November 29, 2023
Since early 2022, the Carbonfuture Catalyst program has been transforming the landscape of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. Recognizing the challenges CDR startups face, Catalyst provides essential support to bridge the gap between CDR innovation and market access. It's our answer to the CDR industry's call for more innovation, transparency, and quality.
Catalyst is revolutionizing how startups navigate the CDR market. Understanding the hurdles faced by CDR startups, Catalyst fills the critical gap between early operations and methodology development, and active market participation.
We offer a pathway from proof of concept to market presence, ensuring startups are well-equipped to contribute to the industry's growth. Our team of experts guides these startups through developing scientifically robust yet practical monitoring systems for new carbon removal technologies, leading to formal third-party review and approval.
Recognizing the power of collaboration, Catalyst fosters a community where companies can collectively tackle challenges and share insights. This environment isn't just about overcoming obstacles; it's a platform for connecting with policy, industry, and scientific experts.
Our significant impact is exemplified through our involvement in ERW (Enhanced Rock Weathering). We've spearheaded policy initiatives, leading to significant industry recognition and regulatory engagement. Our work with Cascade Climate on ERW standardization highlights our commitment to scientific rigor and industry alignment.
Catalyst isn't just about overcoming challenges; it's about facilitating partnerships that matter. We've facilitated prepurchase agreements between major players like Microsoft and Lithos Carbon, and Wren and Mati. This proactive involvement of buyers in the early stages of promising projects not only benefits the financial sustainability of startups but also ensures a steady and reliable source of carbon removals for buyers in the future.
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Looking ahead, our focus expands to encompass biogenic CO2, particularly in the rapidly evolving fields of BECCS and DACCS, promising significant CDR contributions in the near future. We encourage BECCS and DACCS companies to join us in this journey where collaboration, visibility, and early buyer involvement pave the way for success in the carbon removal industry.
Whether you're developing CDR solutions or seeking to invest in them, Catalyst is your gateway to making a tangible impact in carbon removal and climate action.
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