Carbon13 invests £1millon in Net Zero ventures to reduce emissions
Each of the ventures has the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes or more per annum, across sectors including agriculture, food waste, energy storage, materials, and renewable energy. Each venture aims at an even larger target for “total avoidable carbon” — the 10 million tonne figure is our threshold for investing—a substantial enough aim that the ventures are potential “carbon unicorns”.
Why Carbon13 is different
Our talent-first and mission-focused approach means that our cohort is significantly more experienced than comparable programmes; on average our founders have over 14 years’ experience.
At the end of November, the ventures will be showcased in a series of events in Cambridge and London, aiming to raise seed investment to take them to the next level.
A look at the Carbon13 ventures
Tierra is developing an all-purpose, gluten free and highly nutritious flour with potential for a carbon negative footprint due to its agroforestry provenance. Longer term the company is exploring alternative proteins and different target applications. By capturing carbon, regenerating land and restoring biodiversity, they will supply manufacturers, retailers and consumers with high quality, innovative, carbon-negative products that deliver tangible benefits to the planet and people. Tierra is already working with local communities across the Maya Rainforest in Guatemala, enabling them to adopt regenerative agriculture processes and grow a selection of highly nutritious indigenous plants for global markets.