Leveraging the natural ability of plants to sequester carbon
in soil globally
A 2.5% reduction in natural emissions has the same impact
as a 50% reduction in human emissions.
Enhanced root development in crops helps them tolerate droughts and other stress events, maintaining yields in dynamic environments.
Deep Root Technology: Cquesta has licensed technology from the Salk Institute to push crop plants to develop deeper roots and express suberin, a dense indigestible carbon compound. This technology allows crops to access water and nutrients even further below the soil surface and improves crop health and productivity, even in drought conditions.
Improve Soil Quality: Our approach doesn't stop at roots; it also focuses on improving overall soil quality. By fostering a diverse and robust soil ecosystem, our technology enhances nutrient cycling and promotes organic matter accumulation, creating a fertile environment for crops.
Carbon Credit Opportunity: Beyond crop resilience and yield loss mitigation, Cquesta plants enable farmers to sequester more carbon in the soil with no change in agronomic practices. This not only contributes to climate change mitigation but also opens opportunities for carbon credit generation and sales, providing an additional income stream for farmers.
Currently, there are about 3.2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and nearly 40% of that carbon dioxide has been added by humans since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Cquesta will sequester 1 Megaton of carbon by 2028 and
1 Gigaton by 2032.
Deep roots build soil quality, develop stronger communities and tighter connections. At Cquesta, we believe that the future of farming lies in generating deeper and more resilient roots, which promotes crop resiliency and soil health alongside our agricultural partners. We utilize existing farming practices with superior plant traits and genetics to ensure a more sustainable, resilient, and profitable future for farmers while contributing to a healthier planet.
Our mission is clear- to leverage the natural ability of plants to create deeper roots, which in turn sequesters carbon in soil with greater permanence at a global scale.
Our carbon cycle is out of balance. A mere 2.5% improvement in the natural uptake of carbon dioxide (e.g., soil organic carbon, etc.) achieves the same results as a 50% decrease in human emissions.
At Cquesta, we believe a small improvement in the natural environment’s existing capabilities is not only the better plan but the more impactful approach.
We have no time to waste and want to find teammates who share our values and goals. Together we can cultivate deep roots, nourish the land, and reap the benefits of sustainable farming.
We are currently hiring for positions located in both our Chicago business office and San Diego lab facility.