Holocene is pioneering a novel approach to direct air capture (DAC) that we believe to be a robust, scalable, and affordable route to significantly reduce atmospheric CO2 levels and directly combat climate change. Our mission lies in our namesake, the Holocene Epoch, or the last ~12,000 years of Earth’s history where our global climate and atmospheric CO2 levels were remarkably stable and hospitable.
Why DAC? According to the IPCC, the world's leading scientific voice on climate change, humanity must directly remove more than 10 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually by 2050, and in perpetuity, to meet global net zero ambitions.
For context, that is an industry 1,000,000x larger than today's current direct air capture industry. We are embarking on a journey to create a net-new, trillion-dollar industry ~5x larger than today's global waste management industry. Speed, scale, and safety are paramount.
Holocene is a group of DAC industry veterans and engineers who have designed, built, and scaled the industry over the past decade - starting from the very first DAC plant in the world. We are pioneering a next-generation technology pathway to deliver well below $100/tonne CO2 removal - the industry ambition - by applying and fusing proprietary organic chemistry, scalable industrial technology, and creative engineering solutions.
We are fortunate to be supported by some of the most thoughtful climate programs and funders in the world -- including Breakthrough Energy Fellows, Elon Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE, the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and more.