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Climate change is real and we need to act fast

  • tons of excess CO2 was emitted by humans since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

We will need all feasible solutions to overcome this immense challenge.

There is no silver bullet to turn the corner on climate change. Direct air capture is one of the many tools we will need to permanently reduce the concentrations of CO2 in our atmosphere.

Afforestation/reforestation

The simplest and cheapest form to take CO2 out of the atmosphere is by growing trees. An average grown-up tree takes up 25-30 kg of CO2 per year and converts it into biomass; it is a “proven” solution.

Growing trees can be done in new areas that were not previously forested or by restoring former forests.

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Other Carbon Dioxide Removal solutions

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS): periodically harvesting the carbon stored in plants by burning them (to produce bioenergy), combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Oceanic storage of CO2: the ocean is a carbon sink with an enormous capacity. CO2 can be stored through alkalinization and fertilization (e.g., seaweed).

Biochar is charcoal that is produced by pyrolysis of biomass in the absence of oxygen. It is a stable solid that is rich in carbon and can endure in soil for thousands of years.

Carbyon expects that more yet-to-be-developed solutions will complete the CDR portfolio.

Challenge page - kelp

Carbon emission reduction

Humanity is still emitting 40 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. So the primary goal remains to reduce the amount of fossil CO2 that gets into our atmosphere. This implies more solar and wind energy to replace existing fossil power plants, capturing CO2 from point sources and replacing any use of fossil sources wherever possible.

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Enhanced weathering

A big contributor to the natural cycle of carbon dioxide removal is the chemical weathering of certain types of rocks. Especially silicates (e.g., olivine) are particularly prone to absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere.

The mining, milling and storage of these materials is currently being researched by various initiatives.

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Direct air capture (DAC)

Direct air capture allows to filter CO2 from ambient air and store it underground, exactly where it originates from.

The technology is still relatively expensive and implemented on a modest scale. Bringing the costs down and turning this into a strong tool for climate change mitigation is precisely the reason why Carbyon was founded.

DAC

Other Carbon Dioxide Removal solutions

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS): periodically harvesting the carbon stored in plants by burning them (to produce bioenergy), combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Oceanic storage of CO2: the ocean is a carbon sink with an enormous capacity. CO2 can be stored through alkalinization and fertilization (e.g., seaweed).

Biochar is charcoal that is produced by pyrolysis of biomass in the absence of oxygen. It is a stable solid that is rich in carbon and can endure in soil for thousands of years.

Carbyon expects that more yet-to-be-developed solutions will complete the CDR portfolio.

Challenge page - kelp

How to scale up in an economically viable manner to get to the required impact?

Technology

Carbyon develops a unique technology to filter CO2 from ambient air. We are scientists and engineers with a shared dream: to give the world a powerful tool to fight climate change.

Open model

Carbyon works in the ecosystem of the Brainport Eindhoven region. This allows us to combine the collective knowledge of universities, applied research institutes and the industry, all working closely together towards a product that can be mass manufactured worldwide.

We welcome new partners to our initiative, so please let us know how you think you can contribute.

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