Porsche recently announced a partnership on a DAC project with the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). The three partners signed a letter of intent at the seventh annual meeting of the Baden-Württemberg Automotive Industry Strategic Dialogue (SDA) in Berlin.
The shared project aims to develop and implement direct air capture (DAC) technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the automotive industry by capturing CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The collaboration will work towards introducing DAC technology to global markets and creating fresh prospects for businesses in Baden-Württemberg.
This strategic partnership underscores Porsche’s commitment to driving innovation and sustainability within the automotive sector. The Stuttgart-based company has been a key player in the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Strategic Dialogue Automotive (SDA) initiative, which was established in 2017 to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the industry’s transformation process.
With a focus on strengthening Baden-Württemberg as a leader in sustainable mobility and new technology, Porsche representatives Andreas Haffner and Lutz Meschke are working alongside employees from various departments to spearhead projects under the SDA.
Lutz Meschke, a Porsche Board Member for Finance, emphasized the significance of this DAC project for the company: “Porsche stands for innovation and the development of future technology, including in the field of sustainability.”
He also expressed the company’s anticipation of driving the advancement of DAC technology in collaboration with the state of Baden-Württemberg and other partners. Meschke believes that direct air capture has the potential to become a critical climate technology worldwide, as long as the pathway to industrial production and application can be collectively established.
The government of Baden-Württemberg and ZSW stress the significance of making forward-thinking investments on both national and European scales in order to remain competitive globally and foster critical industries of the future. The involvement of Porsche and other collaborators in driving the advancement of DAC signals a positive move in the right direction.