Saturday, September 30, 2023

Microsoft wants to reduce carbon pollution with algae

Despite the company's pledge to make its carbon footprint negative by 2030, emissions are on the rise and Microsoft is turning to Running Tide to offset some of its ocean emissions


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According to Microsoft’s latest sustainability report, its carbon emissions increased by 21.5 percent from 2020 to 2021, which they attribute to the development of data centers and the increasing number of users using its products.

Given that they still have 7 years to reach their goal of a negative carbon footprint, they turned to Running Tide, and the deal is valued at several million dollars.

Running Tide plans to do this by growing large amounts of algae on biodegradable buoys, with the intention that the algae will eventually sink to the bottom of the ocean. The process is based on alkaline minerals that dissolve, reducing ocean acidification and removing carbon.






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