WHERE IT ALL BEGAIN
Circonomy was born from a shared passion and commitment between KK and Adrien, both driven by a deep desire to combat climate change and pave the way for a sustainable future that benefits both people and the planet. Their journey began with participation in a VC Accelerator Program, where they honed their vision and cultivated their shared purpose.
In December 2022, Circonomy emerged as the tangible realization of their unified mission, propelled by the same unwavering objective: to combat climate change while simultaneously empowering local communities and bolstering the resilience of our food security systems.
Our mission is to maximise social and environmental co-benefits to make meaningful and lasting change. We turn agricultural waste streams into valuable resources and carbon removal solutions, increasing farmers ' revenue, and regenerating soil in the tropics.
We are driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the environment and society.
Circonomy is committed to being transparent and accountable in its operations and communications.
We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership to achieve shared goals.
We care about the welfare of smallholder farmers and is working to help them improve their livelihoods.
We are committed to promoting sustainable agriculture and reducing waste through the use of biochar.
The 2 cofounders have experience as founder and employee in MNEs, with experience in Innovation, Software Development, Business Development, Strategy, Management.
Co-Founder & CEO
With more than 12 years experience in the energy sector, specializing in renewable solutions, Adrien firmly believes that the technologies, knowledge, and capital required to combat the Climate Crisis are mature but remain inaccessible to many.Driven by his passion for making a positive impact for next generations, he naturally gravitated towards the mission of sharing knowledge and empowering communities. This served as the catalyst for the birth of Circonomy, where sustainability, resource efficiency, and people take centre stage. He embarked on an entrepreneurial journey to support the scale-up of Biochar with a focus on trust and traceability.
Co-Founder & COO
KK moved to Singapore, to pursue Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) at National University of Singapore (NUS), with an objective - to harness the power of technology in order to address some of humanity 's most fundamental challenges/problems. This aspiration was fuelled by almost a decade of experience in software development and entrepreneurship. Coming from a family with a strong agricultural heritage, KK has always been intimately aware of the challenges and issues faced by the agricultural sector and rural India.
This awareness has instilled in him a passionate commitment to sustainability and addressing the pressing concerns surrounding food security, climate change, sustainability, smallholder farmers and others.
Circonomy, represents the perfect blend of his technological prowess, agricultural insights, and his unwavering dedication to creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. This is where he decided to drop out from NUS and shift to India, in pursuit of transforming Circonomy 's mission into a tangible reality.
We are a curated team of passionate united by a single goal: Turn biomass-waste into biochar that makes positive impact on people's life and shape the future of our Earth.
She is a doctoral student at IIT Kanpur, boasting nearly 6.5 years of research experience. The primary objective of her research is to discover a valuable alternative to the practice of open-air biomass burning. Throughout her research journey, she has dedicated her efforts to the development of two biochar-based fertilizer formulations.Her research mission extends to the exploration of the potential of agricultural residues to address a range of pressing environmental challenges. Additionally, she actively contributes to the compilation of biochar-based research articles, totaling nearly 350 peer-reviewed articles, for the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) newsletter.
Sometimes we feel like we 've hit rock bottom. We remind ourself that we need to move forward, that we need to keep on fighting because we have nothing to loose.
Willing to go with you step by step
Gradually, bit by bit, one step at a time, slowly but surely. Together, we can shape our Earth’s future.
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