Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin B6 and thiamine. Also –– electricity, as it turns out.
Made possible by the cashew relative’s shell waste and California’s “ag country,” VGrid Energy Systems has developed technologies, in the form of a nutshell-charged biochar and mobile gasification systems, that are incontrovertibly carbon negative.
Yes, you read that right. As of August 15, business-to-business auditor Puro.earth, the industry’s first scorekeeper solely focused on carbon removal, certified VGrid as a net-negative company. This means that VGrid’s methodologies actively pull carbon from the atmosphere and store it, one-upping carbon-neutral efforts by taking actions to reverse climate change.
“It’s not enough just to limit the amount of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere,” says Greg Campbell, the CEO of the Camarillo, Calif.-based company. “We actually have to reduce it.”