Carbon Removal and Sequestration

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Cotierra’s Biochar Tech Aims to Enrich Colombia’s Coffee Industry

Reversing climate change and safeguarding your morning cup of coffee in a one-two punch? That’s what Cotierra, a Swiss-Colombian carbon removal and AgTech startup aim to do with the $1 million in pre-seed funding they just received from a consortium of environmental and climate-focused investors. The investment will support the … [continued]

Climeworks’ proposed Norway site, image credit: Climeworks

Climeworks Wins Funding For Direct Air Capture & Storage In Norway

Climeworks, the company responsible for the world’s first and largest Direct Air Capture and Storage (DAC+S) plant in Iceland, has been awarded €2.3 million by Enova, a state enterprise owned by Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment. The multi-million euro boon for the world leader in DAC facilities will fund … [continued]

InPlanet Founder Felix Hartneck On Harnessing The Earth’s Natural CDR Processes Through Enhanced Rock Weathering

InPlanet is a German-Brazilian startup pioneering the use of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) as a method for large-scale carbon removals. Founded in August 2022, it recently completed a successful pre-seed funding round, securing backing from a range of international investors. InPlanet has also joined Carbonfuture’s Catalyst program and participated in … [continued]

The ocean may offer potential carbon removal options, like seaweed cultivation, that could also have ecological benefits. Photo by the National Parks Service

6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) This concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the air causes the climate change impacts we’re experiencing today, from forest fires to stifling heat waves … [continued]

Source: Naomi Cole and Joe Wachunas based on pathways of decarbonization from the World Bank and images courtesy of Unsplash

Carbon Sequestration (For Dummies)

A number of organizations have charted a path to a decarbonized world by 2050 and broken down required action into four areas or “pathways.” In recent posts, we discussed the first three pathways — decarbonizing electricity, electrifying everything, and using energy efficiently. We also discussed how individuals can take part in, … [continued]