Carbon Capture - The Story, The Evidence and Our Work

Olive Trees Capturing Carbon

Carbon capture is an idea bigger than just going 'green' or 'clean'. It's about actually reversing the release of carbon.  Here we share our vision for how Serriana olive oil can play a role in removal of carbon from the atmosphere and start to fight back against climate change. This isn't just about releasing less carbon - it's about carbon removal

Capture Carbon and Emissions Reduction: Latest News

Let's Eat Carbon For Lunch

Every time you pour this delicious Spanish mountain extra virgin olive oil, you're eating carbon... for lunch, dinner and breakfast!

Yes, really. Every bottle of olive oil supports farmers who in turn cultivate and trim the olive trees.

Olive trees, if cared for, will live for hundreds of years and each year they capture carbon in their trunks and their root systems.

By enjoying this beautiful olive oil, you are helping farmers to maintain this ancient tradition as well as ensuring that the olive trees keep eating carbon.

Carbon Capture - The Evidence

The 10kg of carbon captured per litre of olive oil comes from research by the International Olive Oil Council (IOC). See the article below.
Here you can find useful articles on olive oil's impact on our climate and our own 10kg per litre claim and work to reduce our carbon footprint

Olive Trees vs Forest Fires

A cultivated grove of olive trees also help mid mountains to resist forest fires.

Forest fires not only releases a lot of carbon into the atmosphere through the burning trees and vegetation, but they also reduce the capacity of carbon capture in future years. 

Therefore preventing and minimising the impact of forest fires is a key priority in preventing unwanted carbon release.

In the Sierra Espadan, olive groves are located around villages (and natural springs) between 300 and 600 altitude.

The mountain peaks surrounding the olive groves are up to 1,100m in height. Olive groves are often on terraces that separate the high mountain from the villages and valleys.

Cooperatives are working with local farmers and land owners to help them develop a mosaic of agriculture. As this diversity acts as a brake on forest fires.

This is why almonds, walnuts, cherries, apples and vegetables are often grown in the same valleys as olives.

And in this diversified mix, the olive tree plays a key role due to its ability to resist fire and dense root systems.

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