Using a revolutionary technology, based on the way in which trees capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into oxygen, Carbon Engineering aims to turn CO2 into fuel.
The tech works by extracting carbon compounds directly out of the air as it passes through a CO2 rich solution within the fan-like device, which are then extracted by Carbon Engineering and purified.
The purified solution can be reused.
The concept is largely based on the idea of the fans working as an artificial tree of sorts.
Check out the video below, which explains the rationale and motivation behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere (air capture), the air capture process itself, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today’s economy.
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