Avnos Partners With Deep Sky For HDAC Deployment In Canada

Avnos Partners With Deep Sky For HDAC Deployment In Canada - Carbon Herald

Deep Sky, a Montreal-based carbon removal project developer, and Avnos, the Los Angeles-based company pioneering novel Hybrid Direct Air Capture (HDAC™) technology for carbon dioxide removal, have joined forces to deploy HDAC technology in Canada.

As part of their partnership, Avnos will build and install a Hybrid DAC Air Handling Unit (AHU) at Deep Sky Labs in Quebec, with the capacity to remove 450 tons of CO2 per year. This will be the first project for Avnos outside of the United States.

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Deep Sky, renowned as the world’s first gigaton-scale carbon removal company, will operate Avnos’ AHU in its Labs innovation center, slated for installation in Québec in 2025. This strategic move leverages the region’s vast renewable hydroelectric energy reserves, positioning Canada as a pivotal hub for carbon removal initiatives.

Once operational, Avnos will have AHUs in both Montreal and Bakersfield, CA, showcasing its adaptability across diverse environments, humidities, and temperatures. This operational flexibility enables an operator like Deep Sky to site an AHU in close proximity to carbon sequestration and renewable power capacity, thereby optimizing the net negativity of the hub.

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“Our partnership with Avnos is not only timely but also crucial in light of Canada’s commitment to carbon removal as a key, urgent decarbonization strategy,” said Damien Steel, CEO of Deep Sky. “Having Avnos join our project with its novel Hybrid DAC approach is a significant addition to our portfolio as Avnos’ technological approach, business model, and contribution to the surrounding community shortens the time until impact for carbon dioxide removal in Canada.”

Avnos has pioneered HDAC, capturing both CO2 and water from the atmosphere in a single system. Avnos then uses this water to regenerate its moisture-responsive sorbents, in contrast to other DAC processes that need heat to separate the captured CO2 from their sorbents. Avnos’ dual capture, then, equates to cost savings for a plant operator and a positive addition to the surrounding community, as Avnos’ tech contributes both water and jobs.

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The partners value both the climate and the economic potential of commercial deployment in Canada, which aligns with Deep Sky’s mission to designate Canada as a world-leading hub for carbon removal.

“We recognize we will need to cross borders for the global community to successfully address legacy emissions and capitalize on the enormous economic potential of carbon dioxide removal (CDR),” said Will Kain, CEO of Avnos. “Our partnership with Deep Sky demonstrates our commitment to achieving gigaton scale carbon removal and steering the nascent CDR industry toward creating opportunity and shared benefits. ”

Deep Sky, in its role as a project developer, is actively constructing expansive carbon removal and storage infrastructure across Canada. They are incorporating leading carbon dioxide removal and sequestration technologies to scale up a portfolio of solutions. Avnos’ licensing business model simplifies this process. These cross-border partnerships are vital for achieving drawdown and effectively addressing the impacts of climate change.

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