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Aquatic has developed a process that uses seawater electrolysis to capture and store carbon, as well as generate clean hydrogen.

The white paper – EQUTIC’s Measurement, Reporting and Verification Practices – has been prepared in consultation with Eco Engineers, outlines the company’s approach to measuring and validating their new carbon removal process. This process uses the natural balance of the ocean and atmosphere to trap carbon in aqueous bicarbonates and solid carbonates in a closed system. like this, Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) can be quantified more accuratelyEnsuring quality operational performance.

Equatic’s process benefits from its focus on permanent storage—a storage capacity of, at least, 10,000 to billions of years.

“The market for carbon removal is growing, and the highest-value credits are the ones that are measurable and sustainable,” said Erica La Plante, head of MRV and environmental impact assessment at Equate. “By working with Ecoengineers to develop a methodology, we are establishing principles for carbon accounting and ISO-standard reporting and verification to provide quality assurance for CDR credits.”

High quality carbon credits ensure transparency

As many companies turn to purchasing carbon credits to reach their sustainability goals, attention has been drawn to the scalability and transparency available to ensure carbon capture technologies are legitimate. As Carbon Removal Market GrowsInnovative carbon capture solutions that are able to measure their impact will be most attractive to investors.

Aquatic plans to meet these standards by publishing this Total Carbon Removed, a registry and database of equitable credits. They will also apply the same carbon accounting procedures between reporting periods to ensure comparability between periods.

In addition to carbon removal, the eutectic process splits seawater into hydrogen and oxygen through the process of electrolysis, creating green hydrogen, This can then be used to fuel industrial processes or for zero-carbon transport.

With the combined capabilities of the new technologies, Equatic hopes the company can help reduce the carbon footprint of the currently warming environment.

“Equatic’s innovative approach offers hope in the fight against the serious issue of global warming,” said Roxby Hartley, climate risk director at EcoEngineers. “As governments, industry and individuals seek sustainable solutions, the Equate process shows strong promise.”

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