CARBONDIRECT

We work with leading companies and investors on strategic emissions mitigation and verified carbon removal.

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What we do.

Carbon Direct combines world-class scientific expertise and a strategic, growth-oriented investment approach to effectively scale carbon removal & utilization.

OUR TEAM

Carbon Direct provides both scientific advisory services and investment capital to the carbon removal & utilization ecosystem.

Our advisory business works for clients to fulfill their carbon removal & utilization commitments. Our team of world-renowned carbon scientists has a nuanced understanding of the true risks and opportunities of emerging and mature carbon removal & utilization technologies. We are also well versed in current and future supply availability, helping our clients find the most effective strategy for their needs.

Current removal options are very limited, however, with demand far outpacing supply. Our investment business aims to solve this by making direct investments into leading carbon removal & utilization companies. Carbon Direct Capital Management LLC manages committed capital for leading companies, as well as sovereign, pension, foundation, family office, and high-net-worth investors.

Where we work.

We have clients and projects in over 70 countries.

 

Our advisory services.

Facilitating your purchase of carbon removal today, tomorrow, and into the future.

Having advised many of the world’s leading Fortune 500 companies on their net-zero commitments, we know first-hand how difficult it is to identify the right approach. We help companies navigate this by first understanding their current situation, and then helping develop an effective strategy to leverage the multitude of removal options available, including natural, engineered, hybrid, and frontier solutions.

We then construct a custom strategy tailored to customer needs. In doing so, we consider factors such as scalability, cost drivers, storage, and commercial readiness. All our strategies incorporate key principles like verifiability and additionality to ensure it makes a real difference, and consider opportunities to both purchase and invest in supply.

You can read about a recent project like this with our partner, Shopify.

Helping you understand the true ROI of your reduction approach.

Life cycle assessments (LCAs) are an essential tool in estimating the efficacy of CO2 removal methods, avoiding waste, and maximizing benefit to the environment. However, it is difficult to review and compare diverse LCAs across carbon removal verticals. In order to make an apples-to-apples comparison of the carbon removal potential across verticals and projects within each vertical, Carbon Direct has created a tool that allows customers to calculate the total net removal, defined as the emissions that stem from conducting a project minus the emissions that are removed from the atmosphere or oceans. By providing a full accounting of GHG emissions across the life cycle of a project, this tool allows us to (1) do the carbon math, (2) define ‘quality supply,’ and (3) estimate a carbon return on investment.

Informing your climate strategies by providing current and future views of supply, demand, and purchase viability.

How much carbon removal is available for purchase today and in the future? What is the quality of available supply? How much is available for each removal method? How much does it cost?

These questions require analysis and relationships across and within carbon removal verticals to inform costing benchmarks for carbon removal supply ($/tCO2 at present and forward cost curves). Decision makers need to grasp the dynamics of supply and demand in order to deliver on their commitments, and we empower them with this data.

Constructing and facilitating RFP processes for carbon removal projects that meet your specific needs.

Carbon Direct can develop and structure an RFP process for a company to secure carbon removal tonnage based on the best available science and leading principles for what constitutes a high-quality project.

We also assist in reviewing proposals submitted in response to the RFP and make recommendations that distinguish between varying levels of ‘quality supply.’

We recently completed a similar project with our partner, Microsoft.

Assisting you in the development of key projects and/or partnerships by providing detailed analyses and facilitating meaningful relationships with carbon removal providers.

Carbon Direct conducts individual company analyses on behalf of customers as they explore the possibility of launching significant projects. The analysis is highly technical in nature, covering aspects of a company’s technology, including engineering components (e.g., capture materials), integrated system performance and cost, supply chain readiness, and scalability.

In addition, through a techno-economic analysis, we assess the company’s business model, including projects under development, potential applications, and corporate partnerships. To the extent customer appetite exists to delve deeper into the space, we are there to steward and support their efforts.

Allocating capital to build the carbon management value chain and increase supply.

The leading companies in the carbon management landscape need strategic capital to help them fulfill their enormous potential. We rely on our team’s scientific pedigree, commodities experience, and investment rigor to address the investment universe.

Our Strategic Advisory business gives us unparalleled insight into the industry’s dynamics, and supports the techno-economic analysis at the core of our investment process. We believe our fund is perfectly positioned to deploy capital into this growing space, and help clients do it in the way that suits their needs.