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The Story of Carba

Founded on a shared vision by Dr. Andrew Jones and Prof. Paul Daunhauer, Carba's journey is fueled by over three decades of dedication to alternative energy and catalytic innovation.


Andrew Jones, PhD

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CEO and Co-founder

Andrew is an entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, and inventor. Before founding Carba, Andrew started and built Activated Research Company (ARC), an innovation firm that develops analytical technology for scientists. ARC’s portfolio of products includes a novel NSF-funded detector for pharmaceutical drug development, world-leading technology for CO2 measurement, and tools for analyzing biofuels.


He and his work have been the recipient of several awards including the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence, Astronaut Scholarship, R&D100, NSF Graduate Fellow, 35 and Under Young Entrepreneur Award, and MN Cup Energy/Clean Tech winner. He holds five patents. 


Linda Hofflander

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Head of Strategy & Growth
and Co-founder

Linda is a highly accomplished business strategist and experienced executive who is responsible for spearheading growth and fostering partnerships.


Before joining Carba, she held significant roles at other companies, including Vice President of Strategy, Global Channels, and Alliances at Activated Research Company (ARC), Chief Strategy Officer at Skykit, and Director of Vertical Business Solutions at Samsung Electronics.


Linda is renowned for her ability to revamp businesses through strategic thinking, strong leadership, and an unwavering focus on growth prospects. With her extensive experience spanning different industries, she plays a pivotal role in driving Carba's success.


Prof. Paul Dauenhauer

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Senior Advisor and Co-founder

Paul is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a MacArthur Fellow. His research focuses on developing new technologies for converting biomass materials derived from organic, renewable sources into the chemical building blocks of products that are currently sourced from fossil fuels.


With expertise that spans reaction chemistry (specific chemical transformations) and catalysis engineering (accelerating reactions), Dauenhauer is opening new pathways for mitigating the environmental impacts of commodity chemicals.  

Go In-Depth with Our Founders

We Go Big. And
Size Does Matter.

A Gigatonne by 2035.

We are focused on only low-energy technology that removes carbon permanently and scales exponentially.

We plan to capture and sequester a gigatonne of carbon per year by 2035 to make a meaningful dent in the carbon surplus.


Join us in our fight to prevent the worst effects of climate change!

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