HiveMind is the Only Company to Successfully Sequester CO2 & N2O in the Field Using Natural Agents
The original HiveMind program was focused on mitigating the urban heat island effect. But one of our founding partners wondered if it was possible to mitigate CO2 emissions using a blend of mycelium species. We developed a protocol based on the ground-breaking work of mycologist Paul Stamets.
We received a series of small grants to test a pilot in Chicago. Over the next five years, we discovered three results:
1.) The mycelium not only helped the plants sequester more CO2, but 40% of the plant’s carbon stayed in the mycelium matrix in the soil even after the plant died.
2.) The mycelium also outcompeted N2O producing microbes. That’s significant because N2O has 298 times the heat-trapping capacity of CO2.
3.) The plants thrived through drought, pollution, and heatwaves more successfully than non-inoculated plants, thus increasing oxygen production.
HiveMind is working with Shell Oil, and many other fortune two hundred companies to sequester over 100 million metric tons of CO2e. We developed a mycelium inoculated green roof for Shell’s gas stations in London, and we are working with non-profits in Thailand to preserve Mangrove swamps that sequester massive amounts of CO2. At the same time, our company promotes biodiversity and provides income for women.
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