To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

His company, called Running Tide Technologies, plans to grow vast quantities of seaweed in drifting ocean mini-farms—farms that the company plans to sink to the bottom of the ocean. Colette Feehan, a marine ecologist at Montclair State University, who does not work with Running Tide Technologies, says that kelp is a no-brainer when it comes to carbon sequestration. “As a climate change mitigation strategy, there’s mounting evidence that this is a good approach. Over several months, the kelp absorbs carbon, growing longer and heavier until it sinks to the bottom, taking the stored carbon with it. Baske is Running Tide Technologies head of business development.

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