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Khosla Ventures backs effort to make orchards of lung-like material to absorb CO2 from air

Catherine Clifford of CNBC reports on a new breakthrough in carbon removal.

The C3 Take
  • Spiritus is a carbon removal startup that recently came out of stealth with an $11 million funding round.
  • The group’s novel approach includes placing a group of sorbents into a “carbon orchard” where they will passively sequester CO2.
  • The company designed these sorbents to mimic the human lunge in order to maximize the surface area for carbon absorption.
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators are addressing our greatest climate challenges.

“When the lung-like ‘fruit’ have been collected from the carbon ‘orchard,’ they will be put in a container, where low heat will be applied to remove the carbon dioxide. The desorption process will be powered by clean energy to ensure the process is a not adding emissions to the atmosphere. Once the CO2 has been removed from the lung-like fruit, the sorbent can then be returned to the carbon orchard and reused.”

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