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December 10, 2023

Frontier buyers sign world’s first enhanced weathering offtake agreements with Lithos Carbon

Frontier buyers will pay Lithos $57.1 million to remove 154,240 tons of CO₂ between 2024 and 2028.

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December 8, 2023

Frontier Makes Largest Carbon Removal Purchase From Lithos Carbon

Frontier, an advance market commitment to speed up carbo removal, has just made its largest carbon removal purchase from Lithos Carbon. The initiative has agreed to pay Lithos Carbon, a CO2 removal company specializing in enhanced rock weathering, a total of $57.1 million to remove 154,240 tons of carbon dioxide.

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December 7, 2023

Can Rock Dust Soak Up Carbon Emissions? A Giant Experiment Is Set to Find Out

The idea of sprinkling rock dust on farmland to soak up atmospheric carbon will be tested at large scale, thanks to a $57 million purchase from corporations including Stripe and Alphabet.

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December 7, 2023

Frontier makes world's largest rock weathering purchase

The startup spun out of academic research at Yale less than two years ago. Now it’s working with more than 80 farms in nine states. And in a new deal, buyers including Stripe, Alphabet, and Shopify have committed to pay the startup $57.1 million to remove 154,000 tons of CO2 over the next four years.

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December 7, 2023

Why JPMorgan, H&M and others will pay $57.1 million to spread crushed rock on farmland

The Frontier Fund, a corporate buyers’ group including Alphabet, H&M, JPMorgan, Shopify and Stripe, this week announced a $57.1 million contract with startup Lithos Carbon, which is developing a method for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by spreading crushed rock on soil.

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December 7, 2023

Frontier Carbon Removal Fund Makes $57 Million Bet on Crushed Rocks

A Stripe-led group that buys carbon removal services has made its biggest bet yet on a small startup that uses crushed rocks to clean the atmosphere.

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December 7, 2023

Can rocks absorb enough CO2 to fight climate change? These companies think so

Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, and a slew of other companies plan to spend more than $57 million cumulatively to fight climate change by spreading crushed rock over farmland.

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October 13, 2023

The 53 most promising climate tech startups of 2023

Insider asked investors which climate tech startups are doing well in 2023. They named 53 companies working on everything from AI robots and energy to soil carbon sampling.

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May 2, 2023

Lithos Carbon Named Winner in the General Excellence Category and Finalist in the Climate Category of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards

The winners of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring sustainable designs, innovative products, bold social initiatives, and other creative projects that are changing the way we work, live, and interact with the world.

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May 2, 2023

Lithos Carbon’s carbon sequestration is a winner in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

This startup uses volcanic rock dust to suck carbon dioxide out of the air. Lithos Carbon’s carbon sequestration is a winner in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards.

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May 2, 2023

Lithos recognized as a World Changing Idea of 2023

From sustainable leather that helps boost farmers’ income to repurposed shipping containers that bring digital tools to the developing world, these projects are building new innovations to solve the world’s most complicated issues in clever and unexpected ways.

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March 2, 2023

The 10 most innovative companies working on social good of 2023

For increasing crop yields and capturing carbon with “rock dust” Basalt is a volcanic rock, and one of the most abundant minerals on earth. It also has two features that could prove highly beneficial to a post-climate-change world: It can help improve the health of depleted agricultural soil, and it also sequesters carbon from the atmosphere.

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October 20, 2022

Lithos raises seed round for volcanic carbon farming

Seattle-based Lithos raised a seed round to give away basalt to farmers — and, in turn, capture vast amounts of carbon.

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October 19, 2022

This startup uses volcanic rock dust to capture carbon on farms

On a Midwestern farm growing corn and beans, a tractor will soon spread 1,543 tons of rock dust over 140 acres. The goal: fighting climate change.

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