Airbus Invests In Climate Solutions
Author: Aaron Bailey
Airbus has invested in Carbon Engineering Ltd, the developer of the world's largest Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) research and development facility. Carbon Engineering says DACC technology is a process of using fans to pull air over "thin plastic surfaces that have potassium hydroxide solution flowing over them that binds with the CO2 molecules, removing them from the air and trapping them." The CO2 can be stored, allowing the aerospace industry to draw out an equivalent level of emissions. The captured CO2 could also produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The International Energy Agency has advised that across the USA, Canada, and Europe, 18 small research companies are operating their direct air capture facilities, and 11 more are in development. For Airbus, this is a vital part of the airline manufacturers' global climate strategy and encourages the development of direct air capture technology.