Best of Earth911 Podcast: Biodel Ag CEO Ben Cloud on Accelerating Soil Restoration With Sequester
Discover how our food production and even our yards and gardens can play a role in reducing CO2 levels. We’re joined by Ben Cloud, CEO of Biodel Ag Inc., a Maricopa, Arizona, company that recently introduced Sequester, a soil treatment that restores the soil’s ability to capture and hold CO2 that also promotes improved plant growth. Sequester is available for farming applications and for home use. A $12.81 8-ounce bottle of Sequester can be used to improve the carbon sequestration capability of up to 2,500 square feet of yards and gardens. It is produced using a blend of cyanobacteria — the source of much of the breathable oxygen on the planet. In addition to helping capture carbon, Sequester reputedly reduces water consumption, salinity, and nitrogen use by 30%.
Carbon dioxide is humanity’s most pressing problem. Since the dawn of the Industrial era about 250 years ago, humans have pumped more than 1.5 trillion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, warming the planet by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit and bringing on the climate crisis. In addition to reducing emissions to zero, we need to remove this CO2 to start to cool the planet back to the temperatures at which we and the rest of the species on the planet evolved. Biodel is raising $1.5 million in new funding on WeFunder. You can learn about Biodel Ag and Sequester at sequester.ag.
This podcast originally aired on October 31, 2022.