Wyoming to Open World’s Largest Carbon Removal Facility
There may be hope for us, yet!
One of the world’s biggest carbon emitters, America is slowly but surely working toward lowering its detrimental impact on the environment. The US climate tech company CarbonCapture, specializing in direct air capture (DAC) systems based on brilliant modular open systems architecture, has partnered with leading carbon storage developer Frontier Carbon Solutions to open the world’s largest carbon removal facility in Wyoming.
The facility will permanently remove five million metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide annually by 2030. It will be set in rural Wyoming in a sprawling field that will feature dozens of shipping container-sized boxes to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help fight climate change. The captured carbon, compressed into a liquid, will transport through pipelines into nearby thousand-feet-deep underground wells for permanent storage.
The system has been titled Project Bison, the first units of which will be operational by the end of 2023. By the end of this decade, the project aims to remove carbon equivalent to emissions from driving a million gas-powered cars for a year. The carbon removal service will be purchased by customers such as corporations looking to offset their carbon emissions.
According to Adrian Corless, CEO and CTO, CarbonCapture;
We plan to have our first DAC modules fielded by the end of next year and to continue installing capacity as quickly as modules come off our production line. Our goal is to leverage economies of scale to offer the lowest-priced DAC-based carbon removal credits in the market.
The selection of Wyoming for the project was based on the broad availability of renewable and zero-carbon energy sources along with favorable regulatory and operating environments for carbon storage. Project Bison will deploy CarbonCapture’s DAC modules over Frontier’s carbon dioxide shipping and storage infrastructure in the state.
CarbonCapture is in works meticulously with community stakeholders to ensure that Project Bison offers well-paying energy transition-related employments and conserves the wildlife and natural beauty that makes the state beautiful. The world’s largest carbon removal facility will help the planet in handling its emissions.
Via: Fast Company