California-based Captura, a carbon removal company has devised an innovative strategy to combat carbon emissions.
Utilizing the ocean’s inherent capability as a carbon sink, Captura leverages its technology to effectively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Throughout history, the world’s oceans have already absorbed nearly one-third of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions since the onset of the industrial revolution. Without this vital assistance, the consequences of climate change would be considerably more severe than they presently are.
This environmentally conscious method ensures a minimal ecological footprint while effectively eliminating carbon emissions.
Their groundbreaking approach involves establishing an aquatic purification facility in the heart of the ocean. The company aims to extract carbon dioxide from seawater by harnessing renewable electricity and utilizing ocean water exclusively as input. Subsequently, they release the purified water back into the ocean.
The process not only relies on renewable energy but also incorporates proprietary electrodialysis technology to directly capture CO2 from seawater. This captured CO2 can then be either permanently sequestered or utilized in other applications. Remarkably, the process generates no by-products and has no adverse impact on the ocean, making it an environmentally friendly solution.
Captura’s innovative ocean carbon capture system has the remarkable capacity to annually capture 100 tons of CO2 from the ocean.
To propel the technology forward, Captura plans to undertake ocean modeling and technology development initiatives. The objective of these efforts is to validate, scale, and improve their innovative processes. By conducting these activities, Captura aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its carbon removal technology.