Circular Carbon solutions are moving at an unstoppable pace as the sector is enters into an exciting transitional phase. The focus on climate tech and the energy transition remains at the front of an ongoing global conversation, due in part to volatility in energy markets driven by geopolitical instability. Coupled with record investment into the sector over the last 24 months, the macroeconomic trends driving this growth are here to stay.
Corporate Action and Market Signals
Momentum continues to build around carbon removal with the new announcements of purchases and commitments. JPMorgan recently agreed to spend over $200M on carbon removal (to store the equivalent of 800,000 metric tons), and Apple just announced an expansion of its Restore Fund doubling its commitment to nature-based carbon removal projects with an additional $200M. Despite these commitments, we still have a long way to go. Climate tech investing is well positioned to continue to drive growth within an unsure market, especially with the recent shift from a buyers to a sellers market.
As always, yet never more than now, innovators are the beating heart of all this action. From news of flue gas capture moving farther down the cost curve (to $39 a metric ton) to a surge of action in ocean-based CDR (including Boeing’s investment in Equatic and the Ebb Carbon’s record breaking investment), innovation is driving ever forward.
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