In this video the designers explain the motivation and rationale behind the “Direct Air Capture” process, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today’s economy.
Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company, has come up with an ingenious project — they developed a machine capable of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from atmospheric air. This machine first captures and then purifies CO2 from the air in the atmosphere, which can then be combined with hydrogen to produce hydrocarbons — in other words, fuel! Moreover, the fuel generated from this process would be low-carbon fuel, meaning it would burn cleaner than gasoline and diesel.
If scaled to a larger size, this system could be used all around the world. In combination with a renewable energy source to generate a hydrogen supply, it could ultimately change the way we produce renewable fuel and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels!