Vancouver’s Carbin Minerals has unveiled a new brand identity and name, Arca.
The update reflects the evolution of the company from its academic roots at the University of British Columbia to becoming the market leader in carbon mineralization.
In Latin, “arca” is a chest for safe and secure storage.
Arca is working to stop – and reverse – climate change by capturing carbon dioxide from the air and transforming it into rock. Arca is already collaborating with 11 mining companies and pre-sold over $1 million worth of carbon dioxide removal credits.
Arca’s technology has been recognized with a USD $1 million XPRIZE Award for Carbon Removal, a Foresight50 award, and an SDTC Seed Fund grant. Arca has already pre-sold hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits to Shopify and Frontier.
Arca’s technology accelerates a natural geochemical process called carbon mineralization, the transformation of atmospheric CO2 into stable carbonate materials. Carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks represents a multi-gigatonne opportunity for large scale permanent carbon dioxide removal.
Arca partners with producers of critical metals – the mining companies delivering the minerals essential for the clean energy transition. Arca helps these companies transform their mine waste into industrial-scale direct air capture and storage facilities.
“After decades of fundamental scientific research, in the lab and in the field, we have discovered new ways to transform mine waste into a massive carbon sink,” said Prof. Greg Dipple, co-founder and Head of Science at Arca.
“Our mineral activation technology significantly accelerates the natural process of carbon mineralization, transforming mine waste into a valuable new resource and climate solution.”