Meet The Founders
Carba's carbon dioxide removal process is the culmination of Dr. Andrew Jones and Prof. Paul Daunhauer's 30+ years of shared passion for alternative energy, catalysis, and innovation. Utilizing advances in modeling, design, and monitoring equipment, the team has developed a modular reactor system that improves performance, efficiency and reduces cost. Our Biomass Torrefaction and Burial™ (BTB™) process is the most efficient use of biomass for carbon sequestration and reduces costs to improve scalability.
Andrew Jones, PhD
CEO and Co-founder
Andrew is an entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, and energy enthusiast. 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 Astronaut Scholar, R&D100, NSF Graduate Fellow, 35 and Under Young Entrepreneur Award, and MN Cup Energy/Clean Tech winner. He holds five patents.
Prof. Paul Dauenhauer
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.
TECHNOLOGY + NATURE
Our approach is backed by world-class science and is verifiable. Our solid carbon product is tangible, measurable, and permanent. Check out our paper here.
Go big or go home
Low volume carbon dioxide removal (CDR) won't get us there. That is why we have 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!