Catalyst: Accelerating high-quality carbon removal at scale

Carbon removals need to grow. Fast. Catalyst accelerates the growth of negative emission technologies to gigatonne range. 
We are turning CDRs into market-leading and scientifically-defensible removal credits. Join us!

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Introducing the innovative ventures of our very first
 Carbonfuture Catalyst batch. Stay tuned for further announcements.

New

Ucaneo Biotech GmbH

Ucaneo builds the world's first cell-free Direct Air Capture technology leveraging a biocatalytic membrane to capture CO2 from the air.

This allows the start-up to combine the best of nature with the best of engineering to build a scalable and sustainable technology to combat climate change.

“Carbonfuture Catalyst is exactly what is needed to scale the carbon capture industry – putting an economic value on extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is the only way to negate the worst effects of climate change. The program will allow us to scale up our carbon capture facilities rapidly, with confidence that we can sell the credits for the carbon we capture.”
– Florian Tiller, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ucaneo
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New

Heimdal Inc.

Heimdal builds machines that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reverse ocean acidification and store the captured carbon dioxide permanently and safely as sand on the ocean floor.

“Carbonfuture Catalyst is exactly what is needed to scale the carbon capture industry – putting an economic value on extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is the only way to negate the worst effects of climate change. The program will allow us to scale up our carbon capture facilities rapidly, with confidence that we can sell the credits for the carbon we capture.”
– Florian Tiller, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ucaneo
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How it works

The Carbonfuture Catalyst supports innovative carbon removal companies on their journey from proof of concept demonstration to formally participating in and benefitting from the carbon removal market. The program will give participants early access to revenue and support from carbon market experts.

A carbon sink credit is only as good as the methodology and verification system behind it. Scientifically rigorous peer-reviewed but also lean and actionable methodologies are needed for new carbon removals - and our aim is to facilitate their creation. We are experts in this field, and we are your support network.

We can’t wait to work with you - for ongoing applications 
please reach out to us.

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About us

Carbonfuture is a platform and vetted marketplace for companies who are serious about removing carbon from the atmosphere. Our commitment is to unlock the rapid scaling of a high-quality carbon removal industry, which we approach with long term partners, a blockchain-based carbon-tracking platform and enabling financing tools. Carbonfuture partner companies are committed to carbon removal done the right way.

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What it offers

Participants will have access to:

Robust Platform

Full use of the Carbonfuture platform, with a robust sink tracking system as well as credit registry services and credit delivery handling

Credits Offtake

Initial pre-purchase of carbon removal credits (risk-free, no strings attached) as a path towards long-term, large-scale credit offtake

Expert Assistance

Develop methodologies and robust monitoring systems to accurately measure carbon removals

Scientific Review

Validate new developed methodologies through a scientific review board

Participation criteria

Consider these guidance - not all the criteria are applicable to all companies and circumstances - we always work under a “can-do” assumption.

Net negative emissions, long term CO2 removal (100+ years)
GHG removal capacity: path to megatonnes by 2030 and gigatonne potential
Evidence of resource efficiency in the long term (energy, biomass, 
land/water use, other raw materials)
Robust scientific backing of carbon removal technology and basic LCA existing
Proof of concept in place (e.g., pilot project operating)
Respect Do No Harm principles
Evidence of co-benefits will be valued positively

Advisors

Best-in-class removal requires best-in-class know-how. This is why we only work with leading experts in the field.

Anna Dubowik
Secretary General
Negative Emissions Platform
Elena Walder-Schiavone
Managing Partner
Übermorgen Ventures
Dr. Ruben Sakrabani
Associate Professor in Soil Chemistry & Net Zero Lead Agriculture at the Environment
and Agrifood
Cranfield University
Prof. Dr. Daniel Kray
Professor for Renewable Energies, Head of Research Group PVT
University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
Marian Krüger
Decarbonization Lead sus.lab, Co-Lead Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator
ETH Zurich

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