March 18, 2022

Super Trees

The trees we have been planting for Litenote are taking waay too long to grow. We've seen super crops, eg here in India we have CR Dhan 315 for Rice and HI 1633 for wheat. So why not genetically modified super trees that grow faster and suck up more C02?  Recently came across Living Carbon. They have figured out a way to do exactly that by using a bacterium to insert genes from pumpkin and green algae into poplar trees. These trees not only grow 1.5 times faster but suck up more C02. Is anyone in India playing around in this space?