Embodied carbon is the total CO2 emmissions produced during the manufacturing of a product. This is often measured in kilograms of CO2 gas and is calculated by multiplying a material quantity by its carbon factor.
Our boards begin by growing a Paulownia tree. Trees absorb CO2 and emit O2 throughout their lifetime in a process known as photosynthesis. A full grown Paulownia tree is known to absorb 22 kg of CO2 per year, a relatively large amount compared to other trees of similar sizes. This carbon is stored within the wood of the tree where in most wood 50% of it's dry weight is carbon. So the use of a wooden material takes CO2 out of the atmosphere!