Canadian climate technology company and Carbon XPRIZE award winner CarbonCure has reduced and removed more than 146,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) through its carbon reduction technologies.

Aiming to annually reduce and remove 500m metric tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030, the company uses its technologies to mineralise captured CO2 following its injection into fresh concrete during manufacturing. 

Its 2020 venture into carbon credits has seen it sell credits to a range of companies including Stripe, Wellington Management, and Zendesk. 

Stating that its carbon credit buyers are ‘leading the field’, Robert Niven, Chair and CEO, CarbonCure, added, “Their purchases are accelerating adoption of CarbonCure’s technologies by concrete producers.” 

“We are proud to provide high-quality carbon removal credits that are measurable, verifiable, scaling and available right now.” 

After having its carbon credit calculation method approved by Verra in 2021, CarbonCure has used it to measure and track CO2 from point of capture through to mineralisation, allowing carbon credit buyers to trace the precise deployment date and location of the CO2 they have paid to remove. 

According to Niven, in December the company surpassed 500 CarbonCure systems sold and, ahead of its 10th anniversary in June, has reduced and removed nearly 150,000 metric tonnes of CO2.