In 2016, there came news that forestation especially in Africa could have a major positive impact on fight against climate change

Based on this information, serial entrepreneur Ari Piispanen and professor Jero Ahola began to develop their solutions to this dilemma

Both Ari and Jero have strong experience in patenting technologies, with Ari holding over 60 patents and Jero been the inventor for 20 patents and having several Finnish and International awards in innovation

In 2017, Ari and Jero established company Afstor to fight the climate change

Ari Piispanen

Engineer, Innovation Entrepreneur

Jero Ahola

Professor in Energy Efficiency