Google is investing $35 million into carbon capture projects.

The US government recently announced it is purchasing $35 million in carbon removal credits through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Dioxide Removal Purchase program, and Google plans to match this.

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Climeworks' carbon capture facility in Iceland – Climeworks

“We’re proud to be the first company to pledge to match the DOE’s program dollar for dollar,” Google announced this week. “Through our own initiatives, we plan to contract for at least $35 million worth of carbon removal credits over the next 12 months.”

The company didn’t provide any details about any preferred carbon capture technology or geographical focus for investment.

“We are excited to help accelerate the carbon removal industry. We look forward to working with our partners to identify and scale the most promising technology-based and nature-based carbon removal solutions and hope that other companies will join us,” Randy Spock, carbon credits and removals lead at Google, said in a blog post.

Google parent Alphabet, along with Meta, is part of Frontier Climate – which makes aggregated purchases of carbon capture credits from a number of companies projects, and technologies.

Frontier has invested in projects from the likes of Lithos, CarbonCapture Inc., Heirloom, Airhive, Inplanet, and Living Carbon.

Google said it had made “recent purchases” through Frontier, but didn’t provide details.

With renewable power agreements still a growing trend within the data center industry, carbon capture investment is still in its infancy.

Microsoft has been a major investor in carbon capture and removal as it seeks to become not only carbon neutral going forward, but also offset its historical emissions.