Every year, around 50 gigatons of CO2 is released into our atmosphere. Reaching net zero by 2050 is unachievable by reducing emissions alone. Direct air carbon removal is essential, but typically has high energy demands and leaves its own lasting impact on people and the planet.
To recover gigatons of atmospheric CO2 each year, we need a better solution. One that is kinder to the planet, socially responsible and commercially viable at global scale, capable of bridging the emissions gap of entire industries. We’ve developed that at RepAir — a next-generation carbon removal solution, better for people, businesses and the planet.
RepAir Carbon was founded in 2020 with a mission to pioneer the most sustainable carbon dioxide removal solution. Our novel technology emerged from the research lab of Dr. Yushan Yan, the Henry B. du Pont Professor of Chemistry at the University of Delaware.
To realize the sustainable gigaton, we’re building an ecosystem of innovative partners — from world-leading material suppliers and storage and utilization providers, to forward-thinking investors and offsetters.
Why is Direct Air Capture (DAC) necessary to reach Net Zero?
It is imperative for both corporations and individuals to actively work towards minimizing or eradicating CO2 emissions. However, the current efforts fall short of the necessary scale and speed required to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Notably, certain industries, like aviation, face technological constraints that render emission reduction nearly impossible.To successfully attain the goal of Net Zero by 2050, it becomes essential to adopt innovative approaches. One promising method is the implementation of technologies like Direct Air Capture. By incorporating such alternative methods, we can effectively address the substantial "emissions gap" amounting to billions of tons annually. This strategic move is crucial for paving the way to Net Zero by 2050.
How come planting trees is not enough?
To reach Net Zero by 2050, billions of tons of CO₂ must be removed annually from the atmosphere. A tree can remove about 20 kg of CO₂ every year. It takes years to reach maturity and is hard to monitor and verify. In addition, trees take up a lot of arable lands, and when burned, they release all CO₂ back into the atmosphere. DAC solutions can reach the gigaton scale that is needed at a much shorter period than trees. They take much less land that is not arable since it can be placed in remote locations close to the point of storage or utilization.
What is unique about RepAir’s solution in the DAC market?
Our solution is based on a modular electrochemical system that is scalable and flexible. It is designed for the gigaton scale. It’s very sustainable, as it only works on renewable energy and is very efficient, using one-quarter of the energy required by conventional solutions.
What makes RepAir's DAC solution economically viable at scale?
Our DAC solution is designed to become economically viable at scale. Our solution’s energy consumption is very low. This dramatically reduces the system’s operating expenses. In addition, our technology is very modular – it is based on identical electrochemical cells stacked in large numbers. Due to this modularity, capital costs will also be reduced at a large scale when cells are mass produced.
Can you build a plant anywhere in the world?
Yes. Since we only need a reliable source of renewable electricity and a CO₂ storage solution on-site, our system can be placed anywhere in the world.
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