Sub-Saharan Africa has the greatest bioenergy potential in the world.
Largely overlooked, bioenergy is just 3% of the continents energy mix.
Hundreds of millions of tons of biomass waste produced annually go unused, and with them invaluable opportunities to avoid their CO2 emissions, generate carbon negative renewable energy, permanently removal CO2, and create bio-based circular economies.
FACET sees innovative use of biomass waste as the most powerful tool to:
Every decision we make, every action we take, is thoughtfully designed to optimize carbon impact & maximize ROI, which we measure in financial return; climate, environmental & social impact; and local community benefits.
Our Complete Climate Solutions Energy EcoSystems are carbon management triple threats designed to:
We need to remove 10 Gigatons of CO2 a year from now to 2050: 20 Gigatons of CO2 a year thereafter. Current CDR capacity stands at 0.026% of our target.
At no time in history has an industry this size been built in just three decades. However, growth on this timeline is "a necessity, not an option." Swiss Re
We see it as a tremendous opportunity for African farmers, rural communities, entrepreneurs, and economies to prosper
“Converting biomass into fuels with simultaneous capture of the process CO2 emissions holds the greatest potential for negative emissions.”
Getting to Neutral
Bioenergy must grow 14% a year for the world to meet Net Zero by 2050.
International Renewable Energy Agency
"Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) must grow by a factor of 1 Million to the size of the oil & gas industry" by 2050.
Biodiversity, healthy soils, intact & restored natural landscapes, and vibrant ecosystems provide vital carbon removal, ecosystem services, and climate adaptations critical to global Net Zero, Just Transition & Sustainable Development Goals.
While we see biodiversity's and natural capital's intrinsic value, the world has finally woken up to their staggering economic value.
Biodiversity generates $150 Trillion in annual economic value - Double Global GDP
Integrating carbon negative bioenergy production with biochar CDR & biochar application to soils to support the growth of soil health replenishment, climate smart agriculture, degraded landscape restoration, biodiversity preservation, ecosystem conservation and invigorate the CDR capacity of these natural capital systems creates a pathway to: