ESTIMATES

Climate insights power climate action

Seamlessly estimate the footprint of your most critical business activities

Estimating emissions

It’s hard to act on what you haven’t measured. Neutralizing your activity’s carbon footprint first requires estimating its carbon emissions.


Patch Estimates enable API users to calculate the approximate amount of carbon generated by key activities. They can also be used to determine the cost of compensating a given amount of CO2.

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require 'patch-ruby'

# Set your test, secret api key
Patch.api_key = 'priv_test_123456789'

# Estimate the carbon footprint of your transaction and
associated cost
estimate_freight = Patch::Estimate.create(
  type: 'road_freight',
  distance_m: 1000,
  weight_lb: 1000
)

# Or, just estimate the cost of an order
estimate_mass = Patch::Estimate.create(
  type: 'mass',
  mass_g: 1000
)

ESTIMATES

Five types of estimates can be calculated through the API:

Passenger vehicles
Used to estimate emissions generated by driving a passenger vehicle—for climate-positive ride sharing, food deliveries, household driving, and more.
Passenger flights
Used to estimate emissions generated by taking a flight, paving the way to things like climate-positive tourism and corporate travel.
Shipping
Used to estimate emissions generated by shipping via air, rail, road, or sea—for climate-positive ecommerce, freight, and logistics.
Cryptocurrency
Used to estimate emissions generated by blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. This can translate to climate-positive NFTs, digital asset ETFs, crypto trading apps, and more.
Ecommerce
Patch can also enable ecommerce platforms to easily allocate fixed dollar amounts or a percentage of total revenue to carbon removal projects by using our no code solution.
Much more coming soon!
"Patch has enabled us to automatically fund a portfolio of frontier carbon removal projects in real-time without ever needing to write a single line of code. This will make it much easier for us to scale our business and our environmental impact in lockstep."
Ryan Shearman
Cofounder & CEO at Aether