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Remove carbon as you grow your business

With Stripe Climate, you can direct a fraction of your revenue to help scale emerging carbon removal technologies in just a few clicks. Join a growing group of ambitious businesses changing the course of carbon removal.

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Contribute a fraction of your company’s revenue to fund frontier carbon removal technologies right from your dashboard in just a few clicks.

Fund frontier carbon removal

We direct 100% of your contribution to carbon removal. Our scientific advisors help maximize the long-term impact. Stripe buys carbon removal from the exact same projects.

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Available now for US businesses

It will take a global, collective effort to scale carbon removal. Stripe Climate is currently open to US-based Stripe users, and we’re quickly expanding to all countries where Stripe operates.

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The case for funding carbon removal

Carbon removal is critical to counteract climate change

To prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we should aim to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which corresponds to reducing global annual CO₂ emissions from about 40 gigatons per year as of 2018, to net zero by 2050.

To accomplish this, the world will likely need to both radically reduce the new emissions we put into the air, and remove carbon already in the atmosphere.

Path to limit global temperature increase to ~1.5°C
Limit global temperature increase to:
Historical emissions ~2°C path ~1.5°C path Current path
Carbon removal needed to limit global temperature increase to ~1.5°C.
Historical emissions via Global Carbon Project,1 "Current path" shows SSP4-6.0,2,3 removal pathways adapted from CICERO.4 For simplicity this chart only shows CO₂, though the modeled scenarios account for other greenhouse gas emissions, all of which will need to be reduced.

However, carbon removal is behind

Existing carbon removal solutions such as reforestation and soil carbon sequestration are important, but they alone are unlikely to scale to the size of the problem. New carbon removal technologies need to be developed—ones that have the potential to be high volume and low cost by 2050—even if they aren’t yet mature.

Today, carbon removal solutions face a chicken-and-egg problem. As early technologies, they’re more expensive, so don’t attract a critical mass of customers. But without wider adoption, they can’t scale production to become cheaper.

Early adopters can change the course of carbon removal

Early purchasers can help new carbon removal technologies get down the cost curve and up the volume curve. Experience with manufacturing learning and experience curves has shown repeatedly that deployment and scale beget improvement, a phenomenon seen across DNA sequencing, hard drive capacity, and solar panels.

This thinking shaped our initial commitment and first purchases. If a broad coalition of like-minded buyers commits substantial investment, we’re optimistic that we can shift the trajectory of the industry and increase the likelihood the world has the portfolio of solutions needed.
Stylized representation of experience curves from the Santa Fe Institute.5

How we find and fund

Our portfolio and scientific advisors

We work with a multidisciplinary group of top scientific experts to help us find and evaluate the most promising carbon removal technologies. Explore our growing portfolio of early-stage carbon removal projects, read the criteria we use to select them, or view our open sourced project applications.

Climeworks

Climeworks uses renewable geothermal energy and waste heat to capture CO₂ directly from the air, concentrate it, and permanently sequester it underground in basaltic rock formations with Carbfix. While it’s early in scaling, it’s permanent, easy to measure, and the capacity of this approach is theoretically nearly limitless.

CarbonCure

CarbonCure injects CO₂ into fresh concrete, where it mineralizes and is permanently stored while improving the concrete’s compressive strength. Today they source waste CO₂, but represent a promising platform technology for permanent CO₂ storage, a key component of future carbon removal systems.

Project Vesta

Project Vesta captures CO₂ by using an abundant, naturally occurring mineral called olivine. Ocean waves grind down the olivine, increasing its surface area. As the olivine breaks down, it captures atmospheric CO₂ from within the ocean and stabilizes it as limestone on the seafloor.

Charm Industrial

Charm Industrial has created a novel process for preparing and injecting bio-oil into geologic storage. Bio-oil is produced from biomass and maintains much of the carbon that was captured naturally by the plants. By injecting it into secure geologic storage, they’re making the carbon storage permanent.

Our advisors

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Direct Air Capture

Dr. Steven Hamburg

Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Ecosystem Ecology

Dr. Phil Renforth

Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
Carbon Mineralization

Dr. Jane Zelikova

Chief Scientist, Carbon180
Soil Carbon

Dr. Bill Anderegg

Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Forestry

Dr. Zara L'Heureux

Ph.D, Columbia University
Direct Air Capture

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