Founded in 2011 by a veteran Cargill commodities trader and backed by a highly influential roster of trading and market data executives, PanXchange is a mission-driven company working to combat climate change. We are leveraging the latest developments in technology and markets to incentivize nature-based carbon removal at scale.
PanXchange’s core technology is its trading platform for carbon credits that allows for instant market access, price discovery, and negotiation between buyers and sellers on quantity, quality (methodology), delivery and price. PanXchange recently launched a global, vertically integrated nature-based carbon program focused on project management for highly scalable agriculture and other land use projects to originate carbon credit supply to its platform. Through the PanXchange platform, responsible companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects developed by PanXchange and other entities that are protecting and restoring nature worldwide. The PanXchange trade platform and benchmark pricing service began with over 30 agricultural commodities in East Africa. Today, we are the leading benchmark price provider in the US hemp market and the only institutional grade trade platform for physical hemp deal flow.
As of May 2023, PanXchange is part of Hedera’s blockchain carbon solutions ecosystem, owned and managed by governing entities including Google, Dell, IBM, and DLA Piper. PanXchange has received the first tranche of a $1.3M grant from Hedera to implement their blockchain solution to the PanXchange platform to bring unparalleled transparency to and confidence in carbon markets by publicly and immutably recording all transactions.
PanXchange has three core elements to its business model, (1) a web-based registry and market platform for carbon offset buyers and sellers to negotiate the terms of the trade (quality, quantity, delivery, price), (2) business intelligence and a reputation as the leading benchmark price provider in emerging commodities, and (3) providing services directly to clients such as consulting, advisory, and project support. Our product and suite of services address the lack of confidence in investing in carbon offset projects, limiting the market’s ability to counteract climate change.
PanXchange comprises a team of physical commodity specialists. As such, we focus on true fundamental analysis, tailored advice that focuses on profitable outcomes, and deep industry experience in supply chains and deal flows. Our team has deep experience working for such companies as Cargill, Sempra Energy, StoneX, JBS, and RS Energy Group (acquired by Enverus). We have raised millions of dollars for new ventures, we have won numerous awards and pitch competitions, and we have traded millions of tons of commodity products.
- Assistance with climate and sustainability grant applications
- Engineering and technical questions
- Carbon credit education, risk/ reward assessments
- Venture Strategy and Expert witness/ testimony on prices and market movements
- Price and Supply/Demand Forecasting- by company, region, product or industry sector, segmented Market Analysis (Raw material – Wholesale – Retail)
- Price risk management, arbitrage opportunities and byproduct strategies
- Logistics & Supply Chain – Analysis and Development
- Import/Export viability
- Commercial Product Specifications for industrial sectors
- Competitive landscape
- Financial modeling- costs, sales projections, build/buy/lease, and break-even analysis
- Pitch decks and business plans- preparation and review
- ESG Sustainability and strategy optimization
Member Board of Directors, Commodity Markets Council
Lead Developer, Lockheed Martin
CEO, COFCO International
Senior Vice President, President of Global Oilseeds and Chief Risk Officer, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Managing Director and Global Head of (Principal Strategic Investment), Goldman Sachs.
Exec Vice President, Business Development, Chicago Board of Trade.
Senior Vice President, Cargill Investor Services.
Head of Petroleum Trading, Cargill
Head of International Sugar and International Grains, Cargill
Managing Director and Co-Head Listed Derivatives, Morgan Stanley where he was integral to the launch of London Stock Exchange’s CurveGlobal
Carbon credits are a way to connect climate-conscious companies and their emissions with companies that can successfully reduce or remove them from Earth’s atmosphere. By purchasing carbon credits, it allows a company to reduce or remove emissions they could not otherwise reduce or remove themselves and rewards market participants for regenerative practices.
Hemp is used for a wide variety of products, including by companies in the fast-growing CBD Oil market. Cultivation and trading of hemp had operated in a legal gray area, but this is changing with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. In January 2019 PanXchange launched a suite of nation-wide hemp indices that have quickly become the industry’s standard reference.
Analysts closely monitor quantities and prices of frac sand – which make up 25% of the total cost of extracting oil and gas in the U.S. – to gain insights into the important shale industry and the overall economy. PanXchange’s eight frac sand indices have become the industry standard since being introduced in early 2018.
East African Commodities
East African agricultural markets suffer extreme inefficiencies due to opacity, fragmentation, and lack of infrastructure. With an East African trading platform launched in 2015, PanXchange addresses these issues, serving as the vehicle that connects small farming companies to the commercial market for trading over 40 commodities.
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