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Published on September 18, 2020

Shopify buys carbon removal from Puro.earth

We are excited to announce that Shopify has chosen three Puro.earth carbon removal suppliers as part of their bold commitmentto invest a minimum of $5 million annually intothe most promising, impactful technologies and projects fighting climate change globally.          
Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, and manage businesses of any size, with $307+ billion in global economic impact from merchants on it’s platform in 2020. Through it’s Sustainability Fund, Shopify invests in companies developing high-potential technologies that are pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to kickstart the carbon removal market.    

We are proud to help Shopify in fulfilling their commitment with CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) which help suppliers to scale and commercialize their technologies. With a high-profile company like Shopify betting on the potential of industrial carbon removal to impact the climate, the Carbon Transformation is beginning to build momentum 🚀 👏.

Congratulations to Carbofex, ECOERA and ECHO2!

Meet the selected suppliers

Carbofex

Carbofex is the biggest EBC-certified biochar producer in Europe, offering a premium grade of biochar for the horticulture industry and water filtering applications. One tonne of Carbofex biochar removes 3,11 tonnes of CO2 eq. from the atmosphere into long-term storage in the product. The feedstock is spruce thinnings from sustainably managed Finnish PEFC-certified forests, that would otherwise decompose. The additional income from CORCs will stimulate the development of new biochar-based products such as a phosphorus removal system for lakes and water ecosystems.

ECOERA

ECOERA is a Swedish biochar innovation company awarded the WWF Climate Solver company label. They have been in the biochar field for over ten years and in 2009 created Sweden’s first large scale biochar carbon sequestration in agricultural fields. The biochar is produced from residue biomass streams from industrial seed production, that would otherwise be wasted or decompose.  Each tonne of biochar is 78% pure carbon and embodies 2,57 tonnes of CO2e while manufacturing it emits only 0,05 tonnes of CO2e. The additional revenue contributes to adding other types of feedstock (biomass such as algae) increasing carbon sequestration.

ECHO2

ECHO2 transforms green wastes from plantation forestry, agriculture, food and wood processing, that would otherwise end up as green-house gas emissions by being burned or landfilled, into biochar and bioenergy. Each tonne of biochar is over 80% pure carbon and removes 2.88 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of product, for centuries. The biochar is used for horticulture and agriculture. Income from the additional revenue allows the next ECHO2  modules to be commissioned and new biochar commercial products to be developed, increasing the volume of CO2 that is removed and stored in the biochar, for centuries. ECHO2  is located in Australia and is the first Puro.earth-certified biochar producer outside Europe.

To neutralize your carbon emissions with science-based, verified CORCs from these and other suppliers visit the Carbon Removal Supplier Listings.

Are you ready to include carbon removal in your climate actions? Welcome to join us, don't hesitate to book a meeting or contact us.

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