Making a Positive Impact on Climate Change
Since the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased from 280 ppm to 420 ppm (Climate.nasa.gov)
This concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the air causes the climate change impacts we’re experiencing today, from forest fires to stifling heat waves and damaging sea level rise — and the global community is working to reverse this course in a number of ways:
The primary objective is to reduce carbon emissions — for example, ramping up renewable energy, boosting energy efficiency, and stopping deforestation. However, reduced emissions aren’t enough.
To keep global temperature-rise to less than 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F), which scientists say is necessary for preventing the worst impacts of climate change, we’ll need to not only reduce emissions but also remove and store some carbon that’s already in the atmosphere (World Research Institute).
Carbon dioxide removal (or “carbon removal”) aims to help mitigate climate change by removing carbon dioxide pollution directly from the atmosphere.
Carbon removal strategies include familiar approaches like growing trees as well as more novel technologies like direct air capture, which scrubs CO2 from the air and sequesters it underground.
Speece Cone® technology, by ECO2 provides a highly efficient method for rapidly dissolving a high purity CO2 gas into a pressurized water injection well for sequestration. Paired with rapidly advancing technology for direct air capture, and the appropriate geological formation, ECO2 systems provide the unique mass-transfer solution critical for this innovative method to combat climate change.
Published data will soon be available for a more in-depth look at how CO2 mass transfer plays a key role in carbon removal and sequestration. Stay tuned for more information and contact us now to register for our mailing list.