To pave the way for a sustainable future and tackle climate change head-on, we recognise the need for drastically reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Numerous sectors and industries must undergo transformative changes to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions significantly. At PML Applications, we’re committed to contributing to a net-zero future, as explicitly outlined in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.
While we acknowledge that emissions reduction remains paramount, we also understand the pivotal role of Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal (oCDR). Leveraging the ocean’s vast potential to employ cutting-edge technologies for carbon dioxide removal and storage, oCDR involves the extraction of CO2 from the ocean, securely storing it for the long-term in geological, terrestrial, or oceanic reservoirs.
PML Applications is actively working alongside a variety of companies who possess novel oCDR technologies.
We are driving innovation in the research, development, measurement, testing, and validation of carbon removal technologies and nature-based solutions. Our comprehensive services are tailored to your needs, including:
- Validating Carbon Removal Technologies: We rigorously evaluate and validate cutting-edge carbon removal methods to ensure their effectiveness.
- Assessing Environmental Impact: Our experts conduct thorough assessments of the environmental impact associated with carbon removal technologies.
- Quantifying Ecosystem Services: We quantify the ecosystem services and co-benefits stemming from blue carbon projects.
- Investigating Carbon Loss Impacts: We analyse the potential consequences of carbon loss from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facilities.
- Biogeochemical Modelling: Our specialists employ biogeochemical models to offer valuable insights into carbon cycling and removal.
- Carbonate Chemistry Analysis: We conduct precise carbonate chemistry analysis and modelling to predict and validate carbon removal technologies.
- Carbon Store Assessment: Our assessments cover the comprehensive evaluation of carbon storage potential.
Our suite of oCDR initiatives to date encompasses:
- Ocean Alkalinisation: We can verify the geochemical processes that capture carbon by introducing alkaline materials, such as brucite, silicate, or carbonate rocks, into the ocean. This enhances the natural carbon absorption capacity of our oceans.
- Blue Carbon Management: We provide services to validate the exceptional carbon-absorbing capacities of ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows. Through our efforts, we can help you harness these ecosystems to securely store substantial amounts of atmospheric carbon, thereby playing a crucial role in climate change mitigation.
- Ocean Fertilisation: We can help you verify the enhancement of nutrient-poor surface waters through the introduction of vital nutrients like iron, phosphorus, and nitrogen. This process stimulates photosynthesis, allowing for the capture of excess CO2 within phytoplankton or macroalgae biomass.
Come join us at PML Applications, where we blend cutting-edge science with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Together, we can work towards creating a greener and more sustainable future. Contact us today to explore how our expertise can drive your climate action initiatives forward.
Please see also: https://www.pml.ac.uk/science/Ocean-Carbon-Dioxide-Removal