Garrett Guard is a researcher focused on carbon removal. Previously, he worked as a Research Analyst at BeZero Carbon, and at the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy where he worked to build better representation of carbon removal technologies in integrated assessment models.
Garrett Guard is a researcher focused on carbon removal. Previously, he worked as a Research ...see more
Removing carbon is just half the battle - we need to store it too
Playing the devil’s advocate on durability
Durability - the length of time carbon is removed from the atmosphere - is for many market participants becoming the central factor when assessing the integrity of carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Frontier, the CDR fund spearheaded by Stripe, has a strict criteria that any recipient of funding must have at least 1,000 years of durability. But why, I hear you ask, are we fixated on storage that lasts longer than the Bayeux Tapestry? Why an entire millenia? Why not 500 years, or 200 years?