Atmospheric Vacuums Are Becoming More Viable Climate Defenders

Bloomberg (12/18/2019)
  • Startups are introducing direct air capture technology to suck carbon dioxide from the air.
  • Carbon Engineering, founded by Harvard applied physicist David Keith, is designing a plant in British Colombia that will remove 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, offsetting emissions from 250,000 cars.
  • Zurich-based Climeworks has 14 small carbon capture plants across Europe.
  • While critics view carbon-capture as a band-aid solution, supporters believe it should be adopted in addition to reducing emissions.
  • Major investors include Chevron, Occidental Petroleum and Bill Gates.