Engineered Carbon Removal Working Group

Members of the C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council, along with innovative technology developers and other companies across the value chain, are taking part in a technology working group aimed at accelerating the commercial deployment of engineered carbon removal (ECR). Engineered carbon removal is a necessary complement to industrial decarbonization and the transition to clean energy. The working group is focused on direct air capture (DAC) and biomass with carbon removal and storage. It is a living venue for collaboration and problem-solving across the entire ECR value chain. C2ES will curate working group discussions based on the interest of attendees and aim to explore key technology, market, and policy opportunities.

C2ES is a partner in the Direct Air Capture Coalition, a community of more than 90 companies and organizations focused on mobilizing DAC solutions. C2ES is excited to contribute policy expertise to the coalition and connect with select coalition members involved in the Engineered Carbon Removal Working Group.

Project Goals:

  • Create a venue for stakeholders to analyze engineered carbon removal (ECR) technologies, the markets they will be deployed within, the barriers to large-scale deployment, and the policy steps necessary to accelerate commercialization.
  • Share key insights to educate stakeholders on ECR technologies and the policies that will be needed to scale them.
  • Build a coalition of innovators and leading companies aligned around a shared vision for the role of ECR technologies in achieving net zero, and the policies and market mechanisms that will enable their broad and responsible commercial deployment.

The Engineered Carbon Removal Ecosystem

How We Work

Building the ECR ecosystem

As a venue for voices from across entire value chain, we help build consensus across the ECR industry and provide policymakers a holistic view of the challenges to scaling ECR.By strategically engaging other NGOs and coalitions working on ECR, we will build on their expertise when crafting our vision for the future of ECR.

Gaining cutting edge insights

Reflecting that ECR is a nascent technology and growing industry, participation in the working group provides an opportunity to learn from other working group members on how ECR technology trends are evolving.

Fostering peer connection

The working group offers a venue for conversation and collaboration across the industry, including between companies who may not normally engage with each other.

Informing federal ECR policy

By convening a diverse group of stakeholders that represent the entire ecosystem, we develop more effective policy solutions and have a stronger voice as a coalition advocating for them.

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