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MyCarbon – Become carbon neutral effortlessly

08 / 06 / 2021 Editorial Team
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MyCarbon – Become carbon neutral effortlessly
Start Ups has welcomed six promising and ambitious start-ups to their support programme this year. The programme will help them to gain a foothold in the Asian market and connect the needs of our community with the solutions they offer. This week, we are glad to introduce MyCarbon to you!

Transportation is expected to become the largest source of carbon emissions. Clever solutions are needed to keep our planet green and healthy. MyCarbon makes it simple to take action against climate change. Three young entrepreneurs from Germany have developed a smartphone app using artificial intelligence and precise location data to automatically track the user’s CO2 emissions by detecting the type of vehicle used with an accuracy of more than 86%.

The app is easy to use. There is no need for you as the user to manually enter whether you went by car, bus, or bike. The app does it for you and displays your CO2 budget used and provides recommendations on how to decrease your emissions. In addition, it offers a marketplace with compensation projects across the globe allowing the app user to directly offset his or her CO2 emissions in MyCarbon in less than a minute.

Galileo with its dual-frequency technology is the perfect provider for the high-accuracy positioning data needed for the MyCarbon solution. The team takes the protection of your privacy seriously. Thus, the user’s location data remains on the smartphone and is shared with no one.

The young start-up has already celebrated early success through their participating and ultimately winning in the first stage of MyGalileoSolution. Through this programme, brought to life by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), MyCarbon has been awarded with a generous prize of EUR 40,000. You can watch their successful introduction video for the competition here.

Save the planet by tracking your transport carbon emissions with MyCarbon!


What MyCarbon offers
What MyCarbon is looking for
  • Outstanding technology that allows for highly accurate tracking without relying on manual user input
  • Playful and intuitive way of reducing carbon emissions
  • Easily scalable product that finds application worldwide
  • Certified programmes to offset carbon emissions
  • People who would like to compensate for their carbon footprint
  • Projects around the world that compensate carbon emissions
  • People interested in a AI solution that automatically detects the mode of transport based on location data


Based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany’s financial capital, the founding team of MyCarbon consists of three young and dynamic entrepreneurs with a background in business and computer science. Simon is the expert in software development, Yannik takes care of product development and Luca focuses on design and business development.


Video Introduction

If you cannot see the video, please click here.

Application Field



Milestones & Achievements

Luca Steingen

Simon Farshid

Yannik Heise

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Founded: 2021

Awards:  Winner of the first stage of the MyGalileoSolution competition (price of 40,000 EUR)


Contact MyCarbon

If you have questions for the founders or are curious to know more, drop by MyCarbon’s website and write them an e-mail or have a look at their social media channels.

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