Humans are the only species who use carbon fuels and clear woodlands, exacerbating global temperature to soar. That worldwide temperature rise progressively shakes our environment and the long-term average weather conditions. A relatively warm planet, albeit by half a degree Celsius, causes more moisture loss from the surface, resulting in more moisture in the air. Such changing conditions jeopardize our agribusiness, wellbeing, and water system, among various other things.

The United Nations panel on climate change warned that irreversible climate change could occur as sooner as 2030. Notwithstanding the mountains of indisputable proof and the ongoing burden on civilization, biodiversity, and the ecosystem, global leaders continue to oppose pressing and transformative change in pursuit of economic expansion. 

The pioneering causes of climate change, per a CNN report, are power and heat development, transportation, construction, and manufacturing.

From solid waste management to renewable power, an increasing number of companies are driving innovation to combat climate change and safeguard our earth.

Below you will discover 10 successful companies in the fight against climate change. Get ready for some good news!

1. BEAD

BEAD Technology | Video Credit – Soner Matt Haci

BEAD sells computing devices with multiple detectors that analyze real-time daily accommodation cycles in building structures. Temperature, pressure, carbon dioxide, moisture content, and brightness are among the few parameters surveilled. 

The circuit is then linked to an application that enables the accumulated data to make independent decisions about how the facility should operate in order to minimize energy consumption. BEAD’s technique is developed owing to its improved cost-cutting effectiveness, in which the AI attribute can run a facility proficiently without any human involvement. 

They also have their very own cloud database management system for data storage and embedded systems that encrypt files.

2. Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering Plant
Carbon Engineering Plant | Image Credit – Flickr

According to the New York Times article, this Bill Gates-backed Corporation pulls carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by rolling it through specially formulated chemical compounds. The carbon engineering company successfully raised $68 million for the construction of its first commercial building.

Unlike technologies that encapsulate pollution from industrial exhaust gas stacks, this technology directly catches carbon dioxide, which is the primary greenhouse gas contributing to climate change from the atmosphere. 

This process can help mitigate today’s inescapable carbon footprints while also addressing the large amounts of carbon dioxide released in the past that are still cocooned in our ambiance. Carbon Engineering is centered on the global deployment of megaton-scale Direct Air Capture technology to have the most significant impact on the monumental challenge of climate change.

The company’s partners around the globe are collaborating to implement Direct Air Capture establishments capable of capturing one million tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is roughly the carbon cleansing effort of 40 million trees.

The Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology accomplishes this by drawing in ambient air and then extracting carbon dioxide with a series of complex processes while restoring the remainder of the air to the surroundings. This is what vegetation regularly does when they photosynthesize. 

However, Direct Air Capture technology accomplishes it much quicker, with a limited land footprint, and produces the carbon dioxide in a sheer, compact form which can then be stored, buried, or repurposed.

3. CarbiCrete Technology

Carbon Free Concrete Wall
Carbon Free Concrete Wall | Image Credit – Freepik

CarbiCrete provides precast concrete manufacturers with the procedures, equipment, and assistance they need to produce high-quality precast concrete in their industrial facility at a lower price and with a reduced carbon footprint. 

The innovation allows the manufacturing of cement-free, carbon-negative concrete from industrial wastes and carbon dioxide collected from the atmosphere. With a few distinct characteristics, the procedures in CarbiCrete’s system are comparable to those in traditional concrete production. 

The first phase in cement-based concrete combines cement, aggregate, and water. Cement is substituted with steel slag in CarbiCrete, and blended with the other components using standard features. 

The mixture is pumped into traditional block-making equipment, where CMUs are shaped. It is then placed in a highly specialized absorption compartment and infused with carbon dioxide to fix the material. The concrete achieves maximum strength in 24 hours. 

CarbiCrete CMUs have equivalent or better workability and durability characteristics than cement-based CMUs. They have the same moisture absorption characteristics as polyethylene but have up to 30% greater compressive strength and better freeze and thaw properties.

4. Susteen Technologies 

Susteen Technologies is a Fraunhofer descendant that utilizes patented thermo-catalytic reforming (TCR) technology to recycle organic waste materials into bioenergy commodities. Susteen provides municipal solid waste management companies with decentralized processing facilities. 

The startup’s innovation can transform several tons of wastewater into viable oil, gas, and biochar each day. Susteen can process more of the wastes than competing products while producing higher-quality environmental deliverables. 

The patented TCR technology has a significant influence as well because it is a more productive strategy for treating sewage water than traditional approaches.

5. Artificial Upwelling

Artificial Upwelling | Video Credit – Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry OCB

Artificial Upwelling for Carbon Dioxide Removal uses endless ocean wave energy to thrive phytoplankton and other micro-organisms, which absorb carbon dioxide much more rapidly than forests and nourish marine organisms in the ocean. 

Once the plankton perishes, they plunge into the deep oceans, where they stockpile carbon for hundreds of years. Experts noted the company’s approach in the National Science Academy’s most recent report on ocean-based carbon dioxide removal as a potential strategy for diminishing carbon dioxide from the air on a large scale. 

Here’s how it works:

  • Upon initial rollout, the water in the pipe has a combination of nutrient concentrations determined mainly by the strata of the seafloor in which the pipeline is located.
  • The lower compressor valve opens as the buoy falls off a rising tide, allowing nutrient-rich ocean depths water to infiltrate the floor. The valve will close as the buoy climbs up the next rising tide, forcing water up the pipe.
  • Shortly after implementation, the nutrient-dense fluid has made its way back to the top of the pipe, where it is released, promoting phytoplankton blooms.

6. Deedster 

Qliro on sustainability collaboration with Deedster | Video Credit – Deedster

Deedster is an online platform that calculates your carbon footprint automatically depending on your expenditure and living environment. The Swedish venture created a platform for companies and localities to educate the masses about changing weather patterns and help them minimize their carbon footprint. 

The Deedster application connects banking institutions, credit cards, and supermarkets to provide users with a snapshot of their present consumption. The application makes sustainable living enjoyable because consumers receive instantaneous updates on how they performed and suggestions on optimizing their lifestyles.

7. Project Vesta

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Project Vesta | Video Credit – Project Vesta

Project Vesta is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), a mission-driven organization committed to shaping a world where everyone can prosper. The company believes that profit comes second to the demands of the globe and the societies in which they work. 

The carbonate-silicate cycle, a primitive natural mechanism, is dramatically accelerated by Project Vesta’s methodology to save our oceans. In coastal regions, they generously scatter olivine, a natural mineral. Tidal currents then accelerate the carbon dioxide capture while also de-acidifying the sea. 

Thirty years of technological research have proven that this method is effective and that it is a budget-friendly and expandable quick fix. The methodology captures 20 times more greenhouse than olivine harvesting and transportation. 

We could remove 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide if we only distributed 0.1 percent to 0.25 percent of the world’s shelf seas.

8. Prometheus Fuels

Prometheus Fuels
Prometheus Fuels | Image Credit – Pexels

Assume you are driving to a petrol station and fill up your vehicle, except this moment, your fortnightly fuel trip will have no adverse effects on the natural environment. This new fuel in your car emits no carbon dioxide into the environment. 

It has the same chemical composition as gasoline derived from petroleum, but rather than being extracted from the ground, the energy is derived from extant carbon dioxide in the air. Everything I have characterized here may sound ridiculous and impossible, but it has become a reality thanks to Prometheus Fuels. 

Prometheus Fuels is at the frontline of alternative energy sources in the automotive sector by significantly lowering the impact on the climate of today’s modern gasoline engines.

9. Visolis

Houston Innovation Day: Energy & Sustainability | Video Credit – Plug and Play Tech Center

Visolis is a biotechnology and chemical processing corporation located in Berkeley, California, founded in 2012 by Deepak Dugar. Visolis has developed the Visolis process, a technology platform premised on an engineered microbial community coupled with efficient handling, resulting in near conceptual energy and carbon performance. 

Visolis employs synthetic biology for environmentally friendly and cost-effective manufacturing in place of carbon fuels. The technology integrates cutting-edge synthetic biology with conventional chemical catalysis to yield an asset of bio-based chemicals with broad applicability. 

The platform can produce materials for a wide range of end industries and sectors, from drop-in bulk chemicals to groundbreaking specialty chemical selections.

10. Impossible Foods

Impossible Burger
Impossible Burger | Image Credit – Jonathan Borba

Impossible Foods was established to inspire shoppers to cease the climate crisis, conserve acreage for species diversity, and ensure that freshwater resource is present for wild populations to flourish. 

Impossible Foods assists in setting up technologies to enhance long-term food security by developing a convincing meat alternative. Their signature product is its burger, widely recognized as the Impossible Burger. This burger is entirely plant-based, but it tastes like beef and uses far fewer items that pollute the environment.

Impossible Foods performed an ISO-compliant correlational life cycle assessment measuring the environmental consequences of the Impossible Burger versus industrial beef manufactured in the United States to evaluate their effect on the earth. 

The Impossible Burger needed 96 percent fewer farms, 87 percent less water, produced 89 percent less greenhouse gas emissions, and contributed 92 percent less contamination to freshwater ecosystems, particularly when compared to beef. 

Impossible Burger beef revenues saved approximately 81,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, 3.4 billion liters of water, and 100 square kilometers of land in 2018.

To Conclude

Fixing climate change appears to be like doing dirty dishes: the stack shrinks as we clean each piece of china wares. Since we have established an entire civilization on combusting or breaking hydrocarbons for fuel, no single answer or perhaps a bunch of solutions can stop the emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming or overturn the ecologic harm caused to the biosphere.

If we want to address climate change, it is imperative to address it at the base rather than treating the symptoms. While such innovative ventures make a mountain of difference, these do not serve as a long-term solution.

(Last Updated on May 29, 2022 by Sadrish Dabadi)

Shradha Bhatta holds a Bachelors’s Degree in Social Work along with a Post-graduate degree in Project Management from Georgian College in Canada. Shradha enjoys writing on a variety of topics and takes pleasure in discovering new ideas. She likes traveling and spending time with nature. She is a very people-person who loves talking about climate change and alerting people to go green!