Do we need direct air capture?
- Sep 17, 2021 2:26 pm GMT
A lot of interesting things happened when I was away from LinkedIn.
But the one that makes me excited is the launch of the world's largest direct air capture facility by Climeworks and Carbfix.
The Orca plant will capture 4000 tons of CO2 per year and fix it permanently in the form of stable carbonate materials.
To give you perspective, this is equivalent to planting 400000 trees that, on average, remove 10 kg of CO2 per year each.
There is still work to do to reduce the energy requirement, footprint and cost of DAC.
But we need to realise that DAC IS NOT the green light for further fossil fuel use - this needs to stop now.
I know many of you may disagree and believe that we don't need DAC at all - I was sceptical about this tech too a couple of years ago.
But now, I can see the value it can bring. In addition to environmental benefits, provided it's powered via green energy, it could be a technology that would provide net-zero carbon needed by various sectors of our economy.
Let's discuss! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
#environment #sustainability #climate
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