VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenlines, a pioneering climate-tech company committed to advancing sustainable Human-based Solutions, is pleased to announce the approval of its landmark patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The first of its kind patent opens up an entirely novel intellectual property category within global carbon markets, which offers mobility app owners the ability to accurately quantify and monetize emission reductions produced by its users.
The landmark patent titled, "Methods and Systems for Conversion of Physical Movements to Carbon Units”, bears the US Patent Number US 11,774,255 B2, signifying the world’s first-ever instance of a process to generate carbon credits being awarded a patent. Marketed by the company under the name "Mobility Carbon Engine" (MCETM), the technology has been in operation since 2019 in over 60 cities across the United States and Canada.
“Securing the world’s first carbon credit generation process patent is a pivotal moment for us at Greenlines. By providing a systematic approach to accurately quantify and recognize emission reductions resulting from individuals' use of low-carbon land, water, and air-based transportation modes, the MCETM creates a comprehensive framework that rewards individuals and organizations for choosing sustainable alternatives,” said David Oliver, Co-founder and CEO at Greenlines.
The World Resources Institute reports that transportation emissions account for approximately 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions and are the primary source of emissions in the U.S. “According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, 76% of Americans commute an average of 44 kilometers (27 miles) to work, resulting in an annual carbon emissions output of 4.6 tons per person. If 10% of the US commuters use our MCE, their carbon footprint can be reduced by approximately 20%. This means their efforts hold the potential to collectively decrease US transportation emissions by 24 million tons per year,” added Oliver.
Greenlines’ patent empowers mobility aggregators such as trip planning applications, private mobility providers, transit agencies, and more, to incentivize and promote sustainable transportation choices. Oliver continues, “The patent not only addresses emissions stemming from personal mobility but also emissions from food and package deliveries, including drone deliveries.”
Beyond its impact in North America, Greenlines is pursuing global coverage for its innovative technology. The company has initiated patent applications for the MCE in other jurisdictions, including the European Union, signaling its commitment to making sustainable practices a global reality.
By merging innovation with sustainability, Greenlines is revolutionizing carbon markets while providing customers in the mobility sector the ability to quantify, recognize, and monetize greenhouse gas emission reductions.
About Greenlines Technology:
Greenlines empowers individuals and businesses to make a positive impact on the environment through our advanced digital measurement, reporting, and verification (dMRV) processes that recognize and reward sustainable behaviour in the mobility and e-commerce industries. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Greenlines has coined the term Human-based Solutions (HbS) to recognize the contributions made by individuals to reducing anthropogenic emissions. To learn more, please visit: https://www.greenlines.cc/