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ClimeCo Partners with Aclymate, a Software Solution for Small Businesses Interested in Making Climate Impacts

ClimeCo Partners with Aclymate, a Software Solution for Small Businesses Interested in Making Climate Impacts

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ClimeCo Partners with Aclymate, a Software Solution for Small Businesses Interested in Making Climate Impacts

 

Boyertown, Pennsylvania (September 8, 2022) – ClimeCo, a global company that focuses on developing and trading environmental commodities and advising clients on sustainability and emerging environmental markets, announces a partnership with Aclymate.

Aclymate is a web-based application solution for small and medium-sized businesses that desire to address their climate footprint but are otherwise unable to do so in a practical or economical manner. They offer users a robust, intuitive, and friendly way to transform their best climate intentions into climate action so that any business can become a climate leader.

“There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States alone. Small business owners are passionate about being part of the solution to environmental problems,” says Derek Six, Chief Operating Officer at ClimeCo. “Still, there were not any affordable and effective tools for these business owners to begin their sustainability journey. Aclymate empowers small businesses, and ClimeCo is excited to support this effort.”

Aclymate provides carbon footprint and certification services to smaller companies at a cost-effective price, allowing them to show their customers, employees, and stakeholders that they are taking action in the fight against climate change.

“I have been fortunate to know a great many players in carbon markets, and I can say, unequivocally, that Derek and the ClimeCo team are amongst the best,” says Mike Smith, CEO of Aclymate. “I am very excited about this partnership and how we can bring the power of ClimeCo to the small and medium-sized business space.”

ClimeCo will participate on the Board of Directors and support Aclymate in maintaining a great selection of high-quality offset projects. This collaboration will provide Aclymate’s clients with expanded services, including expert ESG Advisory from ClimeCo. The partnership will also strengthen Aclymate’s carbon accounting and carbon offset offerings to a market segment that is generally underserved.

 


About ClimeCo

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.


For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.


About Aclymate 

Aclymate empowers small and medium-sized businesses to become Climate Leaders. With no special knowledge required, our customers can determine their emissions footprint in under 10 minutes per month, find ways to reduce their impact, and offset what cannot be eliminated – all leading to our Climate Leader certification. For more information or to sign up for a free consultation, please go to aclymate.com.

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – August 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – August 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – August 2022

by Derek Six | September 7, 2022


Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 238.81 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • Issuances of CCOs in August totaled 476,620. This brings the issuance of CCOs in 2022 YTD to 6.9 million. This continues a trend of decreasing issuances of CCOs:



  • At least three factors may be at work influencing this severe downturn in CCO issuances: 
    1. Many of the largest potential forestry and ODS projects may have already been developed, and we may be observing a permanent decline in opportunities under the current protocols.
    2. The pandemic may have delayed the development of new projects and/or the process of verification site visits for existing projects.
    3. Many projects have elected to switch their registration. Dairy methane projects have largely transferred over to the LCFS program. Other projects may have elected to register under voluntary protocols given the high voluntary market prices seen in late 2021.

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Tipping the Scale Toward Clean Energy

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Tipping the Scale Toward Clean Energy

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Tipping the Scale Toward Clean Energy


by: Erica Lasdon | August 30, 2022


Boyertown, Pennsylvania (August 30, 2022) –
Sweeping legislation signed into law this month by President Biden will allow for unprecedented investments to decarbonize the nation’s economy. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) earmarks the bulk of its $490 billion spending on clean energy and climate change mitigation initiatives.

Combined with other recent spending bills, the U.S. government is set to begin a period of transformative investments. The Rocky Mountain Institute, a clean energy think tank, notes that the combined bills will more than triple annual real federal spending compared with recent years, which was already elevated from levels of the 1990s and early 2000s. 



While the IRA is far from perfect, advocates say it provides extraordinary opportunities for the conservation of our nation’s lands and waterways and includes significant resources for restoring wildlife habitats and forests. 

The legislation is expected to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to approximately 40%, compared to 2005-levels, by 2030. Without enactment of the IRA, the U.S. was on course to reduce its GHG emissions to only 26%, compared to 2005-levels, over this period, according to an analysis from the World Economic Forum

For the U.S. to reach its emissions-reduction targets, it’s imperative that we begin to take action across the entire technology adoption curve. This means exploring: 

  • Existing technologies that are ready for market but not deployed. 
  • Solutions that require some further development to be market ready. 
  • Technologies that are only prototypes and need significant development.


Importantly, IRA resources will focus on the most hard-to-abate industrial sectors, such as electric power generation. 

As widely reported, the IRA is projected to drive significant emissions reductions in the electric power sector. To a certain extent, this can lower production emissions in steel, cement, and other carbon-intensive industries. However, practical options to capture carbon from industrial processes and traditional energy production require substantial investment to help meet climate goals. The IRA addresses these challenges by creating incentives through a system of grants, loans, and tax credits, including making certain existing credits larger and more durable. 

Here are a few key IRA provisions for companies and investors to be aware of:

  • Changes to 45Q, the existing tax credit for carbon capture and storage (CCS), make it more profitable and easier to access. Companies will be able to earn $85 for every metric ton of CO2 sequestered, rather than $50/ton previously. (The amount earned is less if the CO2 is buried during oil extraction.) The timeline is more favorable too. Previously, a company had to start building capture equipment by 2026. Now it’s 2033. The IRA also significantly lowers the minimum capture requirement.

  • Methane emissions are an urgent issue for many industries, as this type of emission is far more potent than carbon dioxide and hard to detect. For the oil and gas industry, investments in methane detection and a first-time federal fee on methane emissions will amplify existing initiatives within industry to tackle this problem. The IRA also funds grants, rebates, loans, and other assistance to facilities subject to the methane fee for a variety of measures, including adding or improving equipment and processes that reduce methane emissions.

  • Other long-term tax credits include clean hydrogen fuel development, direct-air-capture deployment, and advanced nuclear projects for heavy industry.

By driving down the cost of clean energy and other climate solutions, this approach may make it easier for companies and local governments to increase their climate ambitions. 

Regardless of your business’s sector, you will feel the impact of the IRA and related legislation. As the landscape shifts, companies and investors should factor an increasing rate of technological and systems change into their future plans. 

Deep decarbonization is complex work that requires a diverse set of policy, legal, technology, and market solutions. Forthcoming investments by the U.S. government seek to put the country on a net-zero pathway. Importantly, investors and corporations have many tools available to assess their pathways to net-zero.  

Since our founding, ClimeCo has been a leading transformation partner to companies, investors, and governments pursuing a low-carbon future.  As a vertically integrated sustainability solutions provider, we have enabled our clients to go beyond business as usual. By developing frontier technology- and nature-based carbon-reduction projects, transacting voluntary and compulsory environmental credits, and advising on climate risk and disclosure, our team is dedicated to implementing decarbonization pathways tailored to our clients’ specific sectors, business models, and balance sheets. 

Please get in touch with us if you want to learn more about our: 

  • Complete range of ESG Advisory solutions that help companies improve readiness and resilience in the ever-changing regulatory environment. 

  • Project Development capabilities around high-quality carbon projects that feature strong engagement with our project partners, local stakeholders, carbon registries, and credit buyers.
  • Environmental Credit offerings from projects we develop and projects we invest in.


About ClimeCo

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – August 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – July 2022

Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – July 2022

by Derek Six | August 8, 2022

 
Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 238.34 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • Issuances of CCOs in July totaled 506,768. This brings the issuances of CCOs in 2022 YTD to 6.8 million. This continues a trend of decreasing issuances of CCOs:


  • At least three factors may be at work influencing this severe downturn in CCO issuances: 
    1. Many of the largest potential forestry and ODS projects may have already been developed, and we may be observing a permanent decline in opportunities under the current protocols.
    2. The pandemic may have delayed the development of new projects and/or the process of verification site visits for existing projects.
    3. Many projects have elected to switch their registration.  Dairy methane projects have largely transferred over to the LCFS program.  Other projects may have elected to register under voluntary protocols given the high voluntary market prices seen in late 2021.

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

Johnson Matthey and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate The Deployment of Low Carbon Solutions

Johnson Matthey and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate The Deployment of Low Carbon Solutions

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Johnson Matthey and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate The Deployment of Low Carbon Solutions



Boyertown, Pennsylvania (July 25, 2022) – 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. Under an MoU, the two companies will help synthesis gas (syngas) producers, initially in hydrogen and methanol, to build the business case for reducing CO2 emissions from existing processes by up to 95%.

Combining JM’s unique skills in technology development and deployment with ClimeCo’s expertise in ESG strategy and regulatory analysis, will enable syngas producers to make immediate progress on complex carbon issues by supporting project economics development, de-risking the business case for decarbonisation projects, and providing a mechanism to create validated CO2 emissions reductions and creating compliance credits in many government-backed carbon markets. Together, they will empower customers to make informed decisions on allocating capital for the deployment of JM’s CLEANPACE™ solutions, accelerate emissions reductions, and future-proof their plants against the rising costs of carbon.

ClimeCo signing with Johnson Matthey

Syngas producers are responsible for approximately 70% of CO2 emissions in the chemicals sector. The opportunity for JM’s Low Carbon Solutions to deploy existing technology to over 150 grey hydrogen plants in Europe and North America alone could reduce CO2 emissions by over 100 million tons per year by 2030. This is equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from approximately 40 million cars. This is an addressable market of £1-2 billion and Low Carbon Solutions is a key growth driver for JM.

“Companies around the world are under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and meet net zero targets,” says Jane Toogood, Catalyst Technologies Chief Executive at JM. “Creating strategic partnerships allows us to offer our customers rounded and complete solutions. By working with ClimeCo, we will enable industries such as chemicals and refining, which rely on syngas, to quickly understand the regulatory frameworks, accelerate capital decisions for decarbonisation programmes and easily deploy proven technology solutions that can have an impact today, to create a cleaner world.”

“In order to decarbonise, industry is faced with a complex set of regulatory and financial hurdles,” says Bill Flederbach, ClimeCo’s CEO and President. “This alliance, leveraging ClimeCo’s expertise in regulatory analysis along with advocacy and leadership in environmental credit creation and transactions, supports stakeholders across “hard to abate” industrial sectors by identifying technically and economically viable decarbonisation pathways, helping them go beyond conceptual studies to deploy technology solutions that make a difference today.”

 


About ClimeCo

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.


About Johnson Matthey 

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies that enable a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the performance, function and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, energy, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today about 15,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us. For more information, visit www.matthey.com. 

For more information email jmpr@matthey.com or call +44 207 269 8001. 

Marsoft and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate Decarbonization in Shipping

Marsoft and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate Decarbonization in Shipping

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Marsoft and ClimeCo Collaborate to Accelerate Decarbonization in Shipping


Boston, Massachusetts (July 14, 2022) –
 Marsoft Inc., the leading maritime consultancy, and ClimeCo LLC, a leader in the carbon credits market, announce a collaboration to expand the range and value of Marsoft’s GreenScreen carbon credit services (GreenScreen), removing financial barriers to the shipping industry’s commitment to achieve material CO2 emissions reductions.

Marsoft’s GreenScreen services enables Shipowners to issue Gold Standard carbon credits based on the CO2 emissions reduction they create by retrofitting their ships. Sold, these credits help overcome the hurdles that now limit investments in retrofits, reducing risks and increasing the profitability from the reduction in CO2 attributable to the retrofits. 

“Carbon credits can be an important source of funding for retrofits that reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Gold Standard certification of those reductions gives owners access to the rapidly expanding voluntary carbon market. By collaborating to simplify, accelerate, and cut costs from the carbon credit verification, issuance, and monetization process Marsoft and ClimeCo will make carbon credits part of the industry-wide solution to the challenge of decarbonization,” said Arlie Sterling, President at Marsoft Inc.

Bill Flederbach, CEO and President of ClimeCo, highlighted the value of this newly formed team: “We will deliver substantial cost and time savings while enhancing value to those customers who take advantage of GreenScreen. ClimeCo is putting its 17 years of experience and unmatched carbon trading scale and expertise behind shipowners and their determination to decarbonize their business. ClimeCo’s deep carbon market expertise and relationships will maximize the value of their carbon credits.”

Erika Schiller, VP of Project Development at ClimeCo, emphasized the powerful benefits from the collaboration. “Leading shipowners have already signed up for GreenScreen and have already budgeted a million-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions over the next five years. The Marsoft/ClimeCo team will establish a high value/high liquidity presence in the carbon markets for credits from shipping. GreenScreen is proven and unique, and we are committed to making it even better by teaming with Marsoft.”

With Marsoft’s shipping knowledge and GreenScreen breakthrough technology, and ClimeCo’s carbon solution development and market reach, the shipping business will finally have the solution it needs to reduce emissions today. Together, Marsoft and ClimeCo provide a path by which ship owners can act now to reduce their CO2 emissions at minimum cost and maximum revenue potential.

Marsoft and ClimeCo have committed to offering an effective and efficient industry-level solution to the CO2 emissions reduction verification, credits issuance, and monetization challenges. The combination of ClimeCo’s environmental solutions track record and Marsoft’s breakthrough management tools for the shipping industry ensures that the shipping industry can benefit from the state-of-the-art and critical mass. Marsoft and ClimeCo have invested substantial resources and are willing to invest alongside the shipowner to reduce CO2 emissions.

 


About ClimeCo

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. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management solutions and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.


About Marsoft Inc. 

Established in 1984, Marsoft provides expert, objective, and timely support for investment, chartering, and financing decisions. Marsoft’s quantitative models and expert judgment have improved the quality of decision-making for almost four decades. Marsoft decision support systems integrate data and analysis to enrich our client’s decision-making process, including the integration of climate-focused initiatives such as the Poseidon Principles. The analytical platform underpinning Marsoft’s GreenScreen services was developed in collaboration with the MIT SeaGrant Design Laboratory. Marsoft is committed to working with the shipping industry to minimize CO2 emissions and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals while meeting all stakeholder requirements. Marsoft is a founding member of the  Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, whose mission is to accelerate the decarbonization of North American waterborne trade.

For more information, press only: Lorraine Parsons; lparsons@marinemoney.com

For more on Marsoft and GreenScreen: www.marsoft.com