Construction Started! Will Absorb 100,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Annually!

Canada has started work on building the world’s largest carbon capture facility, which will both absorb carbon and produce hydrogen.
Construction Started! Will Absorb

In Quebec, Canada, a significant step is being taken to make the world more livable. A company called Equatic is constructing the world’s largest carbon dioxide removal (CDR) facility. This facility will have the capacity to remove 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually. So, how will this facility work and what does it mean for our planet? Here are the details…

Canada has begun work on the world’s largest carbon dioxide removal facility.

Equatic utilizes the natural capabilities of oceans in carbon removal. Oceans are massive carbon sinks capable of absorbing 25% of human-caused carbon. Equatic’s technology enhances this natural process by passing an electric current through seawater. This process separates the water into hydrogen and oxygen, creating an acid and a base. Carbon is then stored in solid form within the water. Additionally, the alkaline sludge produced in this process is used to capture even more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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That’s impressive! Equatic’s technology not only helps in carbon dioxide removal but also produces hydrogen. This hydrogen can be sold commercially and can also be used to meet the energy needs of the facility itself. So, the process not only contributes to environmental benefits but also brings economic gains. It’s a great example of sustainable innovation with dual environmental and economic benefits.

Equatic is really scaling up its operations! Currently, they are building a facility in Singapore capable of processing 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is set to be operational by the end of this year. This facility will support a larger commercial-scale project planned in Quebec, Canada. The Quebec facility is expected to process 109,500 tons of carbon dioxide annually and produce 3,600 tons of green hydrogen. The company indicates that this process requires less than 1.4 MW of energy per ton processed. This shows significant advancement in carbon dioxide removal technology coupled with hydrogen production, promising both environmental benefits and energy efficiency.

Research predicts that the cost of removing one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere could range from $230 to $540 by 2050. However, with Equatic’s technology, this cost is expected to decrease to as low as $100 per ton. This reduction in cost could enable the removal of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year, marking a significant advancement in the fight against climate change.

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