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NETL’s one-of-a-kind Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center has commenced material-scale operations and is eager to expand partnerships with innovators from government, academia and the private sector that are interested in commercializing DAC technology, helping to meet the Administration’s goals of addressing legacy carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and achieving a net-zero emissions future by 2050.
NETL researcher Dave Luebke
Researcher Dave Luebke doesn’t have to search far for inspiration as he works to develop the NETL Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center. It’s waiting for him when he gets home at the end of the day.
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An NETL researcher overseeing construction of the Lab’s Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center recently met with industry and scientific leaders in Switzerland to discuss accelerating the commercialization of critical technologies for removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
Graphic reading 'Net Zero Emissions by 2050'
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NETL are developing the next generation of advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) capture concepts to support the United States in achieving ambitious goals for a greenhouse gas (GHG)-neutral economy by 2050, a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a 50% reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net GHG pollution by 2030.
Hannah Siegler
Hannah Sieger, NETL’s contracting officer representative (COR) for the upcoming Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center, grew up watching as evidence and effects of climate change mounted, and today she stands ready to support the Lab as it works to address this challenge. The testing and development of DAC technologies is an essential component of achieving a low-carbon economy and a tool to help mitigate some of the environmental issues the nation is facing.
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NETL experts took part in the recent Global Direct Air Capture Conference, a two-day event that brought together global leaders and innovators who are working to develop direct air capture (DAC) as a robust, cost-effective and environmentally just technology to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.
The NETL DAC Center will offer testing at the laboratory, bench, and pilot scales.
David Luebke, technical director of NETL’s Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center, will discuss the Lab’s efforts to accelerate the commercialization of DAC technologies during a presentation Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, California.
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NETL researchers leading the development of cutting-edge technologies to mitigate climate change will share their knowledge and expertise with engineers and scientists from five continents at the 47th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy, which will be held July 23-27 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida.
Climeworks/Svante DAC system seen during installation in California. The system boasts three contactors for independent parametric testing of multiple sorbent filters.
Field tests of NETL-funded and managed direct air capture (DAC) technology projects in California and Alabama are helping to advance the realization of a carbon-neutral economy and energy sector to address the effects of climate change.
Animated direct air capture system.
NETL is helping establish four new regional direct air capture (DAC) Hubs around the U.S. to demonstrate how the innovative carbon dioxide (CO2) removal technology can be put to work curbing the world’s climate crisis.