In 2012, we, Stefan, Julian, and Jakob, met as new students at the BTU’s Environment and Resource Management program in pursuit of an answer to one fundamental question: What can we do to combat climate change and promote social sustainability on a global scale? Even beyond our studies, much of our lives have been guided by this one question, and now we have found an answer!
We are proud to announce our new joint venture, CQuest! After nearly 10 years of friendship and collaboration, we are joining forces again to start a company and to make a difference.
Climate change is happening, it’s bad, but we have the tools to mitigate its lasting effects. Among these tools are Nature-based Climate Solutions (NCS) which offset carbon emissions through natural biological processes and reduce the amount of C02 in the air while restoring degraded landscapes. Win-win-win.
Out of necessity, these projects are subject to very tight scrutiny, detailed monitoring guidelines, and costly verification requirements. This is where CQuest comes in. Using satellite imagery, and cutting edge machine learning and data processing algorithms, we aim to increase the productivity and the profitability of these NCS projects. Our technology will allow communities around the world to identify new potential project opportunities, manage existing projects more efficiently, and meet strict reporting requirements- all from the comfort of their desk.
NCS covers a wide range of project types, from forestry and sustainable grazing, to restoring mangroves and no-till agriculture. CQuest will focus on the growing interest and excitement around soil organic carbon. Soils hold the largest portion of active carbon on earth- more than all global vegetation and atmosphere combined!
We are thrilled about this new opportunity to build a business with a purpose, and humbled to join an industry that fights to improve the lives of individuals, communities, and the earth as a whole.
Reach out to us anytime if you are interested in learning more about what we are building! We look forward to hearing from you.