Climeworks, Carbfix, and DNV have partnered to develop the world’s first full-chain certification methodology dedicated to CDR via direct air capture (DAC) and underground mineralization storage. The methodology has been validated in line with ISO 14064-2 and verifies the integrity of Climeworks’ CDR, thus enabling the delivery of certified CDR, and leading industry action with high environmental integrity.
can be third-party verified and communicated to customers. With these much-needed methodologies, Climeworks and Carbfix aim to contribute to the standardization and scale-up of high-quality, permanent removals.
● Reported accurately, avoiding any chance of double counting or inclusion of removals that cannot be supported by measured data,
● Measured accurately and reflecting the net emissions removed after adjusting for emissions resulting from plant construction, operation, and disposal in compliance with ISO 14064-2 Standards,
● Strict, transparent, and accountable to the monitoring procedure in place to detect any involuntary release of CO2 and changes within the storage reservoir that may risk the permanence of CO2 storage.
Climeworks welcomes public and industry experts to contribute to the conversation about high-quality standards by reviewing and commenting on the validated methodologies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, we are happy to share the first full-chain methodology to measure, report and verify CDR produced via DAC+S. We aim for our contribution to lead the way to the industry-wide application of high standards. On the road to gigaton capacity by 2050, it is critical to ensure the robustness and transparent verification of CDR.
Christoph Gebald, co-CEO and co-founder of Climeworks
Together with our CO2 storage partner Carbfix, we have developed a methodology to certify CDR that meets the highest standards. By setting this unique precedent in the DAC industry, we want to push for standards towards higher integrity. The release of the first full-chain methodology for CDR produced via DAC+S represents a major milestone, made possible by the real-world learnings from our Orca plant.
Jan Wurzbacher, co-CEO and co-founder of Climeworks
Climate action and policy are only as effective as the rigor with which the implemented solutions are measured, reported, and verified towards climate goals. Certification is an essential step to allow DAC+S to enter carbon markets. It allows our technology to become even more actionable as a climate solution, opening the door for new considerations beyond the voluntary market. I see here a tremendous opportunity not only for Climeworks but for the whole DAC industry to strengthen its voice in the policy sphere.
Christoph Beuttler, Chief Climate Policy Officer at Climeworks
Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher in 2009, Climeworks is on a journey to climate impact at scale. To do so, we strive to inspire 1 billion people to act and remove CO2 from the air.
Climeworks is spear-heading the DAC industry globally, with the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 200 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future. Our growing customer base includes over 160 companies, including multinationals such as Microsoft, BCG, UBS or Swiss Re, as well as more than 15,000 individual Climate Pioneers.