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1PointFive and Trafigura Announce Direct Air Capture Carbon Removal Credit Agreement

Published by Todd Bush on January 16, 2024

Announced during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, the purchase furthers Trafigura’s climate strategy to address emissions associated with the supply of energy and commodities

DAVOS, Switzerland, and HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1PointFive, a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) company, and Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, today announced that Trafigura has agreed to purchase carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits to be produced from 1PointFive’s first industrial-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility, STRATOS, which is currently under construction in Texas.

This is Trafigura’s first transaction towards meeting its commitment as a Founding Member of the First Movers Coalition to purchase at least 50,000 tons of durable and scalable net carbon dioxide removal credits generated through advanced CDR technologies by 2030.

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The advance purchase of DAC credits from 1PointFive aligns with Trafigura’s commitment to support early-stage technologies to enable high-quality carbon removal credits for its customers. It also marks the establishment of a relationship between 1PointFive and Trafigura to advance DAC as a practical, transparent and durable carbon removal solution. The agreement paves the way for the broader adoption of 1PointFive’s CDR credits to help hard-to-abate industries address their emissions.

STRATOS is designed to capture up to 500,000 metric tons of CO2 annually when fully operational and is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the world. The captured CO2 underlying Trafigura’s removal credits will be stored through durable subsurface saline sequestration.

“Our work with Trafigura is rooted in a shared commitment to the climate and an understanding of the critical role that durable carbon removal, specifically Direct Air Capture, plays in helping organizations address their carbon footprint,” said Michael Avery, President and General Manager of 1PointFive. “We are excited about this agreement because it establishes our collaboration with a global commodities firm focused on reducing emissions across the value chain.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with 1PointFive as we expand our global customer offering for hard-to-abate sectors. Supporting the development of large-scale removals projects demonstrates our commitment to advancing carbon sequestration technologies, underpinning demand today to enable the scaling of production for tomorrow,” said Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading for Trafigura.

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About 1PointFive

1PointFive is a Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) company that is working to help curb global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2050 through the deployment of decarbonization solutions, including Carbon Engineering's Direct Air Capture and AIR TO FUELS™ solutions alongside geologic sequestration hubs. Visit for more information.

AIR TO FUELS™ is a registered trademark of Carbon Engineering Ltd.

About Trafigura

Trafigura is a leading commodities group, owned by its employees and founded 30 years ago. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects vital resources to power and build the world – responsibly and efficiently. We deploy infrastructure, market expertise and our worldwide logistics network to move oil and petroleum products, metals and minerals, gas and power from where they are produced to where they are needed, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. We invest in renewable energy projects and technologies to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy, including through joint ventures H2Energy Europe and Nala Renewables.

The Trafigura Group also comprises industrial assets and operating businesses including multi-metals producer Nyrstar, fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy, and our Impala Terminals joint venture. The Group employs over 12,000 people and is active in 156 countries. Visit:

Trafigura is a founding member of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a global coalition of companies leveraging their purchasing power to decarbonise the world's heavy-emitting sectors. This includes advocating for industry-wide action on shipping emissions and, as part of the FMC, we have committed to converting six shipping vessels (18 percent of our current owned fleet) to use zero emissions fuels by 2030. We have also committed that 10 percent of total primary aluminium purchased by 2030 will comprise near-zero carbon aluminium, produced using advanced technologies not yet commercially available. Visit:

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