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SOUTH TEXAS DAC HUB

1PointFive has partnered with King Ranch in South Texas to gain access to 106,000 subsurface acres with surface access that could support a Direct Air Capture (DAC) and sequestration hub with up to 30 million metric tonnes of CO₂ removal every year through DAC and a storage capacity of 3 billion metric tonnes. 

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FOR REFERENCE, 30 MILLION TONNES OF CO REMOVAL IS EQUIVALENT TO THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION FROM*:

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Over 6.6 MILLION gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year

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Over 3 BILLION gallons of gasoline consumed

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Nearly 6 MILLION homes’ electricity use for one year

Equivalencies sourced from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator | US EPA

SO, WHAT IS DIRECT AIR CAPTURE?

DAC is the process of removing CO₂ directly from the atmosphere. 1PointFive uses Carbon Engineering’s technology to pull CO₂ out of the air. The captured CO₂ then goes through a series of processes for purification and compression.

CO₂ STORAGE

Once captured, purified and compressed, the CO₂ can either be securely stored underground or used to make new products such as cement or low-carbon fuels. Initially, 1PointFive plans to store CO₂ deep underground in geologic formations through a process called geologic sequestration. In this process, CO₂ would be stored deep underground–more than 10,000 feet (nearly two miles!). Geologic sequestration is a proven method of CO₂ storage that has been in use for decades. Our parent company, Oxy, has over 50 years of experience in geologic CO₂ storage and the 1PointFive teams will leverage that data, experience and expertise to develop the sequestration sites at the South Texas hub. CO₂ storage plans will be approved and monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

REDUCING INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS

With our CO₂ storage operations at the South Texas Hub at the King Ranch, we’ll also have the capability to store CO₂ captured at industrial facilities along the Gulf Coast to help reduce emissions associated with those industrial operations.

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THE SOUTH TEXAS HUB: BY THE NUMBERS

106,000

subsurface​ acres leased

>10,000

feet below the surface, the expected CO₂ storage capacity (7,000 feet further than the deepest source of underground drinking water)

3

monitoring wells for each injection (storage) well

up to 30,000,000

tonnes per year of CO₂ removal potential through DAC

up to 3,000,000,000

tonnes of estimated CO₂ storage capacity 

PROJECT PARTNERS

As we design our project, build it and operate it, our highest priority is to conduct our business in a manner that respects, protects and benefits the welfare of our employees, surrounding communities and the environment. A critical component of our project will be working with local organizations to support that commitment.

PROJECT NEXT STEPS

1

Drill stratigraphic test wells that allow us to collect more detailed information about the site geology. These help us better define our site plan and inform our engineering teams.

2

Apply for Class VI well permit with the U.S. EPA.

3

Continue front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first South Texas Hub Direct Air Capture facility, which is being designed to capture up to one million tonnes of CO₂ per year.

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