2024 KCP Application
Customers & Partnerships
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Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
Social & Cultural Pathways
Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
Carbominer is developing new CO2 direct air capture technology to help greenhouse growers switch to sustainable CO2. We are offering sort of CO2 as a service for our clients, using traditional Direct Sales B2B model. Our first target customers are greenhouse growers, as they need CO‚ÇÇ to promote plants' growth by 25-30% depending on crop type. Nowadays, they either use liquefied CO2 in tanks, which is not cheap, or burn natural gas for heating and get CO2 as a side-product, which is not climate-friendly. We are going to offer them CO2 at 30% cheaper price alongside with significant reduce of their current emissions to obtain CO2 for plants (by switching to our circular economy solution). Our CEO Nick Oseyko is a serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of management experience. He worked as CFO and HRD in corporations and successfully led his own businesses. However, he has always been an engineer by education and wanted to make a global change for future generations. In February 2019 he came up with the idea of capturing CO2 from the ambient air, and later that year he ordered several experiments and created a proof-of-concept. Later, in 2020 he found investors and hired a highly qualified team for research & development. With our mission ‚ to change the conventional CO2 supply chain for growers by offering them clean and cost-efficient CO2 from the open air, ‚ we can really make an impact by contributing to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 9, 13.
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Best Estimate of GHG Avoidance/Reduction of This Project (Tonnes CO2 Equivalent/Year):
Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
The main inequality of climate change is that usually those who are the least guilty in pollution are those who suffer the most from it. According to recent Carbon 180 report Removing Forward, issued in August 2021: Those that are bearing the brunt of these impacts are also the most vulnerable in society: Black, Indigenous, low-income, and other communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution. The climate crisis has highlighted the disparities across groups that continue to worsen under existing power structures and incremental climate action . We wish to do our business right and therefore plan to invite local communities in places of interest (where we plan to build our production facilities) to the open discussion. We can‚ t predict if our project will receive mostly acceptance or criticism, but we believe that public engagement must be robust. After choosing location for a small series production facility, we can conduct community outreach to ensure that there is a societal acceptance of our the carbon removal project deployment and to identify ways to earn trust and support from local communities, for instance through one-on-one conversations with community leaders. And ‚ without any doubt, ‚ we will bear the bulk of the monitoring part regarding project impacts and risks, as well as reporting to local communities. Besides that, to successfully deploy this project, Carbominer needs new people in the team ‚ from electricians, welders, mechanics to general labourers. By building production facilities, we‚ ll be able to give jobs to the local communities, who are disproportionately experiencing the biggest losses due to climate change or are at risk of experiencing higher or more adverse human health or environmental effects. And, in our hirings, we are going to stick to the principles of gender and racial diversity, to provide balanced representation of each community. Many of these jobs will be in construction and maintenance of our capturing units, as well as its transportation. And while creating such jobs, we can as well support workers from fossil fuel related industries in their transition to clean innovations sector. Our core value proposition as a business for these people will include diversity, dignified salaries and feeling of participation in a transparent and sustainable business.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation