Georgia Tech Direct Air Capture Center
For more than a decade, Georgia Tech researchers have worked to develop materials and processes that extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Climate models now show that reduction of current and future emissions alone will not limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5-2 °C, the level suggested allowing society to stave off the worst impacts of global climate change. These models suggest that negative emissions technologies (NETs) will need to be developed and deployed to stabilize the climate.
With a recent spate of new awards, Georgia Tech researchers—with the support of Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute (SEI)—have launched the Direct Air Capture Center (DirACC), under the guidance of Professors Christopher W. Jones and Matthew J. Realff. DirACC will create a forum for collaborative research on NETs and DAC, bringing together researchers from across the Institute working in energy, sustainability, policy, and related fields.