Carbon Engineering is building technologies to capture CO₂ directly from the atmosphere, and to use that CO2 in the synthesis of clean transportation fuels that displace crude oil.

Our business is to provide the technology and facilities to synthesize global-scale quantities of clean fuels from air, water, and renewable power.

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Direct Air Capture

is a technology we have developed that removes CO₂ directly from atmospheric air at industrial scale.

Our technology does this in a closed loop where the only major inputs are water and energy, and the output is a stream of pure, compressed CO2 ready for use or storage. Our system runs on a flexible combination of natural gas or clean electricity. CO2 produced from any natural gas use is captured and delivered along with our atmospheric CO2, so that new emissions are not incurred.

Our air capture system pairs a wet scrubbing air contactor with a chemical regeneration cycle, and combines equipment with deep industrial precedent with our own novel and proprietary innovations. All of this results in a technology that has low scale-up risk, and powerful economies of scale.

About Air Capture

CE’s patented technology integrates two processes: an air contactor, and a regeneration cycle.

CO₂ from Ambient Air: VIDEO

This video, produced by the Globe & Mail, explains CE’s efforts on direct capture of CO₂ from the atmosphere.

Air To Fuels

is our technology that uses atmospheric CO₂, captured using our DAC process, and combines it with renewably produced hydrogen, to directly synthesize clean liquid transportation fuels.

Air to fuels uses renewable electricity to produce hydrogen from water, and then combines the hydrogen with captured atmospheric CO₂ to produce hydrocarbon fuels such as diesel, gasoline, and Jet-A. Air to fuels gives us a way to produce global scale quantities of fuels that are compatible with today’s transportation infrastructure and engines, but add little or no fossil carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

About Air to Fuels

Air to Fuels combines direct air capture technology with hydrogen generation and thermo-catalytic fuel synthesis.

Media and Publications

Read Carbon Engineering’s features in the media, and our other published papers and articles.

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Carbon Neutral Fuels

are needed to power 21st century transportation.

The world is transitioning to clean economies and clean fuels. Air to fuels allows us to produce global-scale quantities of drop-in ready fuels like gasoline, diesel, and Jet-A without the use of crude oil. These fuels are cleaner burning than fossil fuels, can be carbon neutral on a life-cycle basis, can be produced with 100x less land use than biofuels, and are directly compatible with existing infrastructure.

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We’re looking for motivated partners.

About the CE Team

CE has the largest and most experienced technical and commercial teams in the air capture field.

Technical Updates

Read recent updates on our technical developments and progress at Carbon Engineering.