Trafigura Partners with 1PointFive for Groundbreaking Carbon Removal Project
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Key Impact Points:
- Trafigura signs on for carbon removal credits from 1PointFive’s giant Texas air capture plant.
- Trafigura’s purchase fuels demand for Direct Air Capture technology, a key weapon in fighting climate change.
- Captured CO2 from STRATOS gets locked away underground, tackling tough-to-cut emissions.
- Deal paves the way for wider adoption of carbon removal solutions, helping industries and the planet.
1PointFive, a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) company, and Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, announced that Trafigura has agreed to purchase carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits to be produced from 1PointFive’s first industrial-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility, STRATOS, which is currently under construction in Texas.
This is Trafigura’s first transaction towards meeting its commitment as a Founding Member of the First Movers Coalition to purchase at least 50,000 tons of durable and scalable net carbon dioxide removal credits generated through advanced CDR technologies by 2030.
The advance purchase of DAC credits from 1PointFive aligns with Trafigura’s commitment to support early-stage technologies to enable high-quality carbon removal credits for its customers. It also marks the establishment of a relationship between 1PointFive and Trafigura to advance DAC as a practical, transparent and durable carbon removal solution. The agreement paves the way for the broader adoption of 1PointFive’s CDR credits to help hard-to-abate industries address their emissions.
STRATOS is designed to capture up to 500,000 metric tons of CO2 annually when fully operational and is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the world. The captured CO2 underlying Trafigura’s removal credits will be stored through durable subsurface saline sequestration.
“Our work with Trafigura is rooted in a shared commitment to the climate and an understanding of the critical role that durable carbon removal, specifically Direct Air Capture, plays in helping organizations address their carbon footprint,” said Michael Avery, President and General Manager of 1PointFive. “We are excited about this agreement because it establishes our collaboration with a global commodities firm focused on reducing emissions across the value chain.”
“We are delighted to collaborate with 1PointFive as we expand our global customer offering for hard-to-abate sectors. Supporting the development of large-scale removals projects demonstrates our commitment to advancing carbon sequestration technologies, underpinning demand today to enable the scaling of production for tomorrow,” said Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading for Trafigura.