It’s not utopia…
It may seem paradox, but we made mobility emission negative. Obviously we cannot share all our know-how, but we want our customers and curious individuals to understand the principles. Interested? See below!


 

… and it’s ethical.
Negative Emission Technologies have become a hot topic and surely are the future of sustainability. However, we from CMS are the first to have created a NET that does not pose any threat to parts of our eco-system. Check out a comparison below!


How it’s done


The achievement of our CO2-negativity¬†resides entirely on a circular economy with five distinct steps – Each forming a vital part to CMS‘ value chain. Click through the table below to see what each step comprises and how we ultimately achieve negative emission mobility and our CO2-removal capability.

Wheat, rice and other straw-bearing plants are cultivated in common practice and processed into food and feed, such as flour, bread, rice or mash. As they grow, (these) plants abstract giga-tons of carbon from the atmosphere via their photosynthesis process.

The corresponding harvest creates the byproduct „straw“ in abundant quantities. However,¬† in oder to maintain a healthy humus balance and ultimately ensure a healthy harvest for the succeeding season, farmers are typically inclined to plow 2/3 of said straw into their crop land. With our patented technology, this is an obligation of the past. Steps 4 and 5 of our production process fertilizes their soil more effective and longer than any straw or other soil improver, allowing us to utilize all 100% of the emerging straw.

Via anaerobe bacterial digestion, decentralized/local biogas plants convert said straw and manure into biogas – also known as Methane (CH4). It is either injected into their local gas grid, or liquified and transported to regional LNG hubs and gas stations.

Our digestion residues still contain 65% of the straw’s atmospheric carbon from Step 1. We thus have our residues undergo a special form of chemical-physical stabilization into biochar which prevents the carbon (C) to react with oxygen (O2) to CO2 – for millennia. We allocate the resulting decarbonization effect to our biofuel, which thereby becomes heavily CO2-negative. Alternatively, we can allocate our CO2-negativity as a carbon removal service to our customers‘ operations.

Our Biochar’s properties allow it to serve as an excellent soil improver and is thus plowed into crop land that delivered the straw, or into infertile land of regions in need.

Overall, we adapt and utilize BECCU, Biochar and Soil Carbon Sequestration technologies.


CMS versus other Negative Emission Technologies

Afforestation



Carbon storage in biomass and soil via large-scale tree plantations.

BECCS



Bioenergy combined with Carbon Capture & Storage

Enhanced Weathering


Dissolution of natural or artificial minerals to remove atmospheric carbon

Direct Air Capture



Direct capture of CO2 from the air through engineered chemical reactions

CMS



CO2-capture through passive cultivation, -storage through physical-chemical stabilization

Land area required1

6,400,000km2



2,500,000km2



220,000km2



15,800km2


none

Water required2

740km3



480km3



3km3


none


none

Expected Cost



5-50 USD / t CO2



100-200 USD / t CO2



50-200 USD / t CO2

500 USD / t CO2



< 50 USD / t CO2

Environmental Impact (good/bad)

  • Albedo
  • Biodiversity
  • Food Security
  • Albedo
  • Biodiversity
  • Food Security
  • Ocean Chemistry
  • River Chemistry
  • Soil Quality

Neutral

  • Food Security
  • Soil Quality
  • Water Chemistry

1 to capture 8 Gt CO2 per year ; 2 to capture 8 Gt CO2 per year ;

CMS versus other Negative Emission Technologies

1To remove 8 Gt of CO2 per year ; 2 To remove 8 Gt of CO2 per year