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BioCarbon Report Summary

Project ID: 711392

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BioCarbon (Rapid tree-planting through the use of remote sensing and unmanned vehicle planting technologies for large scale reforestation)

Reporting period: 2015-12-01 to 2016-03-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Within the project, BioCarbon Engineering investigated both the technical and business feasibility of their UAV-based planting technology and identified the key activities to have a commercially available solution.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

BioCarbon Engineering spoke with many different partners and suppliers with the goal of building up a supply chain and testing its validity. We contacted and secured all of the organisations to get involved for the design and engineering activities. We also identified the sites for the field trials. We outlined an IP management strategy and a communication strategy.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

BioCarbon Engineering propose a low cost fully automated planting system for use by forestry organisations, plantations, and restoration projects to enable industrial scale reforestation and land restoration. The system operates more efficiently than conventional methods, planting trees faster and cheaper. It is also more effective, as the flying UAV can plant in areas that cannot be easily accessed by land-based planting methods. The societal impacts involve the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and counteracting the impact of worldwide deforestation.

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