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REMOVING CARBON FROM THE AIR

Direct Air Capture (DAC) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) interventions are needed to buy time for clean energy technologies to overtake fossil fuels.

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ONE PROBLEM:

TWO SOLUTIONS

To remain under the 1.5°C global warming limit set by the IPCC, climate experts advocate for two simultaneous interventions to stop the rise in greenhouse gases:

1. cutting carbon emissions

2. removing existing atmospheric CO2.

BUYING TIME

Clean energy technology and its implementation is not progressing quickly enough for us to reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations by limiting emissions alone.​

In addition to moving towards clean energy, we must invest in Direct Air Capture (DAC) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) interventions to have any hope of reversing the effects of global warming.

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DOING OUR PART

As the cost of carbon capture technology has decreased, we see the potential for creating and improving CCS technology for individual use.

 

We believe that the small interventions made by many conscientious individuals and corporations can collectively make a huge impact on green house gases. 

 

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HOW IT WORKS

Direct Air Capture methods collect CO2 molecules from ambient air using a sorbent material, such as a calcium oxide-based solid or silicate. The sorbent is then heated to extremely high temperatures, causing captured CO2 to be released in a concentrated stream.

This CO2 can then be sequestered inertly underground or undergo further chemical reactions that allow it to be recycled into fuel, fertilizer, concrete, food products, and more.

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