Living Carbon

Living Carbon is engineering plants to capture and store more carbon.

Why we invested

Trees are one of the least expensive, most widely applicable solutions we can deploy to reduce atmospheric carbon in the near term. Living Carbon thoughtfully plants photosynthesis-enhanced trees that grow and sequester carbon 30%+ faster and can even grow in areas of extreme environmental degradation. As a high-fidelity forest option, Living Carbon’s trees are especially attractive to the large and growing carbon offset market.

Why this work matters

Throughout the Earth’s history, plants have been naturally responsible for massive-scale carbon drawdown. Living Carbon’s goal is to rebalance the Earth’s carbon cycle using the power of plants. We have developed the world’s first photosynthesis-enhanced tree for accelerated carbon removal, and our long-term plan is to develop a wide array of plant biotechnologies designed for this purpose.