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New direct air capture plant poised for record removals

Corbin Hiar of E&E News reports on a new DAC plant that is set to open.

The C3 Take
  • The “Mammoth” direct air capture (DAC) plant in Iceland will open this week.
  • The plant was designed by Climeworks will be able to permanently remove up to 36,000 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, 9 times more than their current largest plant.
  • The U.S. has also taken steps to accelerate direct air capture with Occidental currently constructing a DAC plant in West Texas that will able to pull 500,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

“Occidental and a separate coalition that includes Climeworks have also been selected by the Department of Energy to develop two direct air capture hubs capable of eventually removing 1 million metric tons of carbon per year. Those projects are planned for southern Texas and southeastern Louisiana and backed by roughly $1 billion in federal grants.”

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