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Climate startup Arbonics raises €1.8m pre-seed funding from Taavet Hinrikus and Plural

Arbonics, a new climate tech start-up, has raised €1.8 million in a pre-seed round from Taavet Hinrikus with Plural to spearhead the development of its data- and science-driven tool that aims to make calculating the potential carbon income of land and forests quicker and easier for landowners in Europe.

Founded by Kristjan Lepik and Lisett Luik in early 2022, Arbonics enables nature-based solutions to fight climate change, focusing particularly on forestry. By transforming how landowners analyse and calculate their carbon sequestration potential – the process of capturing, securing and long-term storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – Arbonics will unlock new income sources for forests and landowners, whilst improving the voluntary carbon market. 

Arbonics will make it easier for landowners to analyse and calculate the ability of their land to absorb carbon. It takes less than one minute for the platform to analyse the carbon opportunity of a given area of land or forest, using a dozen data sources combined with the team’s forest expertise. It can carry out analysis of unused land and also provides a custom solution for existing forests which generates carbon credits through adapted forest management practices.

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