Air Company is Reaching Net-Zero With CO2-Based Products
Author: Steven Johnson
Founded by entrepreneur Gregory Constantine and Dr. Stafford Sheehan, Air Company makes vodka, perfume, and hand sanitizer from CO2 pulled from the air we breathe. That means Air Company’s products aren’t just carbon-neutral, they’re carbon-negative. Even if net-zero by 2050 might not seem like the most realistic goal, sometimes innovators in the commercial space rejuvenate our spirits, keeping us on track by creating sustainable technology. Speaking of spirits, Air Company is a brand doing just that. Air Company uses a proprietary technology called a Carbon Conversion Reactor to convert captured carbon dioxide into alcohols and ethanol to create its products. Its only inputs are air (CO2), water, and sun (renewable energy), with oxygen and water as the only byproducts. You can think of it as mimicking photosynthesis, but in a more efficient manner.