American Airlines partners with Graphyte to trap 10,000 tons of CO2 underground, advancing eco-friendly efforts amid startups’ innovations in mitigating climate change through emission reduction technology, according to a Verge article which reports,
“American Airlines signed a deal to trap 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide underground. It’s part of the airline’s plans to limit the pollution causing climate change, and it marks the first major deal for the Bill Gates-backed startup Graphyte that’s developing cutting-edge technology to tackle the problem.
Similar startups are selling services to big brands that want to draw down some of the planet-heating emissions they release into the atmosphere. They’re developing technology that filters CO2 out of the air or seawater — equipment that’s so expensive that it hasn’t been able to scale enough to make a meaningful dent in carbon emissions.”
Graphyte’s groundbreaking process transforms biomass byproducts into carbon-dense blocks, wrapped in polymer barriers and stored underground by American Airlines, marking a pivotal step in carbon removal efforts, according to a Dallas Morning News article which says,
“The process takes biomass byproducts, like crop and wood residue, and dries it to prevent decomposition. It is then converted into carbon-dense blocks. These blocks are wrapped in a polymer barrier and monitored in a storage facility.
“This is a landmark agreement for both Graphyte and American Airlines,” said Barclay Rogers, CEO of Graphyte in a release. “It demonstrates the growing demand for affordable and scalable high-quality carbon removal credits and the ability of carbon casting technology to make a significant impact in the fight against climate change in the very near term.””
American Airlines, committed to reducing aviation’s climate impact, partners with Graphyte to accelerate low-carbon technologies, emphasizing the need for scalable carbon credits in achieving emission goals.