Firm Raises $1M Seed Round to Scale Biochar Carbon Removal in Kenya

Nov 15, 2023

Climate tech company Bio-Logical has raised a $1m seed round to scale up its operations in Kenya, facilitating its mission to build climate-resilient communities of smallholder farmers around the world.

The funding round, led by the Steyn Group and Angel Investors Rob Konterman, Luke Calcott-Stevens and Jochem Wieringa, will go towards the development of Bio-Logical’s first Kenya site producing biochar. It will also pave the way for the company’s expansion throughout the region which will help it support 1 million smallholders and sequester 1 million metric tons of CO2 annually by 2030.

Smallholder farmers are facing a dire outlook with faltering harvests, increasingly extreme weather and skyrocketing fertilizer prices becoming increasingly common due to climate change. Bio-Logical addresses this challenge through a circular economy, transforming waste into biochar, a super material that sequesters carbon for millennia and regenerates degraded soil. Their biochar is then incorporated into an organic fertilizer which is distributed to smallholder farmers in the region, regenerating land, increasing crop drought resistance, and boosting yields by over 50%.

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