We believe humanity can solve climate change.

We believe we can create a future in which our children and neighbours inherit the same planet we’ve enjoyed; where we deliver prosperity and well-being while avoiding environmental impact. Creating this future will require leadership, collaboration, and creativity, and will involve a diversity of new technologies, business ideas, and social innovation. Getting there is a challenge, but also an imperative.

At Carbon Engineering (CE), our contribution to this future is a Direct Air Capture technology – more than 10 years in the making – that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

We believe we can create a future in which our children and neighbours inherit the same planet we’ve enjoyed; where we deliver prosperity and well-being while avoiding environmental impact. Creating this future will require leadership, collaboration, and creativity, and will involve a diversity of new technologies, business ideas, and social innovation. Getting there is a challenge, but also an imperative.

At Carbon Engineering (CE), our contribution to this future is a Direct Air Capture technology – more than 10 years in the making – that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

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Direct Air Capture

CE’s Direct Air Capture technology removes carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

Unlike capturing emissions from industrial flue stacks, our technology captures carbon dioxide (CO2) – the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change – directly out of the air around us. This can help counteract today’s CO2 emissions, and remove the large quantities of CO2 emitted in the past that remains trapped in our atmosphere.

From our pilot facility in Squamish, Canada, we have fully demonstrated our Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology and are now commercializing. Our team and partners are working to build industrial-scale DAC facilities that will each capture one million tons of CO2 per year – which is equivalent to the work of 40 million trees.

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Uses

DAC technology can be used to create large-scale ‘negative emissions’, and to produce clean transportation fuels.

To meet global climate goals, we must reduce the carbon we add to the atmosphere each day, and also remove excess carbon from the atmosphere to get us back to safe levels. DAC can play both roles — it can be used to prevent new CO2 emissions, and also, to permanently remove existing CO2.

Reducing Emissions: Carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere can be combined with hydrogen to produce synthetic liquid fuels that have little or no carbon footprint.

Removal of Emissions: DAC can create permanent carbon dioxide removal, or ‘negative emissions’, when the captured atmospheric CO2 is stored securely and safely underground.

What's Next

CE has been capturing CO2 from the air since 2015 and making clean fuels since 2017. We are now engineering the world’s largest DAC plant.

CE was founded more than a decade ago with the mission to develop and commercialize affordable and industrially scalable air capture technology.  Today, we are engineering the largest DAC plant in the world – a facility that will capture an expected one million tons of CO2 directly from the atmosphere each year.

It’s our goal to have this first plant ignite an industry. By demonstrating that our technology is workable, affordable, and scalable, we hope to accelerate the cycle of laws and policies that drive emissions reductions, and cultivate the commercial enterprise to deliver them. We envision fleets of DAC facilities working alongside renewable electricity, energy efficiency, and clean innovations in all sectors to fully tackle the climate challenge.

CE has been capturing CO<sub>2</sub> from the air since 2015 and making clean fuels since 2017. We are now engineering the world’s largest DAC plant.

If you’re a business, government or institution working towards carbon neutrality, we want to help you.

The public discourse is shifting. More and more corporate leaders and governments are committing to reduced emissions and carbon-neutrality. If your organization is among these leading on climate change, or evaluating options, we want to help.

CE is engineering the world’s largest Direct Air Capture facility, where industrial volumes of atmospheric CO2 will be safely and permanently stored underground. This gives us our first platform from which to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on behalf of clients. This safe, permanent and verifiable carbon dioxide removal can augment your existing efforts by providing a tool to eliminate ‘hard to stop’ emissions.

Contact us for more information on how we can provide large-scale negative emissions as a service for you.

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