Demo stage facilitated by Infarm and Supercritical: Delivering Net Zero: why it’s critical to invest simultaneously in mitigation and carbon removal
- Arnavaz Schatten, Director of Sustainability and Impact, Infarm
- Aaron Randall, Co-Founder and CTO, Supercritical
Technological innovation is once again at the forefront of transforming food value chains, with vertical farming emerging as one of the solutions for securing food for a growing population while decoupling it from harming nature.
But for vertical farming to become a fully sustainable, circular and viable source of food production in a bigger and hotter world, it needs to tackle its climate footprint.
Infarm is leading the way by becoming the first vertical farming company to set science-based targets – committing to reduce its emissions at the speed and scale deemed necessary by science to achieve a 1.5°C future. This puts Infarm firmly on the pathway to bring its emissions close to zero by 2045.
While infarm is working on an ambitious mitigation roadmap, it knows that it must invest in carbon removal technologies today to help them scale as necessary. This is why it has partnered with Supercritical, one of the world’s largest carbon removal marketplaces.
Experts show we need to be removing 10 billion tonnes of carbon a year by 2050 to achieve a 1.5°C future, but we’ve only removed a few thousand tonnes to date. Carbon removal technologies urgently need to scale. Supercritical’s mission is to scale carbon removal technologies by helping companies measure their climate impact, reduce their emissions, and buy high-quality carbon removal offsets.