Jason Aramburu

Jason Aramburu 2010 Global Fellow



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Jason Aramburu 2010 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Build distributed carbon-negative power plants that produce energy from waste and replenish soils in rural farming villages in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


Jason Aramburu is the founder and CEO of re:char. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree, cum laude, in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He has extensive research experience in both the lab and field, having spent significant time studying and working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama and at Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative. Jason is a 2009 Pop!Tech Social Innovation fellow, a 2010 Echoing Green fellow, one of Business Week's 2010 Top 25 Social Entrepreneurs in America, a Hitachi Foundation Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur and runner-up in the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Jason believes climate change and rural poverty are the two greatest global challenges and is excited to take part in solving them.