Carbon Engineering’s Direct Air Capture Technology
Direct Air Capture (DAC) is a technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air with an engineered, mechanical system. Carbon Engineering’s (CE) DAC technology works by pulling in atmospheric air, then through a series of chemical reactions, extracts the CO2 from it while returning the rest of the air to the environment. The process delivers atmospheric CO2 as a purified, compressed gas that can then be used to produce clean fuels using CE’s complementary AIR TO FUELSTM process, or stored permanently underground to create negative emissions or enable enhanced oil recovery.
Carbon Engineering’s industrially scalable DAC technology can be built to capture one million tons of CO2 per year at a single facility. At that scale, one facility is capturing a quantity of CO2 equivalent to the emissions from 250,000 cars. Creating this air treatment infrastructure, in partnership with First Nations, will help Canada lead the world in the export of sustainable fuels and permanent carbon removal.
More information on CE’s DAC technology can be found here. To learn about how DAC can be used to create permanent carbon removal through the geological storage of atmospheric CO2, visit CE’s website here.