Why Elon Musk's $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired Irish Greentech disruptor

Greenwashing is killing the planet and Ireland's Hempoffset.com aims to end it, one of 287 qualified XPRIZE teams globally
By: Hempoffset
 
RATHFARNHAM, Ireland - April 21, 2022 - PRLog -- Hempoffset is on a mission to end greenwashing and climate change with flower power. Industrial hemp plants can do the heavy lifting, absorbing more atmospheric CO2 per hectare than any other method humanity has now. The project has now qualified for the XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition, which attracts the brightest science, technology, and environmental minds in the world.

The 100% Irish company, Hempoffset, is launching an innovative range of hemp carbon offset products. The CO2 captured by the hemp plants will be safely and permanently sequestered in hempcrete, a sustainable construction material.

By enabling supply to meet the growing demand for hemp construction materials, Hempoffset offers an end-to-end solution to carbon. Our hemp carbon offsets can be bought by the tonne by environmentally-conscious technology, aviation and construction corporations, and consumers.

Founders Gary Byrnes, Niall O'Sullivan, and Felix Roick have successful, accredited backgrounds in software development, product marketing, agriculture, and education in recognizing industrial hemp as a solution to climate change. They're building a carbon measurement, verification, and certification platform that will standardize and scale carbon offset markets. The project is validated and verified by the Irish Department of Agriculture.

In praising Elon Musk's XPRIZE Carbon Removal contest, Hempoffset founder Gary Byrnes said: "When this exclusive competition was first announced, I felt compelled to act. It is my belief that industrial hemp has the power to stop climate change and launch multi-trillion Euro, net-zero industries. Elon Musk deserves praise for putting $100 million of his money into XPRIZE and investing in a liveable future. As a visionary disruptor, Elon Musk always does more than talk and his can-do attitude inspires all of us to drive positive change."

Hempoffset co-founder Niall O'Sullivan said: "Our primary vision includes the completion of the world's first carbon measurement and offset platform, delivering a global, hemp-powered Voluntary Carbon Market."

Hempoffset co-founder Felix Roick said: "There's a confusing array of carbon offsets out there. Unfortunately, most of these are simply greenwashing. We're going to fix that and give both corporates and consumers the opportunity to make a real difference to their carbon impact on the planet."

Learn more about Hempoffset and XPRIZE Carbon Removal: https://www.hempoffset.com/2022/04/15/hempoffset-progress-in-xprize-carbon-removal/

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