This startup is fighting climate change by turning desert into fertile soil
Climate change is now a hot button issue. Not a day goes by without headlines from around the world on the need to address climate change and global warming. Some experts are saying we only have 10 plus year left. Regardless of which side you are on, the consensus is that something must be done to address climate change issues before it is too late. At the forefront are technology startups using new emerging technologies to fight the climate change. These startups are doing their fair share to reduce climate change footprint.
One of these startups is Desert Control, a ClimateTech startup that specializes in turning arid soil and deserts into green and fertile land. Its mission is to Make Earth Green Again. Desert Control has developed a patented formulation process using clay and water. Using this process, Desert Control created a unique compound called Liquid NanoClay (LNC). Applying LNC to arid soil and desert sand enables and enhances the soil’s ability to retain water and nutrients, and can thereby turn deserts into fertile green land. Desert Control LNC increases water retention to up to 65%. This reduces water consumption and cost. It also helps with more robust soil and higher yield.
Liquid NanoClay can enable savings of up to 50% of irrigation water and increase yields with less strain on scarce resources. Restoring and improving soil with LNC enables land areas to withstand the harsh impact of climate change and over-exploitation better. Below are some statistics on climate change and global warming degrade soil and land, causing deserts to spread and temperatures to rise further in a vicious circle.
1. Twelve million hectares of productive land are lost every year due to desertification and drought.
2. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will suffer absolute water scarcity, and 2/3 of the world will experience water-stressed conditions.
3. Restoring the soils of degraded ecosystems has the potential to store up to 3 billion tons of CO2 annually.
Restoring and protecting fertile soil and green land enable better utilization of scarce resources and combat global warming. Reducing world hunger and poverty through sustainable use of land and water can secure global economic growth and the health of our planet.
Below is a video overview of how Desert Control is turning desert into fertile soil