Tradewater: Reducing the world’s carbon footprint

Reducing the world’s carbon footprint

Together we are able to fight climate change by collecting and destroying the most powerful greenhouse gases in the world.

Our Impact

We find and destroy the most potent greenhouse gases before they are released into the atmosphere. To date, we have eliminated the equivalent of:

1,110,347

homes powered for a year

14.4 billion

miles driven

651 million

gallons of gas used

13.4 million

barrels of oil consumed

Resources

Tradewater B Impact Assessment Score

Why Tradewater Became a Certified B Corp

When Tradewater was founded in 2016, the goal was to build a company that could effectively collect, control, and destroy greenhouse gases and establish an …

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Why I Left Tech to Join Tradewater

Dear Business Owner, My name is Jenny Morgan, and I recently joined the Tradewater team. I was previously a Tradewater customer working at Microsoft, determined …

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Refrigerant in the Dominican Republic

Providing the Final Piece: Destroying Refrigerant in the Dominican Republic

In our search for refrigerant gases around the world, we come across all sorts of circumstances. Despite global regulations placed on the use of refrigerants, …

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Addressing Refrigerants Makes Companies Leaders in the Climate Fight

Refrigerants are central to many business activities: air conditioners cool office buildings, refrigerators and walk-in coolers chill food in supermarkets, and refrigerated trucks keep medicines …

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Small Businesses Can Now Join Together to Fight Climate Change

Tradewater was built on the idea that many small actions can have a large collective impact. We have collected and destroyed over 1.2 million pounds …

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Climate Heroes Wanted – Our 2021 Goals

The world needs more Climate Heroes. The apocalyptic wildfire season from California to Australia during 2020 and the devastating Texas snowstorm in 2021 serve as deadly reminders of …

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Our Approach

We work to collect, control, and destroy gases that, if otherwise released, would increase global warming and accelerate climate change.

Collect

Our team works with people and businesses around the globe to collect high impact greenhouse gases like CFC and HCFC refrigerants, and methane.

Eliminate

Once located, we ensure that these gases are safely and efficiently destroyed, preventing them from being released into the atmosphere.

Verify

We use the highest industry standards to generate high-quality carbon offset credits that are third-party verified.

Our Projects

Finding Refrigerants Throughout the United States

Hunting for Abandoned CFCs in Latin America

Eliminating CFC Stockpiles in Ghana

How It Works

Collection
We collect, control, and destroy some of the most potent greenhouse gases. We focus on old refrigerants that are up to 10,900 times more potent than CO2, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Controlling and destroying these gases is an essential element of the global strategy to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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Elimination
Once collected, we destroy these powerful greenhouse gases using rotary kiln technology approved under the Montreal Protocol. The technology heats the refrigerants to temperatures between 1,800 and 2,200° F. This process causes the refrigerant molecules to break down, destroying 99.99% of the harmful gases.
Verification
This work generates carbon offset credits that are verified in a two-step process. An independent third-party verification body reviews all the documentation associated with the project to ensure that the gases were collected in compliance with all applicable regulations and that the project is eligible for carbon credits. After approval, the project is submitted to a carbon offset registry. Carbon offset credits are issued once the registry determines that all requirements have been met.
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