Australian software platform FLINTpro which measures greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon removal in the land sector has relocated to the USA and has appointed Tina Morris as chief executive, Australian online newspaper The Fifth Estate reported.
The move comes after a recently completed US$9 million Series A funding round, announced by the company in mid-May.
FLINTpro offers scientific models using geospatial maps and remote sensing data to companies so that they can measure their emissions in five types of land uses – agriculture, forests, grasslands, coastal land, and soils.
Clients can either use their own data or work with preloaded data sourced from providers of remote satellite imagery, and they can use Application Programming Interfaces (API) to integrate the data into their existing software platforms.
Originally named Mullion Group, the company was established in 2014 by renowned climate scientist Dr Rob Waterworth in Canberra, the capital of Australia.
FLINTpro has now opened a new headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado to chase opportunities in the corporate, financial and government sectors, as they look to respond to the emissions reduction targets of the USA under the Paris Agreement, according to the newly appointed CEO.
“We’re very excited to bring this transparent credible technology into the US – a well-integrated technology that can help companies measure their impact and their change,” Morris, who was formerly COO at S&P Global Ratings, said in an interview for The Fifth Estate.
She added that the company sees a great opportunity to influence the US market and eventually the United Kingdom and Europe as these markets are having the greatest pace of change, with large global corporates that need credible transparency as they plan to do net zero projects.
According to Morris, FLINTpro will also target asset managers and financial institutions looking to measure the carbon footprint of their assets and participate in carbon offset projects.
The company’s founder Dr Waterworth, who is an expert reviewer for the UN Framework Committee on Climate Change, will continue working in Canberra together with a team of researchers to develop scientific models for the platform.