World’s Top Climate Scientists Prescribe Emission Reductions & Carbon Removal with Durable CO₂ Storage to Fight Climate Change
CarbonCure responds to the United Nations’ IPCC report noting an essential need for carbon removal tech and the importance of carbon storage of “centuries or more” in products like concrete
Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 4, 2022 — The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report on climate change mitigation naming carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture, utilisation and storage as crucial climate solutions alongside the adoption of renewable energy and other decarbonization strategies.
In its report, the IPCC concludes that carbon dioxide removal is essential to achieve net zero carbon globally, and is a required component of any scenario that limits warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius—vital to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. The report states, “There are no studies where absolute zero GHG (greenhouse gas emissions) or even CO2 emissions are reached by deep emissions reductions alone.” The report also emphasizes that duration of carbon removal is an important consideration for captured emissions; the authors also note the permanence of carbon sequestration in concrete, with CO2 storage for “centuries or more.”
In response to the IPCC’s updated climate guidance, CarbonCure Chair and CEO Robert Niven said, “With this latest report, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it clearer than ever that carbon removal, including durable carbon storage, is essential to preventing the worst impacts of climate change and ensuring a livable, healthy planet for future generations.
“Permanent, immediate carbon removal strategies like CO2 mineralization in concrete are contributing to the global climate solution, right now. CarbonCure is proud to be a first responder in this massive effort, shoulder to shoulder with our many partners, protecting the planet by deploying our suite of carbon removal technologies around the world.
“As this new report shows—to avoid the worst impacts of climate change—we need all the tools in our toolbox, including robust reductions of carbon emissions and permanent carbon removal,” Niven added. “CarbonCure is uniquely positioned to help on both fronts with technologies that achieve both: emission reductions and removals. Our mission is to annually reduce and remove 500 million metric tons of CO2 by 2030. And our aim is for every drop of concrete poured around the world to be used to store carbon dioxide for thousands of years, helping the world meet its climate goals.”
About CarbonCure Technologies
CarbonCure Technologies, a fast-growing carbon dioxide removal tech company, is on a mission to annually reduce and remove 500 million metric tons of carbon emissions by 2030—equal to taking 100 million cars off the road each year. CarbonCure’s suite of technologies permanently store captured CO2 in concrete through carbon mineralization and Verra verified CarbonCure’s methodology in 2021. With more than 500 systems sold across the global concrete industry, CarbonCure’s technologies currently save from the atmosphere thousands of metric tons of CO2 each month—with exponential growth and impact, year-over-year. CarbonCure’s cutting-edge research and innovation have garnered global recognition and prestigious titles, most notably Carbon XPRIZE Grand Prize Winner, 2020 North American Cleantech Company of the Year and Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame Company. CarbonCure’s investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, Microsoft, Carbon Direct, and Mitsubishi Corporation.