Where the Future is Built
Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Rusheen Capital have partnered to implement Carbon Engineering's Direct
Air Capture technology at an industrial scale.
Technology by Carbon Engineering
Carbon Engineering Technology: How it Works
The system works by pulling air into a large air contactor system, which looks like a cooling tower with a series of giant fans. The air comes in contact with a potassium hydroxide solution where a chemical reaction happens. It is here that the CO2 molecules chemically bind to the potassium hydroxide, trapping them in a liquid solution.
The CO2 trapped in this carbonate solution is then put through a series of chemical processes to increase its concentration while purifying and compressing it—delivering it in gas form ready to be used or stored underground.
This is all done in a system that uses known equipment and processes from other large industries, and reuses the same capture chemicals over and over—make it a scalable and affordable tool for capturing large amounts of CO2 from the air.