Halifax Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement – Joint Learning Opportunity

The team at Planetary is excited to share the launch of the Joint Learning Opportunity (JLO) initiative. The JLO initiative is being led by local community leaders at Carbon to Sea and COVE. The goal of this initiative is to support private, academic, and public sector organizations who wish to perform complimentary research, development, and […]

World first protocol for Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

The team at Planetary is excited to be the first supplier to be signed up to Isometric’s newly published protocol for durable carbon removal through Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE). Isometric is a carbon credit certification platform on a mission to build trustworthy carbon markets by certifying only the most scientifically rigorous carbon credits. Carbon credit […]

Planetary Sourcing Long Term Alkalinity for Project in the UK

We were very pleased to receive the Water Research Centre’s (WRc) report in February on our proposed project in Hayle, Cornwall, which found that our Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement technology has the potential for “significant net carbon removal” and that our proposed trial represents a “very low” risk to marine organisms. Our team has thoroughly reviewed […]

Environmental Baseline Survey Characterises St Ives Bay

Planetary has released an Environmental Baseline Survey report to document the environmental conditions in and around St Ives Bay, particularly the marine environment surrounding the wastewater diffusers off Godrevy Head. This report, prepared in support of the proposed ocean alkalinity enhancement carbon removal trial, contributes to our scientific understanding of the local marine environment, and […]

Initial Ecotoxicological Testing Results

As part of our ongoing effort to assess the safety of our proposed projects, Planetary is working with Carbon to Sea, a nonprofit initiative with a mission to evaluate OAE as a viable pathway to repair historic carbon pollution.  As part of that work, Planetary submitted several alkalinity sources for ecotoxicological testing by an independent […]

Preliminary Findings from Halifax 2023 – Planetary Speaks with NSIS

Earlier this month, Planetary’s Dr. Will Burt spoke to the Nova Scotian Institute of Science about Planetary’s Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE), focusing on our operations in Halifax leading up to and including our trial in winter 2023.   The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and stimulating scientific […]

Water Research Centre Publishes Independent Report on Proposed Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Trial

WRc finds Planetary’s process has the potential for “significant net carbon removal” and  our proposed trial represents a “very low” risk to marine organisms.    Water Research Centre (WRc) – one of the world’s leading independent scientific advisers – has been assessing Planetary’s proposal for a project in Hayle. This independent report commissioned by the […]

Updated Company Overview: Planetary in Cornwall

      Planetary’s CEO Mike Kelland recently appeared on BBC South West’s Politics. In case you missed it, or in case you’ve just learned about the company, this post is a refresher on Planetary’s mission and point of view, an update on our activities in Cornwall, and answers to questions we heard from the […]

OAE Now Operational in Halifax

Planetary is thrilled to announce that our Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) process is now operational in Halifax, where it is successfully removing tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every day.   To our knowledge, this is the first carbon-negative OAE project operating anywhere in the world, and it is the next step of our […]

Community Advisory – Alkalinity Addition with Dye Tracer in the Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia – Week of October 2, 2023

      Alkalinity and dye addition to occur the week of October 2, 2023 (currently scheduled for October 3, weather permitting)       Overview Planetary Technologies and independent researchers from Dalhousie University’s Oceanography Department, together with other partners, are collaborating on investigating the efficacy of ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) as a method to […]