Our mission is to reduce and remove one billion tons of carbon by 2035.

Stopping new carbon pollution and removing existing carbon pollution.

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, the IPCC has found an abundance of clear and convincing evidence that both carbon removal and carbon reduction are necessary.

Extensive decarbonization research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory culminated in the award-winning report Getting to Neutral. The Lab unexpectedly found that turning woody waste biomass into hydrogen and permanently storable CO2 is key to economically providing the bulk of carbon removal needed for California to reach its Net Zero targets.

Mote is a spinout of this work, where Mote's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Joshuah Stolaroff, led the Lab's carbon program.

It starts with the community.

Climate change will disproportionately affect vulnerable communities least responsible for past emissions. We believe everyone deserves protection from environmental hazards and access to environmental benefits, regardless of income, race, and other characteristics.

We improve local air quality by replacing existing highly-polluting processes. We displace emissions from field burning and landfilling, and help reduce wildfire risk.

We support jobs in rural and disadvantaged communities, creating value by sustainably upcycling agricultural and forest residues.

We enable zero-emissions heavy duty trucks and equipment. Diesel engines are still the biggest source of particulate pollution in many communities, causing asthma and other harm. We replace dirty diesel with pure biohydrogen.

A triple bottom line company

We equally value people, the planet, and prosperity because we believe that all three are necessary to a sustainable business and a sustainable world.


Social justice




Strong returns

Our leadership team

Dr. Josh Stolaroff

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Trinity Wells

Fractional CFO

David Mittelstadt

Senior Vice President of Resources

Erika Pham

Vice President of Strategy

Alison Chen

Director of Process Engineering

John Grabowski

Vice President of Capital Projects

Jess Mayambi

People Operations Manager

Camille Villanueva

Sr. Brand Designer

Board of Directors

Joffre Baker

Tom Preston-Werner

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