Extracting CO2 from the air is one of the best methods to reverse climate change without resorting to expensive technologies, convoluted tax schemes, or preventing billions of people from getting the energy they need to have a good life. This is Carbon Engineering. Since we’re failing to curb global carbon emissions at all, we are left with utilizing our large brains, which got us into this problem in the first place, to try to procure our way out of it.
Whether that’s solar engineering or cloud seeding to reduce incident solar radiation or reforestation, or carbon seizes and sequestration from burning fossil fuels, or ocean iron fertilization or putting considerable mirrors in space, people think we can engineer our approach around any issue.
The most effective most direct technique that has the least dangerous side-results is to take away carbon directly from the atmosphere and make something useful out of it like the fuel that would additionally reduce the burden on the environment.
Based in Canada, Carbon Engineering’s Direct Air Seize system straight removes CO2 from the ambiance, purifies it, and produces a pipeline-prepared compressed CO2 liquid utilizing only vitality and water. This CO2 will be mixed with non-fossil gas-generated hydrogen, to supply extremely-low carbon depth hydrocarbon fuels similar to gasoline, diesel, and Jet Fuel-A.
The pipeline CO2 will also be used for industrial functions together with the manufacturing of metal and concrete, coatings and carbon fibers, or enhanced oil restoration.
From its plant in Squamish, British Columbia, Carbon Engineering has efficiently developed and demonstrated its applied sciences and has been removing CO2 from the atmosphere since 2015 and changing it into fuels since 2017.