NEG8 Carbon, a leading climate tech company, has reached a game-changing milestone with the successful testing of their pilot Direct Air Capture (DAC) unit. This groundbreaking technology has effectively captured 1.2 metric tons of CO2 per year, marking a significant step towards mitigating the harmful impacts of climate change.
Developed by a team at Trinity College Dublin and built upon extensive research conducted at University College Dublin, this innovative technology is propelling the fight against atmospheric CO2 levels.
Direct Air Capture has long been praised as a promising technology for reducing carbon emissions, and NEG8 Carbon’s successful pilot program is a testament to its potential. By capturing CO2 directly from the air, this innovative DAC unit provides a viable solution to combat climate change.
This milestone signifies a major breakthrough for NEG8 Carbon, as they move towards scaling up this technology and implementing it on a larger scale. This achievement also marks the next level of growth for NEG8 Carbon, giving them a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6 and highlighting their progress in developing sustainable solutions for a greener future.
The company has made a significant leap towards their ambitious goal for Ireland, where they aim to obtain 10 million tons of CO2 every year in the next 10 to 15 years. If they succeed, it would entail capturing a quarter of Ireland’s current annual emissions.
The company’s CTO, Dr. John Breen, expressed his excitement about this achievement, stating that it is just the beginning of their grand vision. Currently, NEG8 Carbon is in the development phase of units that are designed to capture 400 tons of CO2 annually at a low cost.
With the potential to capture such significant amounts of carbon dioxide, NEG8 Carbon’s DAC unit holds great promise in the fight against global warming and the transition to a more sustainable future.