Karsten Temme

For years, Karsten has been fascinated with the limitless potential of the unseen microbes that inhabit our world. While earning his PhD, his graduate research focused on enhancing the nitrogen-fixing potential of soil-borne microbes. Driven by the desire to create meaningful change in the world, Karsten partnered with Alvin Tamsir to create Pivot Bio.

Recent Posts

Pivot Bio sustainability efforts recognized by Business Intelligence Group

24th North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference


A warm welcome at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Last week at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, we formally introduced Pivot Bio to the rest of the AgTech industry. Since 2011, our team has been quietly discovering once dormant microbes and re-igniting their natural ability to...

Revolutionary Self-Fertilizing Corn Enables Better Agriculture Productivity

Farmers and scientists around the world have been working to develop self-fertilizing cereal crops like corn, wheat and rice for nearly 50 years. For the first time, Pivot Bio has succeeded in making this possible.

The crop microbiome holds the future of fertilizer

Without fertilizer, the world’s food production would be cut by 48%. Fertilizer is the fuel that powers modern agriculture. Yet, we are learning that the extended use of fertilizer causes problems. Ammonia production consumes 3% of the world’s...