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Why carbon capture technology is not Musk madness: it is key to solving climate change

Will Brown of Palatinate writes on the importance of carbon capture.

The C3 Take
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that artificial carbon capture is likely needed to reach emissions targets.
  • One promising artificial carbon capture technology is direct air capture (DAC), which pulls CO2 directly from the the atmosphere, but the technology is currently not cost effective at a large scale.
  • Several companies, including CarbonCure and Carbfix, are sequestering carbon and infusing them into products such as cement.
  • Private sector innovation is unlocking key developments for clean technologies.

“Elon Musk was not mad when he announced funding for carbon removal technology. It’s a field that’s on the cusp of spreading worldwide, and one in desperate need of further research. If countries are unable to reduce their emissions, carbon capture might be our only hope for reducing the impact on the climate – the sooner it’s commercially viable, the better.”

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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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