Varaha Launches Enhanced Rock Weathering Program For The Global South

Varaha Launches Enhanced Rock Weathering Program For The Global South - Carbon Herald

Indian carbon project developer Varaha has announced the successful launch of and funding for its dedicated enhanced rock weathering (ERW) program.

Varaha is one of India’s major regenerative agriculture and carbon removal project developers, specializing in generating carbon credits from nature-based solutions. 

Relevant: Varaha Raises $8.7M In Series A To Boost Sustainable Agriculture In Asia And Africa

So far, the company has succeeded in deploying more than 6,000 metric tons of sustainable rock powder (less than 150 micron particle size), which permanently removes CO2 from the air. 

The program helps educate smallholder farmers in the Global South, and aims to raise awareness among the general population about the benefits of this particular carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approach. 

Namely, Varaha is currently working on producing a solid body of evidence through the collection of thousands of soil samples and the conduction of tests that will prove the effectiveness of enhanced rock weathering.

Relevant: “We Create A Natural Capital Asset Business, Achieving Carbon Removal, As Well As Soil Fertility, Biodiversity and Community Benefits,” Madhur Jain, CEO Varaha

To further support these efforts, the company has secured dedicated funding for its program, which will help scale it up to 250,000 tons of rock powder deployment by the end of the year. 

Earlier this year, Varaha raised $8.7 million in a Series A funding round led by RTP Global with contributions from returning investors Omnivore and Orios – an investment that is going towards further enhancing Varaha’s tech and science capabilities and expanding the company’s operations to new geographies in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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