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Does this technology make economic sense?

October 14, 2022

"Does this carbon removal method make economic sense?" It can be a scary question. Answering it requires Math. And if the answer is "no" you might not like it.

But this is a key question for anyone running a carbon removal startup. And you need to be asking this question too if you’re taking a job at a startup, investing, or buying carbon credits.

Grant Faber loves this part of the carbon removal puzzle. That's why it's great to talk with him about this daunting topic. Cost-accounting is his jam, and specifically the Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA). I caught up with Grant to talk about his passion for TEA, you can watch the chat here on YouTube, 28 minutes. 

Here’s my takeaways

I really liked the ending section with Grant about how he got into this. It shows how iterative and curiosity driven our career paths really are. I recommend this section so I’m linking it directly here, starting at 20 minutes in. To get help with understanding techno-economic assessment, Grant’s website is here.


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