Climeworks is continuously evaluating further options to collaborate with independent standards to incorporate our activities in a third-party registry and is actively calling for the establishment of harmonized international standards for CDR, enabling certification based on a robust assessment of activities.
Together with DNV, a global leader in quality and risk assurance, as well as Carbfix, the globally leading storage provider through mineralization, Climeworks has developed the world’s first methodology focusing on Direct Air Capture with storage through subsurface mineralization. The methodology(ies) has been validated according to ISO 14064-2.
Our Orca project has subsequently produced CDR following the requirements specified in the validated methodology. Orca’s CDR production has subsequently been (and will continue to be) 3rd party verified by DNV, representing the world’s first independent assessment of DACS operations. Our pioneering actions and 3rd party verified deliveries have provided meaningful learnings and position Climeworks ready for further integration towards an independent and dedicated CDR certification standard/body.
Besides external validation and verification of the DAC project activity, DNV’s assessment guarantees no double counting of our services, as required in the methodology and implemented based on the ISO 9001 quality management label. The methodology further mandates that sales are restricted to the net CO2 removal of our plants only. (Meaning that grey emissions/life cycle emissions must be subtracted) .
Following these processes and further guidance/information on the Article 6 framework, we look forward to being able to work under stringent international standards working in tandem with independent and accredited verification bodies