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The Carbon Removal Show is the world's leading in-depth podcast on carbon removal.


We combine hours of research and interviews with the world’s leading experts to explore the latest developments in carbon removal technology and policy in an easy to digest and engaging podcast format.


Our narrative driven, story-focused episodes are enjoyed by both experts in the field and climate-curious individuals wanting to learn more about this increasingly widespread topic. The problem of carbon emissions is clear - the solution, however, is not. Our succinct, level-headed and impartial approach to carbon removal gives our listeners the facts and the tools they need to make sense of, and take action on, how we as humanity can sustainably remove carbon from the atmosphere.


To find out more, head to https://thecarbonremovalshow.com/

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The Carbon Removal Show is the world's leading in-depth podcast on carbon removal.


We combine hours of research and interviews with the world’s leading experts to explore the latest developments in carbon removal technology and policy in an easy to digest and engaging podcast format.


Our narrative driven, story-focused episodes are enjoyed by both experts in the field and climate-curious individuals wanting to learn more about this increasingly widespread topic. The problem of carbon emissions is clear - the solution, however, is not. Our succinct, level-headed and impartial approach to carbon removal gives our listeners the facts and the tools they need to make sense of, and take action on, how we as humanity can sustainably remove carbon from the atmosphere.


To find out more, head to https://thecarbonremovalshow.com/

    Introducing... Grounded: A Climate Startup Journey

    Introducing... Grounded: A Climate Startup Journey

    While you’re waiting for more episodes of The Carbon Removal Show, we wanted to introduce you to another project that our very own Tom Previte has been busy on…


    Grounded: A Climate Startup Journey


    This is the story of a startup that wants to remove carbon from the atmosphere and help reshape our relationship with the planet. Ideally without burning to the ground in the process.


    It was a good few years back when Tom stumbled across biochar. That was during the first season of The Carbon Removal Show. And it turns out that this biochar stuff… it's not just an ancient technology but also a cutting-edge solution for today’s climate problems. 


    Grounded: A Climate Startup Journey captures the highs and lows of a green startup - from sharp learning curves to unlikely breakthroughs. Listen in as Tom digs deep into the realities and complexities of setting up a carbon removal project, and gets to grips with the science, the money, and everything it takes to build an environmentally (and financially) sustainable business.


    Because if we’re going to save the planet, we’re going to need a lot more businesses like this one.






    Search for ‘Grounded: A Climate Startup Journey’ in your favourite podcast player, or click here for all the links.

    • 2 min
    S3 #5 | How can companies contribute to industry scale?: Gigaton thinking - with MASH Makes

    S3 #5 | How can companies contribute to industry scale?: Gigaton thinking - with MASH Makes

    What happens when an individual company bakes industry scale up into their business philosophy? In this episode, Jakob Andersen shares the “gigaton thinking” mindset that drives his company, MASH Makes, in their approach to business and biochar.


    MASH Makes started as a project at the Technological University of Denmark focusing on technology that could convert various waste streams (mainly residue biomass) into different energy products. In short, MASH Makes use automated machines that are able to produce bio oil, hydrogen and electricity from agricultural waste, with the main byproduct of this process being biochar – a soil amendment that actively absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.


    Big thanks to MASH Makes for supporting this episode.


    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading and all our sources, head to thecarbonremovalshow.com.


    And thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show.

    • 39 min
    S3 #4 | The importance of fungibility in carbon markets - with Carbonaires

    S3 #4 | The importance of fungibility in carbon markets - with Carbonaires

    With scaling up in mind, this episode dives into an innovative concept that could help the industry take big steps forward. Tom and Emily are joined by Jonny Gilson from Carbonaires and Professor Niall Mac Dowell from Imperial College London to discuss Carbonaires’ ideas for the future of the voluntary carbon market. 


    Big thanks to Carbonaires for supporting this episode.


    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading and all our sources, head to thecarbonremovalshow.com.


    And thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show.

    • 24 min
    S3 #3 | 2023: Year in review

    S3 #3 | 2023: Year in review

    2023 was a big year for carbon removal! With only 27 years until 2050, Tom and Emily look back on the last 12 months to reflect on the current stage of the industry’s growth commercially, socially and politically. With big thanks to the organisers, speakers and participants of Carbon Unbound Europe 2023 for welcoming us to the event and for all the inspiration.


    Huge thanks to all our guests in this episode:


    Sebastian Manhart, Senior Policy Advisor at Carbonfuture


    Oliver Katz, Founder and CEO of Unbound Summits


    Michelle Li, Founder and Executive Director of Women and Climate


    Gabrielle Walker, Co-Founder of CUR8 and Founder of Rethinking Removals


    Bilha Ndirangu, CEO at Great Carbon Valley


    Ted Christie-Miller, Director of Carbon Removal at BeZero Carbon


    And our very own Producer Ben, making his on-mic debut for The Carbon Removal Show!


    We also shout out a lot of other hard working CDR companies and organisations in this episode:


    CDR.fyiCarbon Removals at COPMission ZeroHeirloomClimeworksRewind: biomass sinkingBrilliant Planet: macroalgaeEquatic: ocean direct carbon removalDeutscher Verband für negative EmissionenCO2RE Future Leaders Network: join the SlackWomen and Climate: join the Slack





    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading and all our sources, head to thecarbonremovalshow.com.


    And thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show.






    Resources and further reading


    Climeworks and Great Carbon Valley chart path to large-scale direct air capture and storage deployment in Kenya: https://climeworks.com/news/climeworks-and-great-carbon-valley-chart-path-to-large-scale-dac 


    Mission Zero turns on UK’s first direct air capture plant to enable jet fuel made from air: https://www.missionzero.tech/news/uk-first-direct-air-capture-plant 


    Suck carbon from the air? US facility launches novel climate solution: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/19/carbon-dioxide-direct-air-capture 


    On the durability of biochar carbon storage: https://biochar.systems/durability-statement/


    Assessing biochar's permanence: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166516223002276?via%3Dihub 


    Frontier Makes Largest Carbon Removal Purchase From Lithos Carbon: https://carbonherald.com/frontier-makes-largest-carbon-removal-purchase-from-lithos-carbon/


    Carbonfuture, Exomad Green, and Microsoft Sign One of the Largest Biochar Carbon Removal Deals To-Date: https://www.carbonfuture.com/project-showcase/carbonfuture-announces-innovative-offtake-collaboration-with-exomad-green-and-microsoft-for-large-scale-biochar-carbon-removal 


    COP28 — Mixed Results on Removals, Markets and Carbon Capture: https://evetamme.com/2023/12/14/cop28-on-carbon-removal-ccs-and-markets/ 


    Why Carbon Removals Are Center Stage At COP28: https://www.forbes.com/sites/phildeluna/2023/12/07/why-carbon-removals-are-center-stage-at-cop28/?sh=26a7e1e82c68 


    Climeworks Direct Air Capture Summit 2023 Highlights: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://climeworkscom.cdn.prismic.io/climeworkscom/9493f4d4-676f-47cc-a1f8-8959bc84abee_DAC%2BSummit%2Bhighlights%2B2023%2B%25282%2529.pdf&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1704643167135658&usg=AOvVaw1O0rP7eNt04mSMiYQB3UKo


    Paying for Quality: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2023: https://3298623.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/3298623/SOVCM%202023/2023-EcoMarketplace_SOVCM-Nov28_FINALrev-1.pdf


    The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report: https://www.stateofcdr.org/


    Fossil-fuel industry embrace raises alarm bells over direct air capture: https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/climate-energy/fossil-fuel-industry-embrace-raises-alarm-bells-over-direct-air-capture-2023-10-10/


    Biden picks two DAC hubs for federal funding: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/cen-10127-buscon1

    • 47 min
    S3 #2 | Analogies for scale: what other technologies can teach us about carbon removal

    S3 #2 | Analogies for scale: what other technologies can teach us about carbon removal

    Season 3 continues and the team remains focused on scaling up. The question today: has it been done before? The task ahead is huge and can sometimes feel insurmountable. In order to deliver what scientists say is needed, the carbon removal industry must go from the young seedling emerging market we know today to a great complex ecosystem - and time is against us. Has this level of growth ever been seen before?


    In today’s episode, Tom and Emily go hunting for reassuring precedents and inspirational analogies. Every global industry that we now take for granted was once a young seedling too. How do those industries compare to CDR? What can we learn from their development? And will looking at their histories help us feel more prepared for the future?


    In this episode, we listen back to brief clips from Sophie Purdom, co-founder of CTVC, and Dr Steve Smith, executive director of CO2RE. We first heard from them in season 1 episode 1 and season 2 episode 2 respectively.






    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading and all our sources, head to thecarbonremovalshow.com.


    And thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show.






    Resources and further reading


    Analogies and ecoraps for more carbon removal - https://medium.com/nori-carbon-removal/analogies-and-ecoraps-for-more-carbon-removal-3f4e8d92d1b4


    Explaining the Exponential Growth of Renewable Energy - https://www.wri.org/insights/growth-renewable-energy-sector-explained 


    Developments in wind power - https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0602/ 


    The Hole: How Ronnie and Maggie Saved the World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2JzOlRff08&t=1s


    Back from the brink: how the world rapidly sealed a deal to save the ozone layer - https://rapidtransition.org/stories/back-from-the-brink-how-the-world-rapidly-sealed-a-deal-to-save-the-ozone-layer/ 


    Learning from Success: Lessons in Science and Diplomacy from the Montreal Protocol - https://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2020/learning-success-lessons-in-science-and-diplomacy-montreal-protocol 


    Should carbon removal be treated as waste management? Lessons from the cultural history of waste - https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsfs.2020.0010#d1e755 


    Is the UK’s waste infrastructure ready for a circular economy - https://rrfw.org.uk/2018/01/08/is-the-uks-waste-infrastructure-ready-for-a-circular-economy/ 


    Shifting the Direct Air Capture Paradigm - https://www.bcg.com/publications/2023/solving-direct-air-carbon-capture-challenge


    How have COVID-19 vaccines been developed so fast - https://www.immunology.org/public-information/vaccine-resources/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-infographics/speed-of-development 


    A Guide to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts - https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/guide-global-covid-19-vaccine-efforts


    How COVID‐19 vaccine supply chains emerged in the midst of a pandemic - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8447169/


    How did we develop a COVID-19 vaccine so quickly? - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/how-did-we-develop-a-covid-19-vaccine-so-quickly 


    Smart phones:


    https://blog.textedly.com/smartphone-history-when-were-smartphones-invented


    https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2011/07/11/overview-of-smartphone-adoption/


    https://www.pcmag.com/archive/smartphone-adoption-rate-fastest-in-tech-history-301990


    https://www.govtech.com/products/how-smartphones-revolutionized-society-in-less-than-a-decade.html


    https://www.oberlo.com/statistics/how-many-people-have-smartphones


    https://www.bankmycell.com/blog/how-many-phones-are-in-the-world


    Streaming continues to overtake TV - https://digitalcontentnext.org/blog/2023/05/16/streaming-continues-to-overtake-tv/


    The rise of social media - https://ourworldindata.org/rise-of-social-media

    • 45 min
    S3 #1 | Getting serious about scale

    S3 #1 | Getting serious about scale

    We are back! Did you miss us?


    Kicking off Season 3, Tom and Emily are exploring what it will take to grow the carbon removal industry to the scale we need. They speak to various actors in the carbon removal space, from project developers and policy experts to marketplaces and buyers. Their curiosity for the scaling problem took the team on a trip to Basel, Switzerland for a CDR conference hosted by Carbonfuture: Carbon Removal Basel.


    The team uses this episode to highlight some key themes around trust and scaling up that will be explored throughout the season.


    A huge thanks to our guests


    Jan Minx, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, MCC and co-author of The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report


    Hannes Junginger, CEO and co-founder at Carbonfuture


    Ben Brandt, CPO and co-founder at Ledgy


    Adam Sipthorpe, Senior Portfolio Manager - CDRs at South Pole


    Paolo Piffaretti, CEO and co-founder at Carbonx


    Sebastian Manhart, Senior Policy Advisor at Carbonfuture


    Our guests for this episode were recorded in April 2023. Their input reflects the individuals' and organisations’ views at that time.


    To learn more about The Carbon Removal Show, including further reading and all our sources, head to thecarbonremovalshow.com.


    Thanks to Carbonfuture for hosting us at their inaugural Carbon Removal Basel even


    And thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show.






    Resources


    State of CDR: https://www.stateofcdr.org/resources


    Carbonfuture’s recap of Carbon Removal Basel: https://www.carbonfuture.com/magazine/recap-of-carbon-removal-basel-2023 


    Carbon Removal Basel retirement credits: https://platform.carbonfuture.earth/balancer/portfolios/view/main/50fa5b10-e4de-412c-8d75-0d1df060a63b

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

PoconosNina ,

Clearly explains carbon removal options and pros and cons

I had recently reread “The soil will save us” and am interested in how companies can use soil offsets (would like to find a way where companies see an additional benefit, maybe in tomatoes :) ). Also interested in how individuals can participate.

Very interesting and easy to understand information presented in this podcast.

Highly recommend.

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