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Carbon removal knowledge gaps

November 17, 2022

Carbon removal technologies face a variety of critical knowledge gaps. We built a dynamic database of research and innovation gaps across CDR technologies to highlight critical areas and enable cross-disciplinary experts to plug in and fill those gaps.

Quantifying delivered carbon removal as a buyer of early technologies

September 19, 2022

Carbon removal buyers face numerous challenges in quantifying deliveries across a range of diverse pathways. We explore this challenge and propose a framework for purchasing under conditions of uncertainty.

Frontier facilitates first carbon removal purchases

June 29, 2022

Frontier has facilitated its first purchases—from AspiraDAC, Calcite-Origen, Lithos Carbon, RepAir, Travertine, and Living Carbon—on behalf of Stripe. Stripe will spend $2.4M buying carbon removal from these six companies, with another $5.4M contingent on projects reaching agreed upon technical milestones.

Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, and McKinsey launch advance market commitment to buy $925M of carbon removal by 2030

April 12, 2022

Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, and McKinsey Sustainability are today launching Frontier, an advance market commitment (AMC) to accelerate the development of permanent carbon removal technologies. The founding companies plan to commit $925M over the next nine years to purchase permanent carbon removal from suppliers building promising new solutions.