Scalability Assessment for Carbon Removal: Introduction
This report, and the upcoming Scalability Assessment, opens the lid on the zeitgeist of the carbon removal market: scalability. Looking at five key carbon removal methods, this paper discusses the case for evaluating scalability, the challenges faced, and the research principles used to establish the Scalability Assessment framework.
Here are some key takeaways from the report
The carbon removal market is currently immature and is in urgent need of scaling if it is to meaningfully contribute to meeting climate targets in 2030, 2050 and beyond.
This innovation curve is one of the steepest in the history of technological progress, meaning that the ability to quickly and robustly scale is crucial.
The challenges in assessing scalability include: the uncertainty of the future; and, the variation between carbon removal methods.
BeZero’s upcoming Scalability Assessment will be a top-down analysis of five carbon removal methods. The first of its kind, it will use only publicly available data and the comparative results will be produced through a qualitative framework.
01 Defining scalability
02 Understanding the importance of scalability
03 Challenges in assessing scalability
04 The Scalability Assessment for Carbon Removal: research principles
05 Conclusion and next steps