Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air is one of the only ways to reach negative emissions that are required to limit global warming. However, the process that enables this, direct air capture, is energy-consuming and expensive. The high cost prevents the large-scale utilization of this technology, and eats the potential it has for limiting the greatest environmental threat of our time.
The main goal of the DAC2.0 project is to significantly decrease the energy consumption of direct air capture and improve the productivity of the process. This is done by a unique collaboration network between VTT, LUT University and University of Jyväskylä.