Live at Techonomy (1/4)! Living Carbon: Maddie Hall
Recorded LIVE @Technonomy Climate! 🌳 treehuggers, 🍃 photorespiration, what metals have to do with trees, 🦜biodiversity, 🏕 the trillion trees initiative, and oh so much more!!
This is the first of four episodes we recorded live from the Techonomy Climate conference in Silicon Valley!
Join us as we dive into 🌳 treehuggers, 🍃 photorespiration, 🌎 transitioning from tradtech to climatetech, what metals have to do with trees, 🦜biodiversity, 🏕 the trillion trees initiative, and oh so much more!!
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🎧 New podcast episode:
“Our little portion of human history is small compared to all of the plant life this planet has seen.”
Living Carbon’s mission is to responsibly rebalance the planet’s carbon cycle using the inherent power of plants. Living Carbon is growing genetically modified poplars and pines capable of absorbing much more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than regular trees. Also, They grow faster and produce more durable wood than their natural counterparts. Prior to Living Carbon, Maddie worked on special projects at OpenAI and held various roles in venture capital and product management.
☕️ What we drank during the episode: Kahula + coffee
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[3:00] Drink of the show
[4:00] Maddie’s favorite tree
[6:40] Treehuggers and falling in love with trees + plants
[9:00] Transitioning from traditional tech to climate tech
[12:00] Living Carbon’s approach to reforestation
[14:00] How Maddie found her co-founder
[16:00] What metals have to do with biomass of trees
[19:30] What living carbon does
[21:00] C3 vs C4 plants
[25:00] Increasing thickness of bark to improve fire resistance
[26:00] Living carbon tree vs normal tree for reforestation
[28:45] Addressing concerns around genetically modified trees
[30:30] Biodiversity and partnering with landowners
[32:00] Trillion trees initiative
[36:00] Maddie’s government wishlist
[38:00] Carbon markets
[41:30] 3 books
[44:00] 3 startups
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