6 Things to Know About Direct Air Capture

Katie Lebling, Haley Leslie-Bole, Zach Byrum, Elizabeth Bridgwater on wri.org (World Resources Institute)

Direct air capture (DAC) is one type of technological carbon removal that shows promise today and will likely be part of a larger carbon removal portfolio. Compared to other types of carbon removal it uses relatively little space and can also be sited flexibly, so would avoid competition with other land uses and could be built on marginal land or near geological storage sites to minimize the need for CO2 pipelines. Here the authors answer some key questions about DAC.