Posted on June 25, 2020 by Rich Powell and Mitch Kersey
Direct Air Capture (DAC) represents exciting opportunities and technologies that a number of great innovators — as well as some great conservatives — are adding to the toolkit to lower global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions or remove it from the atmosphere.
There are many efforts underway for keeping CO2 from going up into the atmosphere, and ClearPath spends the majority of its time working on technologies that either don’t emit CO2 at all — think nuclear or renewables like hydropower and geothermal — or technologies that capture all of the CO2 that would have been emitted from power plants and put its back underground.
BUT, there’s already a heck of a lot of extra CO2 up there in the atmosphere. If you have not heard of Direct Air Capture, think of a massive vacuum cleaner that literally sucks carbon dioxide molecules out of the open air. Despite all the interest, this technology is still in it’s very early days. Watch ClearPath’s latest whiteboard video about what’s on the path ahead for DAC.
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