BLUE SKY DOING

When it comes to reversing climate change, there’s plenty of blue sky thinking going on.

At Origen, though, we translate thinking into action. Without carbon dioxide removal, we don’t stand a chance of reaching net zero by 2050. Our zero-carbon lime is elemental in achieving a solution to tackle the planet’s trillion-tonne CO2 problem. But we cannot do this alone. We also need leaders to catalyse a new mega-industry – on a scale that the world has never seen – that can reverse the harm caused by more than a century of industrialisation.

No more excuses. No more blue sky thinking. It’s time for blue sky doing.

OUR ZERO-CARBON LIME CAN…

Eliminate 400 million tonnes of CO2 emitted each year by the lime industry.

Prevent 10 billion tonnes of CO2 created by lime-using industries escaping into the atmosphere.

Help to extract the one trillion tonnes of CO2 we need to remove from the atmosphere over the next 80 years to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

THE STORY OF LIME AND CO2 SO FAR

Lime is a wonder material that naturally removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

A key industrial material produced from limestone, lime is used in cement and blocks to build offices, factories, and homes. It’s used to produce steel that forms the structure for bridges and skyscrapers. It’s even used to help improve soil to grow crops and purify drinking water.

Even better, when lime is exposed to the air, it naturally traps CO2 removing it from the atmosphere.

But there is a problem.

You cannot produce lime using traditional manufacturing techniques without creating CO2.

HOW ORIGEN TECHNOLOGY WORKS

We’ve solved it. We’ve created zero-carbon lime.

We’ve developed a process that means you can produce lime without emitting any CO2.

Origen’s new patented ZerCaL™ process method separates the CO2 from lime during manufacturing.

By creating zero-carbon lime, we can clean up current industrial processes and remove CO2 already released into the atmosphere.

Not only can this zero-carbon lime be used today, but it can also be used to remove the CO2 released into the atmosphere yesterday – propelling us closer to a carbon-neutral tomorrow.

WHO WE ARE

Origen is a UK-based cleantech company specialising in providing innovative solutions for carbon removal from the atmosphere. Founded in 2013 following ground-breaking research at the University of Oxford, Origen’s patented ZerCaL™ technology enables the production of zero-carbon lime that can be used in carbon-intensive industrial processes.

By harnessing lime’s CO2-absorbing properties, Origen is developing new methods to remove billions of tonnes of CO2 directly from the atmosphere and bring us closer to achieving crucial climate change targets.

We are always on the lookout for talented blue sky doers to join us in our mission to build a cleaner future.

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