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Jason Aramburu

Jason Aramburu
re:char

Organization: re:char

What is re:char?

Biochar: a carbon-negative soil amendment to grow more food and fight climate change.

THE PROBLEM

Billions of people worldwide rely on agriculture for income, but face the triple challenge of soil degradation, climate change and food insecurity. Without innovative agricultural technologies, our growing and warming planet will be unable to feed itself.

THE INNOVATION

re:char’s technology allows farmers worldwide to convert their waste into biochar, a carbon-negative soil amendment that can boost crop yield up to 200%. Biochar has been demonstrated to offset up to 12% of CO2 emissions each year. With this technology, all producers—from subsistence farmers to organic gardeners—can grow more food and fight global climate change.

“We have improved the lives and yields of subsistence farmers in Kenya and organic growers in the US through biochar products.” – Jason Aramburu, Founder and CEO of re:char

THE VISION

re:char will develop a suite of carbon-negative products that allow users to grow more food with fewer inputs and to sequester carbon.

“Our vision is to use our knowledge — which combines the best of both ancient process and modern technology — to achieve a systems win: more food, more sequestered carbon and less waste. This is as important in the developing world as in the developed world. We are dedicated to both. – Jason Aramburu, Founder and CEO of re:char

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Innovator News

September 21, 2012

The guys at Re-Char, a small startup that makes carbon-negative products, were faced with a problem. They wanted to ship products to Kenya, but the options available were wasteful, costly, and not nearly as efficient as simply manufacturing near to the customers. To do it, in a place with little industry or infrastructure, Re-Char designed something new—a fully functioning, off-the-grid factory inside a shipping container. ...