Founded in 2009, ClimeCo pioneered the development of emission-reduction projects at U.S. nitric acid plants and has rapidly evolved into a leading environmental commodity solutions company. Today, ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related solutions. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs. We operate at the forefront of an exciting transformation as global businesses, governments, and environmental advocates recognize that environmental markets are the most efficient way to address environmental challenges.
Here’s a look at our history.
2009: ClimeCo Founded
Nitric Acid Protocol Initiated
Version 1 Protocol Issued
First Contracts Secured
Joint Development Agreement Executed
Second Joint Development Agreement Formed
Uzbekistan Project Initiated
Million Tonne Project Developed
New Revenues Generated
Flederbach Takes Ownership
Company cofounder William Flederbach acquires all ClimeCo shares to assume 100% ownership of the business.
Direct Transactions Begin
Voluntary Carbon Market Entered
Merrick Andlinger Welcomed
Merrick G. Andlinger, president of Andlinger & Company, Inc. and advisory board member of Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, joins the ClimeCo board of directors.
Market Advisory Launched
New Solutions & Acquisition Executed
Houston Office Opens
Environmental Fund Created
Acquisition Expands Portfolio
Water Trading Begins
Canadian Market Entered
ClimeCo Canada Established
Steve Mawer Signs On
Steve Mawer, former president of Koch Supply & Trading (KS&T), joins the ClimeCo board.
Biogas-to-Energy Project Launched
Diversification Well Entrenched
CAR Award Received
ClimeCo receives the Climate Action Reserve 2017 Project Developer of the Year award in spring 2018.
ClimeCo Offers Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
Steve Mawer Promoted to Chairman
Steve Mawer is promoted to Chairman of the Board.
ClimeCo Involved in the First California Carbon Offset Futures Transaction
ClimeCo is pleased to announce that on April 7, 2019, they participated in the first trade of the new California Carbon Offset futures contract (CCO Contract) that was listed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).
ClimeCo is Selected as Project Developer of the Year
ClimeCo is pleased to announce its selection as Project Developer of the Year by the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), in recognition for the Most Registered Carbon Offset Projects in 2018.
ClimeCo recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of 2020’s America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
ClimeCo is recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of 2020’s America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. ClimeCo was placed on the list because they experienced exponential growth, especially in the last 3 years.
Adipic Acid Protocol Issued
ClimeCo leads the development of a new protocol to generate carbon offsets from adipic acid production. CAR’s Adipic Acid Production Protocol Version 1.0 was issued on September 30, 2020.
ClimeCo-CVR Partners Collaboration Generates First Carbon Offset Credits from Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project
Joint Development Agreement with ClimeCo to design, install, and operate a tertiary abatement system at one of its nitric acid plants in Coffeyville, Kansas.
ClimeCo Green is Launched
ClimeCo announces launch of e-commerce site, ClimeCo Green, a division of ClimeCo.
ClimeCo Welcomes Emily Damon
ClimeCo adds Emily Damon as Vice President of Sustainability, Policy & Advisory to strengthen and expand the firm’s sustainability services.
ClimeCo Welcomes Rosemary O’Brien
ClimeCo adds Rosemary O’Brien as Vice President of Climate Policy & Strategy to assist with the firm’s agriculture and fertilizer clients in strategizing, developing, and implementing carbon policy and ESG.
Heritage Sustainability Investments, LLC Purchases Stake in ClimeCo
ClimeCo Expands Board of Directors
ClimeCo is pleased to welcome Chad Peterson, President of Heritage Sustainability Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of The Heritage Group, to our Board of Directors.
ClimeCo Generates World’s First Plastic Credit with TONTOTON
ClimeCo partners with TONTOTON, a project developer in Vietnam that removes no-value plastic from the environment to generate the world’s first plastic credit from an independent protocol and 3rd party verification audit.
ClimeCo Welcomes Karin Corfee to Board of Managers
ClimeCo is pleased to welcome Karin Corfee to our Board of Managers. She brings over 30 years of experience assisting companies in developing and implementing clean energy strategies.
ClimeCo Strengthens ESG Portfolio With Acquisition of GAA
ClimeCo is pleased to announce the acquisition of Global Affairs Associates (GAA), LLC, an Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) and sustainability consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.
ClimeCo Named on Inc. Magazine’s 2021 Best in Business List for Environmental Services
ClimeCo is named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list. This award recognizes companies who had an extraordinary impact on their clients and customers, communities, industries, the environment, and society – making a positive difference in the world.
ClimeCo Welcomes Erika Schiller
ClimeCo adds Erika Schiller as Vice President of Project Development to expand the company’s cutting-edge decarbonization strategies by leveraging finance, design, and build expertise.
I EMIT NO GAS™ Movement Introduced
ClimeCo’s carbon and plastic credit e-commerce company, ClimeCo Green, introduces I EMIT NO GAS™ Movement.
Warburg Pincus & The Heritage Group Invest in ClimeCo
ClimeCo raised over $50 million in an investment round led by Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group to Expand Global Decarbonization Platform.
Marsoft & ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate Decarbonization in Shipping
Marsoft Inc and ClimeCo collaborate to expand Marsoft’s GreenScreen carbon credit services, removing financial barriers to the shipping industry’s commitment to achieve material CO2 emissions reductions.
Johnson Matthey and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate The Deployment of Low Carbon Solutions
Johnson Matthey (JM), a leader in sustainable technologies, is collaborating with ClimeCo, a global climate solutions company, to accelerate the deployment of enhanced carbon capture solutions for industry.
ClimeCo Ranked #1 in Real Leaders Impact Awards for Professional/Advisory Services
ClimeCo is ranked #1 in the 2023 Real Leaders Impact Awards for Professional/Advisory Service category.
ClimeCo Acquires 3GreenTree To Enrich Ecosystems Around the World
ClimeCo is excited to announce the acquisition of 3GreenTree Ecosystem Service Ltd.