Climate change action is our passion
We are a young team of technologists, agriculturalists, field specialists who have one thing in common that is our single minded purpose to help solve the climate challenge. We are deployment division of Swaniti initiative. We are excited to be pursuing a business model that has the potential to help and positively benefit millions of marginal farmers in the process.
Shantanu is a climate-tech entrepreneur with more than 20 years of energy industry experience. He has successfully founded number of companies in the past including Susteon, Sustaera in climate-tech domain. He has also consulted with McKinsey & Co and worked with Schlumberger and EV Private Equity in the past. Shantanu has an MBA from Harvard Business School and B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee.
Dr Jake Jordan
Chief Science Officer- Project Mati
Dr.Jake Jordan is Mati’s chief science officer. He has completed his B.A. in Geophysics at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D in Geology from University of Texas at Austin. He has consulted for numerous institutions focusing on carbon dioxide removal including the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Containment (YCNCC) and the Yale Carbon Containment Lab. He is leading our Science team to build extremely strong MRV processes and doing new research on crop productivity improvement and methane reduction.
VP of Operations
Lt Col Bhawesh Malhotra is a senior business leader with over 31 years of experience in the climate change and circular economy domain, currently working as the Vice President Operations for Mati Carbon. He is involved in building government relationships, operating current deployment bases and creating new ones as we scale.He has also served in the Indian Army for over 27 years in leadership positions in operations, logistics, and administration
Dr. Noah Planavsky
Noah is an isotope geochemist that works on environmental change in Earth’s past, present, and future. His work combines field studies, analytical chemistry, novel isotope systems, and geochemical modelling. He has worked extensively on atmospheric evolution – particularly on changes in oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations. Noah co-invented our isotope dilution technology to enable cost-effective verification of carbon removal in soil.
Dr. David Beerling
Dr David Beerling is the Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate change mitigation and Sorby Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Founder's office- Project Mati
Viral is an intrapreneur with extensive leadership experience in managing people, and driving impact and outcomes. He has completed the reputed Gandhi Fellowship program in a challenging rural setup. He has also worked extensively in the education domain leading large teams. He is a skillful learner with expertise in business development. He now wants to create a meaningful impact on the climate crisis.
Operation - Project Mati
Dilip is a climate domain enthusiast with a Master’s degree in Land and Water Resources Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He works on data monitoring and validation, statistical analysis, and data visualization related to climate. He is also a skilled technologist with a passion for developing solutions. Dilip expertise in climate data has enabled him to develop innovative methods for predicting and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Logistics- Project Mati
Ritwik Gupta is an adept professional in handling operations, having earned a B.Tech degree from NIT, Agartala. He has demonstrated his capabilities in public relations through his start-up experience in past, where he effectively managed various hyperlocal and strategic stakeholders. Currently, he is spearheading the Sourcing and Logistics aspect of the project.
Satvik K Sahu
Farmer Engagement- Project Mati
“Satvik is a rural development professional from the School of Planning and Architecture Vijaywada, he has experience working in Chhattisgarh’s agricultural sector in collaboration with the state government. Coming from a rural farming background and growing up surrounded by paddy fields, he leads farmer engagement efforts and has been instrumental in convincing farmers and enrolling them in the program.”
Our Operating Principles
We will operate with integrity at all times, holding ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and transparency. We will conduct our business with honesty, fairness, and respect for all stakeholders, including our customers, employees, suppliers, and partners. We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and we will strive to exceed legal and ethical standards wherever possible. We aim to deploy best in class proprietary technology to increase value creation and transparency for all stakeholders.
To ensure that our operations are effective and sustainable, we rely on the latest scientific research and developments to inform our work.This means that we stay up-to-date with the latest findings and techniques in the field of enhanced rock weathering and continuously evaluate and improve our methods based on this knowledge.
We recognize that the benefits of enhanced rock weathering may not be distributed equally, and that some communities or regions may be excluded from these benefits. Therefore, we commit to exploring ways to address these equity concerns, such as prioritizing projects in marginalized communities and employment opportunities for local residents.
Proactive Community Engagement
We will engage with local communities proactively and transparently throughout our operations, providing them with information about our activities and potential impacts.We will also establish mechanisms for ongoing dialogue and feedback, and we will work to build trust and positive relationships with local communities over time. By doing so, we aim to ensure that our operations are socially responsible, respectful of local cultures and traditions, and aligned with the needs and aspirations of local communities.
Bias for action and impact
We will have a bias for action and impact in our operations, recognizing the need for speed to solve the problem of climate change. We will prioritize the rapid deployment of our technology to achieve maximum environmental benefits. We will take a proactive approach to identifying and pursuing opportunities to implement enhanced rock weathering, while also ensuring that our operations are socially responsible, financially sustainable, and aligned with local needs and priorities.