Welcome to our February Newsletter!
Great to have you on board our mission to sequester gigatons of CO₂ with natural
rock powder! 💚🪨
We have been selected by Frontier Climate!
After an extensive application process with tough competition, Frontier, consisting of McKinsey, Stripe, Meta, Alphabet, and Shopify, finally announced that we were selected to remove a substantial amount of carbon from the air.
The project involves spreading 8.000 tons of rock powder in 2023 and generating unique scientific data on the weathering progress in the tropics. Our COO Niklas is currently visiting farmers and taking soil samples to pick the optimal areas.
Frontier is an Advanced Market Commitment that connects leading climate researchers with start-up companies and corporates to speed up the development of high-quality carbon removal technologies.
Jairo from Bebedouro, SP, taking soil samples
Discussing CO₂ concentration in tropical soils
José on his farm with soy and pasture in Corumbataí, SP
We closed our pre-seed round of €1.2M
We successfully closed our pre-seed investment round of € 1.2 Million and excited to welcome our new investors on our journey. Together we will work together on a livable planet with nutritious food and healthy ecosystems!
“We are thankful for the support of our pre-seed investors and excited to use the funding to grow our current team. In 2023, we plan to spread 50.000 tons of rock powder to remove 10.000 tons of CO2. This will allow us to generate unique and scientifically valuable data to understand the weathering process in the tropics even better”. Felix Harteneck, CEO and Co-Founder
Enhanced Rock Weathering Nerd Alert!
Brain food and latest research results related to Enhanced Rock Weathering
Soil structure and microbiome functions in agro-ecosystems
Hartman, M. & Six, J. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 4 (4–18), (2023)
How temperature-dependent silicate weathering acts as Earth’s geological thermostat
Brantley, S.L. et al. Science, 379, 6630 (382-389), (2023)
Frontier’s launched its knowledge-gap database for researchers and entrepreneurs working on novel removal solutions
New team members in Germany and Brazil
Rudson is our Country Manager for Brazil. He is from Piauí, in the Northeast of Brazil. With his experience as a lawyer and his knowledge of the Brazilian market, he is of great importance for our local operations.
“Working for InPlanet lets me honor my ancestors by fighting for a balanced planet and leaving a legacy of hope and action for my two children.”
Roos de Bruijn
Roos is working as a Business Developer. She is responsible for sales and building partner relationships. She is Dutch, but lives in Berlin, where you can find her working in the local Impact Hub.
“Through InPlanet I can offer customers a very valuable solution, while also having a positive effect on the planet and the farmers’ economic position.”
We are looking for a Soil Scientist and an Earth Science Model & Data Analyst to further advance our MRV for Enhance Rock Weathering in the tropics.
Stay tuned for more! 🚀
On behalf of our founders,
Felix & Nik
Munich (BY), Germany
Piracicaba (SP), Brazil