1. Continuous Research, Development, & Demonstration (RD&D)
Various DOE offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and carbon removal companies have been actively exploring carbon removal technologies to deploy at scale. Beyond DAC, novel, innovative carbon removal technologies are increasing in their technology readiness level for demonstration and deployment.
2. Develop Inclusive Incentives
The federal government has already opened the door for direct air capture companies to benefit from removing and storing CO2 through the 45Q tax credit. Modification of the credit to be technology-neutral would ensure that diverse carbon removal solutions can benefit from this tax incentive and drive down the cost of these novel solutions.