Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission

NEWS AND UPDATES 

  • [December 22, 2022] The CDR Mission has released a Scope of Work for the Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) technical track. Check it out here!
  • [November 17, 2022] The CDR Mission announced the Launchpad sprint project at COP27. Watch the recorded event here!
  • [September 23, 2022] The CDR Mission released its Innovation Roadmap  and Action Plan at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF).
  • [September 23, 2022] At the GCEAF, the CDR Mission launched the Carbon Dioxide Removal Launchpad, a global push for CDR pilot-scale tests and demonstrations projects.
  • [November 5 , 2021] The Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission was announced at COP26. Read our joint mission statement for more information.

 

Find out more about the Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission.

 

The Co-leads: United States  Saudi Arabia Canada

  • United States of America, Department of Energy
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Energy
  • Canada, Natural Resources Canada

 

Core Mission Members:

  • Norway, Gassnova
  • Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

 

Mission Support Group:

  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
  • India, Ministry of Science and Technology (DBT and DST)
  • United Kingdom, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

 


CDR LAUNCHPAD

Ministers and senior leadership at the COP27 announcement of the CDR Launchpad on November 17, 2022. Pictured from left to right: Japan Deputy Director-General for Environmental Affairs Shinichi Kihara; Denmark Head of Department in the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities Asser Rasmussen Berling; Canada Assistant Deputy Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stephen de Boer; U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; U.K. Minister for Climate Graham Stuart MP; Iceland Special Envoy for Climate Benedikt Höskuldsson. CDR Launchpad founding members not pictured: European Commission and Norway.

The Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Launchpad is a coalition of governments who have agreed to work together to accelerate the pace of CDR advancements through large demonstration projects and share data and experiences. It is the first “sprint” project of the CDR Mission.

Demonstration projects of 1,000 tonnes or more per year of CO2 removal are critical for driving down costs and scaling up CDR approaches. The Launchpad focuses on a portfolio of CDR approaches including direct air capture with storage, enhanced mineralization, and biomass with carbon removal and storage. In time, this sprint could expand to include additional carbon removal approaches.

First-wave members who have joined the Launchpad include Canada, the European Commission, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Launchpad is a call to action and both Mission Innovation members and non-MI members are encouraged to join.

The Mission’s CDR Launchpad is an important step towards rapidly and responsibly bringing the carbon dioxide removal industry to giga-tonne scale, which the IPCC indicates is needed alongside deep decarbonization to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.. The efforts made by this coalition will help increase the number of pilot-scale tests and demonstrations of CDR technologies by ten times from 2022 levels within three years, and grow the number of full-scale commercial CDR demonstrations to more than a dozen within six years.

Read more about the CDR Mission Launchpad here.

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