BioCarbon Engineering Quad
- March 11, 2016
This Quad aircraft has been built for UK company Bio Carbon Engineering to test a very interesting application. Their concept is to vastly improve reforestation rates by firing pre germinated seeds in biodegradable nutrition pods directly into the ground from the air. The aim is to plant 1 billion trees per year, replacing the slow and difficult manual planting methods currently in use.
The Quad is fitted with an air powered seed gun powerful enough to penetrate ground vegetation and surface soil, getting the seed directly into the ground…..and it works very well! This is a version 1 prototype and will clearly need to be scaled to achieve their targets. The project is ongoing. Flight time for this particlar machine is around 40 mins.
You can find out more here at www.biocarbonengineering.com