Analysis and Optimization of a New Direct Air Capture Technology

Carbon Engineering (CE) is developing a technology to absorb CO2 through Direct Air Capture (DAC) as a means to reduce GHG’s and combat climate change. CE is building a demonstration plant and plans to build a first commercial plant, which will sell CO2 for use in the production of low carbon fuels. This project aims to evaluate the integration of individual process components via analysis and
interpretation of the data obtained from the DAC demonstration plant. Special focus is on CE’s ‘Pelletized Calcium’ process, an integral plant process, since its performance is known to impact the entire system. Additionally, bench scale testing and modeling will be used to accompany pilot operations to isolate and study key effects or metrics identified as important for the scale-up and optimization efforts.

Faculty Supervisor:

Walter Merida


Luisa Burhenne


Carbon Engineering


Engineering - mechanical


Environmental industry


University of British Columbia



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