Direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO₂) can be used to recover CO₂ that is released to the atmosphere by transportation, heating, and other dispersed sources. If DAC were really inexpensive, it could replace current sources for industrial CO₂. With the addition of sequestration, DAC is also a “negative emissions” technology for maintaining or lowering global CO₂ levels in the atmosphere. Several innovative DAC technologies have been demonstrated in laboratories around the world. Some analyses of these technologies suggest costs at an industrial scale (kilotons per year) that could be $50 per ton or lower, which is similar to the U.S. price for industrial CO₂. Other analyses yield much larger costs. Join this session as panelists debate the viability of DAC based on current technology and explore the R&D pathways needed to make DAC an attractive and viable option.
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 4:10-5:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 965-4000