BioCarbon Engineering provides an integrated approach to scalable ecosystem restoration, combining automation with data driven intelligence.
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Lauren Fletcher, Founder & CEO
The idea of BioCarbon Engineering was formed in 2009 by Lauren Fletcher while he was at COP15 in Copenhagen. He is driven by a genuine concern about the state of our world: degrading climate, loss of natural environments, significant biodiversity losses, and a potential for global scale human suffering. He believes that emerging and exponential technologies, when appropriately applied, can solve global scale problems in ways that we have never been able to do before. He formally established the company in 2013 and formed the founding team in 2014.
BioCarbon Engineering has the ambition to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 through the use of drones. It has recently received a funding boost of US$2.5 million. The seed investment comes from SYSTEMIQ, a purpose-driven investment and advisory firm that aims to tackle economic system failures, and Parrot, the leading European drone group.
Every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed from natural and anthropogenic causes. Despite US$50 billion a year spent on replanting, there remains an annual net loss of 6 billion trees. Governments have made commitments to restore 350 million hectares of degraded land—equivalent to an area the size of India, which could accommodate around 300 billion trees—by 2030.