Carbon dioxide removal – aka CDR – is a nascent and rapidly developing field.
Why is so much attention and emphasis going to CDR? Not only is it an industry ripe for innovation, but such innovation is crucial for the world to avert the worst effects of climate change and achieve the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting warming to 1.5° C.
The Climate Vault RFP for Innovative Carbon Dioxide Removal Solutions categorizes projects according to their primary mechanisms into three distinct pathways: Oceanic, Technological, and Terrestrial.
In this four-part webinar series, Climate Vault’s CDR Projects Manager Brynn Esterly discusses the state of carbon dioxide removal, including such facets as public policy, social & environmental equity, and monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV).
The participants in these on-demand webinars cover the full breadth of CDR pathways and represent the diverse approaches that solving the climate crisis will require.
Each of the participants’ organizations represent the first ten eligible applicants to the 2023 Climate Vault RFP. Read here for more information about the grant process and upcoming award cycles.
The Oceanic Pathway
The world’s oceans function naturally as carbon sinks. Projects in the Oceanic pathway enhance these natural carbon sequestration capabilities. In this webinar, Sergey Ivliev (Vlinder) and Steve Oldham (Captura) discuss the state of the Oceanic pathway and the promise of these solutions for removing historic carbon.
The Technological Pathway
The Technological pathway of carbon dioxide removal solutions consists of highly-engineered projects that can operate either independent of, or in collaboration with, environmental processes. Webinar participants Bryan Eagle (Glanris), Andrew Jones (Carba), and Nuno Pereira (Holy Grail) cover how this space may evolve in the next ten years, including the policy landscape for CDR solutions in this pathway.
The Terrestrial Pathway
Soil, plants, and microorganisms each sequester and store atmospheric carbon as part of their natural cycles. Solutions in the Terrestrial pathway utilize these processes. Join panelists Jabu Madlala (SmartAgrIoT), Josh Silverman (Windfall Bio), and Ning Zeng (Carbon Lockdown) as they dig into the challenges and possibilities in this space, including considerations of social & environmental equity.
The Terrestrial Pathway: Spotlight on Enhanced Weathering
As the only two webinar participants whose CDR projects utilize a terrestrial carbon removal approach called “enhanced weathering” (EW), Simon Manley (UNDO) and Tim Preisenhammer (Eion Carbon) get to dig into the current (and future) state of Terrestrial solutions with a more focused perspective on EW through the application of basalt and olivine.
Gain access to permanent, verifiable CDR
Successful Climate Vault grant recipients demonstrate the highest standards of permanence and additionality, as vetted by the Climate Vault Tech Chamber of academic, science, and policy experts. These CDR projects, the most promising in the world today, are how Climate Vault partners ultimately leverage their immediate carbon reductions into verifiable carbon removals.
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