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Pledge and neustark start democratizing access to permanent tech-based carbon dioxide removal

The latest IPCC report shows that scalable and permanent carbon removals are key to limiting global warming to safe levels. Neustark and Pledge, the carbon measurement and offsetting platform, join forces to democratize access to carbon dioxide removal technology to support a frictionless path to net zero.

Pledge is an embedded climate infrastructure platform that allows carriers and freight forwarders to integrate climate solutions — such as footprint measurement and offsetting — into their customer experience quickly and easily, in order for their customers to get an instant view of emissions and take action.

neustark is pioneering carbon capture solutions making use of the largest global waste stream. The company removes CO₂ from the atmosphere, liquifies it, and permanently mineralizes it in demolished concrete aggregate, which is then further used for the production of new, recycled concrete or road construction. While nature-based solutions pose a risk of captured carbon being re-emitted, neustark’s process ensures that CO₂ is stored permanently. And in turn, the enriched recycled concrete lowers the CO₂ emissions of the construction of new buildings.

Innovative carbon removal technologies of this nature are critical for achieving international climate targets. They are currently more costly compared to traditional nature based and short lived removals. Pledge addresses this challenge by fractionalising neustark removals, offering customers an affordable access point while supporting the further development of a nascent and permanent climate solution.

For neustark, this marks the very first carbon removal sale to a platform provider. From 2022 onwards, the carbon dioxide removal certificates will be verified by Gold Standard.

The next step in carbon solutions is engineered removals, but it’s in its early days. We’re bringing this project to our platform to continue our mission of helping scale the carbon removals market in a way that’s economically feasible for even the smallest businesses, and make a real difference on their path to net zero.

David de Picciotto CEO and co-founder at Pledge

We much appreciate this collaboration with Pledge as they have a broad knowledge about the offsetting market and focus on providing high quality carbon removal offsets to their customers.

Johannes Tiefenthaler Co-CEO and co-founder at neustark

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