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Frontier buyers sign $58.3M in offtake agreements with Vaulted Deep

May 1, 2024

Vaulted Deep will permanently remove 152,480 tons of CO₂ by 2027 on behalf of Frontier buyers.

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Biomass sourcing principles

May 1, 2024

Buyers can play an important role in promoting responsible scaling of BiCRS by ensuring that the biomass used to capture CO₂ from the atmosphere is sourced responsibly. To that end, we’re sharing the principles we use to make purchasing decisions as well as assess compliance throughout the duration of the contract.

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Biomass health and ecosystem impact rubric

May 1, 2024

In partnership with Ramboll—an environmental, safety and health sciences firm—Frontier developed a rubric reviewers could use to assess whether a proposed project (1) is set up for safe deployment and (2) has a best-in-class approach to monitor and mitigate any potential ecosystem and health and safety risks. We include any requirements not already covered by existing regulatory regimes in a protocol in all signed BiCRS contracts.

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Frontier buyers sign world’s first enhanced weathering offtake agreements with Lithos Carbon

December 7, 2023

Frontier has facilitated the world’s first enhanced weathering (EW) offtake with Lithos Carbon. Frontier buyers will pay $57.1M to permanently remove 154,240 tons of CO₂ by 2028.

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Enhanced weathering buyer principles for responsible procurement

December 7, 2023

Early buyers of enhanced weathering can play an important role in setting a high bar for what safe and responsible deployment, and rigorous measurement look like. Frontier worked with Microsoft, the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture and others to develop a set of principles to guide enhanced weathering purchasing decisions.

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Enhanced weathering health and ecosystem impact rubric

December 7, 2023

In partnership with Ramboll, an environmental, safety and health sciences firm, Frontier developed a rubric reviewers could use to assess whether a proposed project (1) is set up for safe deployment and (2) has a best-in-class approach to monitor and mitigate any potential ecosystem and health and safety risks. We include these details in a protocol in all signed enhanced weathering contracts, along with our community benefits plan template.

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Enhanced weathering measurement rubric

December 7, 2023

To evaluate the measurement protocol of prospective candidates, Frontier worked with scientists from Yale and Georgia Institute of Technology to develop a measurement rubric that outlines what measurement, modeling and sampling procedures would give us high confidence that an enhanced weathering project is responsibly, conservatively, and rigorously crediting tons for their deployment.

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Frontier buyers sign $47M in offtake agreements with CarbonCapture Inc. and Heirloom

November 16, 2023

Frontier has facilitated its first set of direct air capture (DAC) offtakes with CarbonCapture Inc. and Heirloom. Frontier buyers will pay CarbonCapture Inc. $20.0M to permanently remove 45,500 tons of CO₂ by 2028 and Heirloom $26.6M to remove 26,900 tons of CO₂ by 2030.

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Community benefits plan template

November 21, 2023

This template is intended to provide helpful information to assist applicants in developing a community benefits plan for Frontier offtakes.

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Frontier facilitates third round of carbon removal purchases

September 7, 2023

Frontier has facilitated $7M of carbon removal purchases–from Airhive, Alkali Earth, Banyu Carbon, Carbon Atlantis, CarbonBlue, CarbonRun, EDAC Labs, Holocene, Mati, Planetary Technologies, Spiritus Technologies and Vaulted—on behalf of buyers Stripe, Shopify and H&M Group.

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Frontier buyers sign first $53M in offtake agreements with Charm Industrial

May 18, 2023

Frontier has facilitated its first set of offtake agreements with Charm Industrial, totaling $53M. Frontier buyers will pay Charm to permanently remove 112,000 tons of CO₂ from the atmosphere between 2024 and 2030.

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Frontier carbon removal commitment tops $1B with four new members: Autodesk, H&M Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Workday

April 12, 2023

Autodesk, H&M Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Workday are joining Frontier, an advance market commitment to accelerate carbon removal. The new members will commit to purchase a combined $100M of permanent, high quality carbon removal over the next eight years.

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Meet the founders of Travertine, Charm Industrial, and Mission Zero

January 24, 2023

This video series follows the entrepreneurs and scientists who are trying to crack permanent carbon removal at scale.

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Frontier facilitates second round of carbon removal purchases

December 15, 2022

Frontier has facilitated its largest round of carbon removal purchases—from Arbor, Captura, Arca (formerly Carbin Minerals), Carbon To Stone, Cella, CREW and Inplanet—on behalf of Stripe and Shopify. Stripe and Shopify will spend a combined $3.5M buying carbon removal, with another $7.5M contingent on projects reaching agreed upon technical milestones. In addition, Stripe has provided $500K in R&D grants to Kodama Systems and Nitricity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Preview for "Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, and McKinsey launch advance market commitment to buy $1B of carbon removal by 2030"
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Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, Meta, and McKinsey launch advance market commitment to buy $1B 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 $1B over the next nine years to purchase permanent carbon removal from suppliers building promising new solutions.