We ask ourselves how we can capture and create value from all that atmospheric carbon.
We face some big challenges
Homebuilding: We don't have enough materials.
Across the US, demand for housing exceeds availability by 4 million homes. Lumber and materials suppliers can't keep up.
Climate Change: We have too much atmospheric carbon.
The world must remove 10 gigatons of carbon per year to avert the worst climate impacts. Carbon capture approaches can't keep up - they are too expensive and/or require too much land.
Plantd turns atmospheric carbon into materials.
We manufacture low-price, high-performance building materials using ultra-strong, fast-growing plants that capture more carbon than trees.
By partnering with local farmers and selling to builders, we capture and sequester carbon in the floors, walls, and roofs of the places where we live, work, and play.
We're going after the XPRIZE
In April 2021, Elon Musk and the XPRIZE announced the $100M Gigaton Carbon Removal prize. The winning team must build a solution that removes 1,000 tons of atmospheric carbon and demonstrate how its solution is the most scalable and lowest cost plan to reach 1 gigaton per year - solving 10% of the world's climate challenge. The Plantd team has joined the competition.
"My team has really appreciated how easily we have been able to transition from co-working to small offices and now to a larger office space."