carbon removal, with integrity

Brilliant Planet uses algae to REMOVE CO2 from the atmosphere

We produce algae and convert it into stable biomass. We then bury that biomass, where it remains stable for thousands of years. This removes CO₂ permanently from the atmosphere. In the process we also deacidify vast amounts of seawater, strengthening the local coastal ecosystem.  

LEADERS IN
high-QUALITY
carbon removal

Durable

Durable

Extreme salinity and dryness ensure that our biomass remains stable for over 1,000 years.

Measurable

Measurable

By operating on land, measurement and verification is as straightforward as weighing the algae biomass at burial

SCALABLE

SCALABLE

The world has more than 500,000 square kilometres of flat, empty, coastal desert. That is enough to remove three gigatons of CO2 per year.

Cost-effective

Cost-effective

By letter photosynthesis do the work of carbon removal we keep energy and overheads to a minimum.

No Arable Land Use

No Arable Land Use

Food security for a growing global population is also an important issue. We don't compete with arable land.

Contributing to ocean health

Contributing to ocean health

For every unit of seawater that passes through out system, we de-acidify more than ten units back to pre-industrial levels. This supports local biodiversity restoration.

Benefitting communities

Benefitting communities

We operate in vulnerable rural areas and are proud to support sustainable development by creating high-quality green jobs.

Algae have long served as nature's foremost carbon capturers.

For eons, these organisms have diligently performed the vital task of carbon sequestration, quietly shaping the world we inhabit today.

Beneficial coastal algae blooms are responsible for 20% of the global carbon cycle and are what make them 10-50x more efficient at CO2 fixation than terrestrial plants per unit area.

Scientific and technical
partners:

Verification and audit services provision, along with assistance in the certification process.
Buyer-side verification and registry engagement.
Provision of extensive experience in the design and construction of water transmission systems as a global engineering design firm.
Consultancy services provision in engineering and development, particularly for major global infrastructure projects.
Execution of parametric ISO-conform LCA for all production processes and European Product Declarations.
Collaboration on developing high-resolution 3D flows and currents through tidal action and wind-driven mixing.
Analysis of cellular shear stress and the impact of shear on cell aggregation and settling rate.
Implementation of advanced automation and analysis in our production facilities as Aveva's lead UK implementation partner.
Support in satellite remote-sensing program, inclusive of machine vision, data processing pipelines, and systems integration.
Provision of a $6m grant by the UK government's research arm for developing our current generation of digital, modelling & automation technology.
Collaboration in the development of cutting-edge photo physiology sensor technologies.

INVESTORS

Brilliant Planet was founded in 2013 and is backed by some of the world’s leading climate technology investors.

latest news & insights

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Brilliant Planet

Partnership with Isometric

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July 30, 2023

We're thrilled to participate in the launch of Isometric's science platform and registry today! #Transparency and independent #verification of #carbonremoval claims are fundamental to a thriving carbon market. Read more about Isometric's $25m raise and strategy here: https://lnkd.in/eRbMdpa5

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Schneider

Brilliant Planet to scale algae-based carbon capture process with universal automation solution from Schneider Electric and Platinum Electrical Engineering

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July 30, 2023

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and industrial automation, today announced that it has partnered with Platinum Electrical Engineering to implement the EcoStruxure Automation Expert solution for Brilliant Planet, a pioneer in low-cost, algae-based carbon capture.

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Watershed

Brilliant Planet Announces First Large-Scale Carbon Removal Purchase, Made by Block, Inc. through the Watershed Marketplace

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July 30, 2023

Today, Brilliant Planet, a leader in high-integrity nature-based, permanent carbon removal, announced their first large-scale purchase from Block, the global technology company with a focus on financial services. The purchase was facilitated through the Watershed Marketplace, a curated selection of nature-based and engineered carbon removal available to all customers of Watershed, the enterprise climate platform.

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Brilliant Planet

Brilliant Planet to scale algae-based carbon capture process with universal automation solution from Schneider Electric and Platinum Electrical Engineering

Posted on
July 30, 2023

Carbon capture plays a crucial role in meeting global energy and climate goals.

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FootPrint Coalition

Big milestone for new carbon removal method

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July 30, 2023

Block makes first large purchase of desert algae carbon removal from Brilliant Planet through the Watershed Marketplace

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Bloomberg

Capturing Carbon With Giant Algae Ponds in the Middle of the Desert

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July 30, 2023

Brilliant Planet aims to engineer algae blooms to remove emissions, and then sell the service in carbon markets.

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Sky News

Can growing algae in the desert help undo some of our damage to the climate? Start-up Brilliant Planet thinks so

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July 30, 2023

Around 650 million years ago an explosion of algae kick-started human life. Now, this broad group of aquatic organisms could hold the key to help humanity in a very different way - or so says one start-up that is growing algae in the Moroccan desert.

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CTVC

Brilliant Planet is blooming algae back

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July 30, 2023

Harnessing algae’s exponential growth for gigascale carbon dioxide removal

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This Week in Startups

Brilliant Planet's Raffael Jovine on the power of algae

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July 30, 2023

Brilliant Planet's Raffael Jovine on the power of algae.

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Just Have a Think

How to capture 2 billion tonnes of CO2 AND fix our oceans.

Posted on
July 30, 2023

Carbon Dioxide removal from our atmosphere is now an unavoidable and essential aspect of our climate mitigation challenge in the 21st Century. We've left it so late that just reducing our emissions is no longer enough. Now a UK based company called Brilliant Planet has perfected a method that, at full scale, can drawdown 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere every year while also restoring alkalinity levels to our ocean ecosystems.

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