DAC is a technology that processes atmospheric air, removes CO2 and purifies it. CE’s DAC 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. This captured, compressed CO₂ then offers a range of opportunities to create products and environmental benefits, including CE’s main focus, production of clean-burning liquid fuels with ultra-low carbon intensity.
At CE, we have been developing our DAC technology since 2009 and capturing CO2 from our pilot plant in Squamish, B.C. since 2015.
Direct Air Capture is a flexible technology that can be used to achieve industrial-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and can also enable production of clean-burning low carbon inensity fuels.
In recent years, climate modelers have agreed that to meet the temperature goals of the 2016 Paris Agreement, removal of existing CO2 from the atmosphere is necessary. Aggressive emissions reductions are imperative, and large-scale carbon removal is also required. Carbon Engineering’s DAC technology, when paired with the safe and permanent storage of CO2, can create physical, verifiable, “negative emissions” at industrial scale.
How can DAC be used?
Individual DAC plants can be placed in any country and in multiple climates, and can be built to capture one million tons of CO2 per year. At this large scale, our technology will be able to achieve costs of $100-150 USD per ton of CO₂ captured, purified, and compressed to 150 bar.
CE’s DAC plants, and the resulting captured CO2, offer a range of opportunities.
CE is actively seeking strategic partners to build full-scale commercial DAC facilities, and customers interested in supply agreements for our ultra-low carbon fuel.