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SPOTLIGHT | Locking Carbon Away

19m | Jun 14, 2024

SPOTLIGHT | Locking Carbon Away –

Shrey Agarwal grew up in Darjeeling, where his family owns the Selim Hill Tea Estate. Last year, he graduated from the well-known Birla Institute of Technology and Science at Pilani, majoring in mechanical engineering and chemistry. He founded Alt Carbon to permanently remove 5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. He focuses on the Indian tea industry alone, using Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW), a geoengineering technique that speeds up the natural process of carbon removal from the atmosphere by applying crushed rock to soil. Editor Aravinda Anantharaman discusses his ambitions in this podcast.



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