Tech Roadmap: GHG Emissions Management, Removal And Reduction Technologies (2023)

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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap report unpacks the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 21 technologies that can improve GHG emissions management, removal and reduction. Verdantix performed an independent, fact-based analysis of the maturity, innovation, prospects and business value of each solution. Chief sustainability officers, global heads of net zero and sustainability, and operational leaders responsible for selecting technologies to support processes, systems and objectives should use this report to identify technologies that can add value to their operations. Risk-averse firms should focus on the potential of technologies with proven business value that are in the Growth or Maturity phases of the technology life cycle. Innovators and early adopters should take note of Launch phase technologies.

Table of contents

Tech roadmap analysis as a tool for managers and vendors
Key questions answered by the Tech Roadmap analysis 
Tech Roadmap analysis aligns with GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies
Defining the market
Tech Roadmap methodology
Identifying the five market phases of technology maturity 
Three technology life cycles differentiate business value 
Technology adoption and success influence positioning 
Pace of innovation determines the time to the next lifecycle phase 
GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies in Phase 1: Research and Development
Ocean-based carbon removal
Enhanced rock weathering (ERW)
Direct air capture (DAC)
Biochar and bio-oil carbon removal
GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies in Phase 2: Launch
Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
Carbon credit trading platforms
Employee carbon engagement platforms
Satellite GHG monitoring and data collection
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) GHG monitoring and data collection
IoT emission tracking solutions
GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies in Phase 3: Growth
Renewable energy source tracking
Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)
Carbon management software
ESG reporting software
Energy management software
Static optical gas sensors
GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies in Phase 4: Maturity
Product lifecycle assessment (LCA) software
EHS software
Carbon registries
Predictive emission monitoring systems (PEMSs)
Continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMSs)

Table of figures

Figure 1. Tech Roadmap technology definitions
Figure 2. Tech Roadmap for GHG emissions management, removal and reduction technologies

Organisations mentioned

3Degrees, 44.01, ABB, Accruent, ACX, Aegex Technologies, Aeris, Airbus, Aither, Aker Carbon Capture, Alberta Energy Regulator, Albo Climate, Alcumus, Alphabet, Altermaker, Amazon, American Carbon Registry (ACR), Amperon, APlanet, APX (Xpansiv), Archer Integrated Risk Management, Assent, AutoGrid, Automated Logic, Avitas Systems, Baker Hughes, Benchmark Gensuite, Bloomberg, Blue Sky Analytics, Blue Sky Measurements, Boeing, Bosch, BP, BPC, BrainBox AI, Budderfly, Bueno Systems, Building Engines, C3 AI, Captura, Carbfix, Carbmee, Carbo Culture, Carbofex, Carbon Clean Solutions, Carbon Engineering, Carbon Mapper, Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX Global), Carbon8, CarbonCapture, CarbonCycle, Carbonex, CarbonFree, CarbonFuture, CarbonHalo, Carbonplace, CarbonPlan, Carrier, CCS+ Initiative, Center For Climate And Energy Solutions, Cerclos, ChampionX, Charm Industrial, Circularise, Cisco, Clarity AI, CleanMetrics, ClearTrace, Climate Action Reserve, Climate Impact X, Climeworks, Clockworks Analytics, CMC Solutions, CODEL International, Conservice ESG, Cority, Corrigo, C-Zero Markets, DABBEL, DBS Group, Deedster, Deep Sky, Deepki, DEXMA, Diginex, Diligent, Diversified Energy Company, DNV , Drax, E.ON, EarthSense, EarthShift Global, easyJet, Eaton, Ebb Carbon, Ecochain, EcoEnergy Insights, ECOERA, eevie, Eion Carbon, Emerson, Emitwise, Emstream, EnelX, Enerbrain, Energisme, EnergyCAP, ENVEA, Enverus, Enviro Technology Services, Envizi, Eptura, Equatic, ESG Playbook, eSight Energy, EY, Fabriq, Facilio, FigBytes, FlexiDAO, FlyLogix, FM:Systems, Fuji Electric, G2 Data Systems, Gasmet Technologies, General Electric, GHGSat, Giki, Global Methane Pledge, Global Thermostat, Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Gold Standard, GREENbimlabs, GreenDelta, Greenly, Greenomy, Greenredeem, Greenstone, Grid Edge, GridPoint, Hank Solutions, Heirloom, Holcim, Honeywell, Horiba, IBM, Ideagen DevonWay, IHS Markit, Infogrid, Innowatts, InPlanet, Intelex, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), iPoint-systems, IsoMetrix, Johnson Controls, JustCarbon, Kairos Aerospace, Kayrros, KEW Technology, Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, Lithos Carbon, LogicLadder, Makersite, MaximusLife, McKinsey & Company, MCO2, Measurabl, MESA Group, Meta, MethaneSAT, Microsoft, MIRICO, Mission Zero Technologies, MOSS Earth, MRI Software, NASDAQ, NAVEX Gobal, NCX, NetZero, Nordic Unmanned, Nordomatic (Spica Technologies), Nori, Normative, Novisto, Noya, nZero, O.C.O. Technology, Occidental Petroleum, One Click LCA, OneStream, OneTRust, Opna, Optera, Ørsted, OSS Enviro, Pachama, Pacific Biochar, Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), Pawprint, Pergram Technical Services, Persefoni, Plan A, Planetary Hydrogen, Planetary Technologies, Planon, Position Green, Powerledger, ProcessMAP, Project Canary, Prometheus Fuels,, QLM, Qube Technologies, Quentic, Quintrace, Rainbow Bee Eater, Resilio, Resolute Building Intelligence, Restoration Bioproducts, Rezatec, Rockwell Automation, Royal Society, RS Metrics, Running Tide, S&P Global, SAI360, Salesforce, SAP, Satelligence, Schneider Electric, Seabound, SeekOps, Selerant, ServiceNow, Servomex, Shell, Shopify, SICK Sensor Intelligence, Siemens, Silicate Carbon, SimaPro, Singapore Exchange, SkyFoundry, Skytree, Sniffer Robotics, Soletair Power, Solid Forest, SOLUM, Spacewell, Sphera, Standard Chartered, State of Carbon Dioxide Removal, Storegga, Stripe, STX Group, Supercritical, Sust Global, Sweep, Sylvera, Teledyne, Temasek, Terrascope, The Energy Origin (TEO), The Guardian, The Voluntary Climate Marketplace (TVCM), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Toshiba EES, TotalEnergies, TPG Rise Climate, UL Solutions, UN, UNDO, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Vaayu, VelocityEHS, Verra, Vertis Environmental Finance, Watershed, WayCarbon, WeSpire, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer Enablon, Workiva, Xpansiv, Yardi, Zeigo

About the authors

Alessandra Leggieri

Industry Analyst
Alessandra Leggieri is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. Her current research agenda focuses on solutions for GHG emissions and net zero management, covering technologies and services. Prior to joining Verdantix, Alessandra completed an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London.

Gus Brewer

Gus is an Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. Prior to joining Verdantix, Gus worked at Rio ESG, where he gained experience as a sustainability consultant, specializing in carbon accounting and environmental strategy. Gus holds a BA in Geography from the University of Exeter and a MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh.

Ryan Skinner

Research Director, Net Zero & Climate Risk
Ryan is the Research Director for the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. He guides the research team to develop compelling research at the intersection of net zero strategies, carbon management, climate risk and technology. Prior to joining Verdantix, Ryan was a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he initiated the research into ESG data and analytics offerings. He also has extensive experience of helping software companies with their messaging, positioning, market and technology strategies. Ryan studied at Duke University, the University of Manchester and the University of Oslo, and speaks Norwegian fluently.

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