This startup is helping the ocean absorb more harmful carbon emissions
Removing carbon from the atmosphere is a growing field of business in the fight against global warming, but it’s not just big air vacuums doing the work. New technology is targeting an even bigger potential resource: the ocean.
Ebb Carbon wants to pull CO₂ from the sky with electricity and seawater
At a waterfront lab in Sequim Bay, a quiet inlet on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the startup Ebb Carbon is trying to answer a crucial question for the climate: Can we supercharge the ocean’s role as a carbon sink to help limit global warming?
This startup founded by ex-Tesla, Google, and SolarCity staffers uses the ocean for carbon removal. Check out the 13-slide pitch deck Ebb Carbon used to raise $20 million.
An ocean-based carbon removal company founded by former Tesla, SolarCity, and Google X employees has just secured $20 million in Series A financing. (Subscription required)
This tech uses seawater to fight climate change—and stops another ocean disaster in the process
The ocean can suck up a lot of carbon (good!) but that process makes the water dangerously acidic (bad!). Ebb Carbon has found a way to put more carbon in, while lowering the acidity levels at the same time.
Interview With Ebb Carbon Founder Ben Tarbell
"The ocean is the unsung hero of climate change and it’s been pushed to its limits... we have both an obligation and an opportunity here to help the ocean by aiding its ability to sequester CO₂ and clean up some of the damage that humanity has caused it through carbon emissions and warming."
This Startup Is Enhancing the Ocean’s Ability to Store Carbon, Reversing Acidification
Ebb Carbon’s pioneering carbon-removal technology combines with electrochemistry to accelerate the ocean's natural process of carbon removal, safely storing it for 10,000+ years, whilst simultaneously reducing ocean acidity — helping heal one of our strongest assets in the climate change fight.
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Why it's poised to take off: Ebb Carbon has built a system that fits into a shipping container, says Ed Phillips of Future Planet Capital. Ebb Carbon's system "can reach gigaton scale at sub-$100 a ton of CO₂ captured" while also using less energy than other methods, Phillips added.
Meet Ebb Carbon, the Startup Turbocharging Ocean-based Carbon Removal
Oceans are large carbon sinks, absorbing CO₂ and using it to form bicarbonate—essentially, baking soda—that safely stores carbon for thousands of years. But this carbon removal process currently happens over millions of years, and is being hampered by climate change. That’s where Ebb Carbon... comes in.