Utilizing a proprietary waste to energy technology, Locoal® Rainmaker™ is the first mobile containerized and deployable fluidized gasification solution. Converting organic waste into resilient energy, Rainmaker™ captures carbon in value added co-products. Rainmaker™ provides a solution for the waste industry, energy grid and soil regeneration, with real-time data collection to showcase environmental transparency.
Locoal® Living soil is a premium water-only growing medium designed to maximize your grow while simplifying the inputs. Boosting the biochar impact in soil, Locoal® Living Soil combines a full spectrum of mycorrhizae and nutrients designed to grow bigger and better plants with less time and labor.
Locoal® Biochar is crafted from 100% hardwood upcycled organic waste. Locoal® Biochar provides superior long term results for agriculture and environmental impact with field testing to support.
Locoal® Waddle Socks implement biochar in a soil erosion and toxin remediation solution to limit petrochemicals and fertilizers from entering our waterways. Locoal® Biochar reduces toxic runoff by up to 82% and will help keep it clean as we are all downstream.
Building a circular economy: A Texas startup turns old wood into new energy in effort to fight climate change.
During the spring of 2018, I hit a personal goal of diverting more than 1 million pounds of organic waste from landfills using the..
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“The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking LOCAL action in your own community.”
— Jeff Bridges
In 2014 our vigilante sustainability minded founder Petey established Locoal Charcoal Company after he purchased his new homestead. A neglected property just out side of Austin on eight old growth acres on the Lower Colorado River. The previous owners were both researchers and held PhDs in Anthropology. Dr Judy Josserand and her husband chose the property because Native Americans had employed the land to run their cattle across the river and into the plains every spring. Perched at the top of the riverbed sat an old-growth pecan tree, estimated to be 200 years old. It was under this tree where Dr Josserand deciphered the Mayan and Olmec hieroglyphs. Under this tree is a special place. Under this tree dreams have been created, visualized, and completed. It was under this tree where Petey too began chasing his dreams.
In November 9, 2015, Petey was laid off from a startup. Like many before him he found himself sitting down beside the old Pecan Tree listening to the sound of the leaves through the breeze. During his first meditation session beneath her branches He asked, “Hey, Pecan Tree.. More