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Earth, Wind, Fire: Geothermal Plants are Perfect for Direct Air Capture

Landon Stevens of ClearPath writes on how geothermal can power direct air capture.

The C3 Take
  • Recently Houston-based Fervo Energy announced that it would power a direct air capture (DAC) plant with geothermal energy.
  • Iceland-based Orca is already using geothermal to power DAC operations with great success.
  • Direct air capture is an energy-intensive process, which has led to some pushback against the technology.
  • Geothermal power can reliably generate carbon-free energy to power these operations and truly make direct air capture a carbon-negative solution.

“This latest announcement is illustrative of the types of technological innovations that will be needed for the U.S. and the world to effectively decarbonize the economy in the future. Addressing climate change will necessitate an ‘all of the above’ approach to not only limit future emissions from reaching the atmosphere by expanding the use of technologies like hydropower, nuclear, geothermal, and renewables, but will also require cleaning up the current atmosphere.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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