Unlocking Carbon Removal Credits in Tropical Regions: Planboo’s Latest Funding Round and Its Transparent MRV Technology

Planboo Secured $1.1M in Funding to Expand Biochar Production Through MRV Technology

In 2020, Planboo, a carbon removal company, was founded with the goal of tracking and expanding biochar production in tropical regions. The company has recently reached a significant milestone by successfully raising over $1.1 million in its latest funding round, with support from investors such as Katapult, Silverstrand Capital, Rockstart, Imaginal Seeds, and 8+ Ventures. This funding reflects confidence in Planboo’s mission to unlock carbon removal credits from remote tropical regions.

Planboo’s approach involves using transparent digital MRV technology to monitor the entire biochar production process. This technology is adaptable to different types of kilns and biomass, making it easier for projects to be scaled up in various tropical locations simultaneously. The investment in Planboo reflects trust in the company’s ability to provide accurate and reliable data on biochar production and application.

Planboo’s digital Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (dMRV) tool facilitates remote tracking and auditing of biochar production and application on the ground. This tool saves time on tracking, minimizes human errors, and ensures transparency in the supply chain. Additionally, Planboo utilizes hardware in the form of an IoT Greenbox to automate data collection from biochar production, enabling real-time verification of carbon credits from any location.

Investors like Carl Strøm Walton from Katapult VC and Ann Goh from Imaginal Seeds have expressed optimism about Planboo’s potential in the Artisan Biochar space. They believe that Planboo’s MRV technologies will help decentralize biochar production processes and allow more farmers to benefit from the emerging biochar carbon credit market. With a mission to remove 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2050, Planboo is determined to be a leader in the biochar industry.

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