Maine Patent of the Month – December 2023

Running Tide Technologies, Inc. is making waves as they harness the power of the ocean to build a climate positive future. The company has been working for over two decades to rebalance the natural carbon cycle and deacidify the ocean. Recently, this effort has resulted in the granting of a patent for their approach to quantifying ocean-based interventions for sequestering carbon dioxide.

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century is to develop scalable methods for removing CO2 from the atmosphere and upper ocean and then durably sequestering it in the deep ocean or marine sediments. While many governments and companies are working to develop solutions that meet these needs, being able to quantity the impact of these efforts is crucial to understanding which solutions are working – and which aren’t.

Running Tide’s solution quantifies and verifies ocean-based interventions, evaluating their efficacy in sequestering carbon through the use of complex data collection and analysis. Sensors are implemented in a target body of water and pull relevant data into a novel quantification model which generates an output, predicting the capacity of the target to sequester CO2. Based on this output, a CO2 offset credit is determined and are used to inform the development of solutions.

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