-rich sediments.

We at InPlanet accelerate this natural carbon removal process by distributing rock powder on agricultural land in the tropics because there its weathering potential is the highest. Besides its carbon removal ability, enhanced weathering regenerates tropical soils and fertilizes crops. This also allows farmers to reduce the input of limestone, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. Therefore our projects also contribute to more sustainable farming.

Enhanced Rock Weathering

Throughout earth’s history, most of our atmospheric carbon dioxide has been removed through the weathering of silicate rocks. When silicate rock reacts with water and CO2, dissolved bicarbonates are produced and washed into the oceans where they form carbon rich sediments…

We at Inplanet accelerate this natural carbon removal process by distributing rock powder on agricultural land in the tropics, where its weathering potential is the highest. Besides removing carbon, enhanced weathering regenerates tropical soils, fertilises crops and allows the farmers to reduce the input of limestone, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.

How it works

Farmers

We enable farmers in the tropics to use natural rock powders from local mines instead of limestone, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

Companies

We sell Carbon Removal Credits for every tonne of carbon sequestered and in that way can help companies to achieve their Net-Zero commitments.

Co-Benefits

Soils are regenerated as a result of the nutrient addition from the fresh rock minerals. Thereby we support the restoration of ecosystems and the production of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Additionality

The access to Carbon Finance is crucial, because the farmers could not afford to replace synthetic chemicals with natural rock powders by themselves.

Field research

InPlanet raises € 1.2M in pre-seed round for Enhanced Rock Weathering in the tropics

Press ReleaseInPlanet recently closed an oversubscribed € 1.2M pre-seed round from leading impact and climate investors. The startup, previously in stealth, is using Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW)...

An Enhanced Weathering research trip to build strong, global partnerships

At the beginning of December, our Research Lead Dr. Philipp Swoboda made an Enhanced Weathering research trip. On this trip, he visited a company and talked to researchers working in the fields of...

The Additionality of Enhanced Weathering in Brazil

Brazil is a special country when it comes to the use of rock powders in agriculture. It has a unique legislation and already is the global leader in Enhanced Weathering, without even knowing it. We...

Quantifying Enhanced Rock Weathering

Today our Head of Science, Dr. Elisabete T. Pedrosa shares some of the challenges of quantifying enhanced rock weathering in tropical soils and where the scientific community stands at the moment....

Fertilizing with silicate rock powder in Brazil

In this week's blog post we unravel some of the mysteries out there regarding the impact on yield and the reduction of conventional farming inputs after the use of silicate rock powders as...

On the ground in Brazil, ready to make enhanced weathering happening

After a little break in our blog we are now back with news regarding the next steps to scale enhanced weathering in Brazil. First of all, as you might have noticed in our URL (www.inplanet.earth),...

The challenges of EW experiments in the field – a signal in the haystack

Enhanced weathering (EW) of silicate minerals releases essential elements and sequesters CO2 dissolved in rainwater as inorganic carbon (principally bicarbonate (HCO3-)), which is transferred and...

Why Brazil will soon be leading in enhanced weathering?

In their quite handy summary of the latest IPCC report, counteract presents a great overview of how carbon dioxide removal was discussed in the context of the paper. Check it out here. Overall it is...

Seeding a forest with 1t of rock powder, a pinch of charcoal and 300kg of native seeds

Just before heading back to the city after one and a half months on the farm of PRETATERRA, we had the honor to participate in a second pilot project: Seeding a forest - Watch the video here! On...
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