Cohort 2023: Vycarb
Vycarb is developing modular autonomous systems for precisely measuring and sequestering carbon dioxide in water via alkalinity enhancement, helping customers to better manage, and better Monitor, Report and Verify (MRV), carbon in their water-based systems, facilitating carbon credit generation in the process.
Rising carbon dioxide in water not only contributes to climate change, but harms the oceans’ ecosystems and productivity. To safely and effectively reduce carbon dioxide in water, careful measurement is needed – yet technologies to measure the carbon system in water are lacking.
Vycarb’s modular drop-in carbon management system performs real-time, autonomous removal, storage, and verification of CO2 in water, effectively reducing acidification while generating fully-measured carbon removal offsets.
“In our first year, we have already deployed our system in several pilots in coastal New York, performing the first ever fully-measured carbon dioxide removal and storage in natural waters to couple ecosystem restoration with climate change mitigation.”
Garrett Boudinot, CEO
Why we invested…
Scalability, high deployment cost and lack of accurate measurement remain key inhibitors to water carbon chemistry management — whether for improved carbon credit generation, aquaculture or environmental management. Vycarb’s modular, autonomous systems allow for cost-effective and precise alkalinity enhancement plus carbon removal via direct and continuous MRV, ensuring that the resulting waters are of ideal chemistry for the customer’s target operation.