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Climate Tech Startup Bio-Logical Secures $1M Funding for Carbon Removal and Resilient Farming Expansion in Kenya

by Agritech Digest
Bio-Logical Carbon Team
  • Bio-Logical has successfully raised $1 million in a seed funding round led by Steyn Group and supported by angel investors. 
  • The funds will be used to develop the company’s first site in Kenya, marking a significant step towards expanding its operations in the region.
  • Bio-Logical addresses climate change by creating climate-resilient communities of smallholder farmers globally.

Bio-Logical, a climate tech startup, has secured $1 million in a seed funding round to scale its operations in Kenya. The funding round was led by investment platform, Steyn Group, alongside angel investors Rob Konterman, Luke Calcott-Stevens, and Jochem Wieringa.

Bio-Logical combats climate change through carbon removal initiatives. The startup builds climate-resilient communities of smallholder farmers around the world. Bio-Logical creates a circular economy where waste is converted into biochar, a supermaterial that sequesters carbon for millennia and regenerates degraded soil. The biochar is then incorporated into an organic fertiliser which is distributed to smallholder farmers in the region. This, in turn, reduces the effect of climate change as land is regenerated, and crop drought resistance is increased. As a result, smallholder farmer yields are increased by over 50%.

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“Bio-Logical was founded on the belief that smallholder farmers should not suffer at the hands of a climate crisis they have played no part in. At present, soil degradation and changing weather patterns due to climate change are directly threatening the livelihoods of 500 million smallholder farmers around the world,” says Rory Buckworth, a co-founder of the startup.

The funding generated will be utilised for the development of the company’s first site in Kenya, which will open the way for more expansion in the region. The company posits to support 1 million smallholders and sequester 1 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030. The Kenya site is envisioned to be the largest biochar production facility in Africa, transforming over 30,000 tonnes of agricultural waste a year into biochar, sequestering 25,000 tonnes of CO2.

This process will generate carbon credits, the revenue from which will be used to subsidise its resilience-building fertiliser for smallholder farmers, boosting yields, and reducing fertiliser costs. Co-founder, Philip Hunter, shares, “We believe carbon credits should do more than simply remove carbon from the atmosphere and instead should be used to build the resilience of climate-vulnerable communities.”

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