• Frequently asked questions

    We get a lot of questions about our business at BioCarbon Engineering. Here are some frequently asked ones:

    Do you plant saplings or seedlings?

    We presently only plant seeds. We do this via two methods: spreading (tree-mimicking natural distribution) and our proprietary precision deployed seedpods for use in wetland environments.

    How big are your drones?

    They’re about 2 meters across in their X-configuration and carry 10kg of payload.

    Can I buy a drone?

    At the moment we are not selling our drones, however if you have any particular projects in mind to utilize our technology, please fill out the sales link with details. The more detailed you are the easier it is for us to work out a solution with you.

    Can I be a franchisee or supplier of your drones in my country?

    At the moment we are not offering franchise options, however if you have any particular projects in mind to utilise our technology, please fill out the “Register Your Project” link with details. The more detailed you are the easier it is for us to work out a solution with you.

    Who do you partner with?

    We provide ecosystem restoration services, including planting and data acquisition & analysis, to project management organisations (PMOs). We look to partner with PMOs that have deep local knowledge, strong reputations for delivering positive restoration outcomes, and a demonstrated commitment to the communities in which they operate. PMOs are defined broadly to include private companies, environmental NGOs, local, regional & national governments, intergovernmental agencies, and carbon credit project

    Can you plant my garden?

    Inside the UK, we are interested in work greater than 5 ha and in eastern Australia, the minimum project size is 20 ha. Outside of these areas, the minimum size job is 100 ha.

    How big an area can you cover in a day?

    A single drone can cover a hectare in roughly 15 minutes, however this varies greatly depending on the amount of trees required per hectare and the species that are desired.

    What services do you provide?

    Mapping, direct seeding, and precision pod planting.

    What applications are there for your technology?

    • Re-greening
    • Re-wilding
    • Carbon credits
    • Mangroves
    • Peatlands
    • Wetlands
    • Difficult to access areas

    Do you supply the funding?

    We perform the planting, data acquisition and data processing for ecosystem restoration projects. We do not supply funding and are commonly brought in as contractors by a restoration project management organisation, including for restoration projects being undertaken by private companies, environmental NGOs, local, regional & national governments, and carbon credit project managers.

    Will you hire me?

    We are currently hiring and the roles we are looking for can be found in LinkedIn. However, if you cannot find a job that suits you, feel free to e-mail jobs@biocarbon.io with your CV and a description of your desired role.

    Where do you operate?

    We have active operations in the UK, Australia, and Myanmar.

    What species can you plant?

    We have planted 38 species across Australia, Myanmar and the UK in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical environments. These include orthodox, intermediate and recalcitrant seeds. We are always adding more qualified species to our list.

    Do you plant native species?

    We work with local experts to identify species native, or at least appropriate, to the area being restored. We collect and plant local seeds as much as possible. This is specifically to ensure we have a positive environmental impact.

    Do you plant monocrops?

    We plant a large range of different species, including in mixed groups. As we are an ecosystem restoration company first and foremost, we look to help restore an ecosystem to its original level of diversity.

    What’s in your seedpod?

    Our pods are made of biodegradable plastic which is tailored to the local environment. The pod also includes nutrients and other materials to enhance growth and survival rates.

    What is your seedpod made from?

    Our pod material is made of biodegradable plastic. It is environmentally friendly and is CEN EN 13432:2000 compliant.

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