PsiQuantum (the company that’s building the world’s first utility-scale quantum computer) announced Qlimate.
A subsidiary of PsiQuantum, Qlimate is a quantum computing net zero initiative that builds partnerships to develop and scale decarbonization technology breakthroughs.
Demand for the world’s first utility-scale quantum computers will be extreme. Anticipating this scarcity, PsiQuantum has committed substantial hardware capacity to Qlimate.
Qlimate has short-listed the most promising and highest impact decarbonization use cases that can run on first-generation utility-scale quantum computers. These use cases will enable breakthrough solutions across agriculture, solar, electric batteries, green hydrogen, carbon capture, green ammonia, cement and more. Taken together, these use cases will enable substantial decarbonization impact, and contribute towards the planet getting back on a 1.5°C pathway.
Qlimate is partnering with business, government, and philanthropy to deliver on this mission. In collaboration with these partners, Qlimate will optimize use case algorithms for deployment on the first utility-scale quantum computer, quantify their impact, and scale the resulting solutions.
Together with foundational members — including Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and the Dutch Government’s Quantum Delta initiative — Qlimate will start solving computational bottlenecks that currently hold back innovation in decarbonization.
Freeke Heijman, co-founder and director of ecosystem development at Quantum Delta NL, said, “As Quantum Delta NL aims to contribute to solving the world’s long-term challenges, we are proud of this founding partnership with Qlimate.”
Jeremy O’Brien, co-founder and CEO at PsiQuantum. “Qlimate has a singular focus on impact and will take ambitious steps to deliver some of the most promising decarbonization tools that could take years off the path to net zero.”
Dr. Andrew Forrest, FFI Chairman, said, “PsiQuantum’s fault-tolerant quantum computer could be a leading light in technology for green hydrogen, and FFI as a first mover in green tech will help make it happen.”
Celia Cattelain, director at Qlimate, said, “Utility-scale quantum computing will be a precious resource and Qlimate will work with the most committed partners on the best possible solutions, namely those with the highest CO2e abatement potential.”