Wyoming, one of the states in the US, has announced an ambitious new plan to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to contribute to the “green environment” approach. Looking at the adverse effects of climate change, it has become extremely important to shift towards a positive landscape with a real-time and practical approach. However, Wyoming handed over the project known as “Project Bison” to the company “Carbon Capture” in order to transform the goal into reality. Fortunately, the project will start its operations next year with the goal of eliminating five megatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by the year 2030.
The company claims that Project Bison has the potential to be the “single largest atmospheric carbon removal project in the world” at this moment when there are no considerable competitors. However, it is evident that by 2030, there will be some competition prevailing in the field. It has to be noted that when the goal of carbon capturing is achieved, it will then be packed underground in order to prevent it from plunging into the atmosphere again. In order to make the underground process of carbon done, the LA-based company has collaborated with Dallas-based company Frontier Carbon Solutions.
To that end, the mechanism follows capturing CO2 and then occupying it into “solid sorbents.” After this, the CO2 will be given sufficient heat in order to concentrate it for the undergrounding process. On the other hand, you can also give this concentrated CO2 to different manufacturing companies that use fuels and next-generation concrete. It should be noted that Project Bison has been introduced from the concept of another similar start-up in this field known as “Switzerland’s Climeworks”. The company has a considerably large plant called “Orca” that has a capacity to capture 4000 tons of carbon dioxide every year and officially commenced its operations last year in the facility.
However, Project Bison aims to remove around 10,000 tons of CO2 per year and about 200,000 tons by the year 2026. As per Adrian Corless, the CEO and CTO of CarbonCapture Inc., “With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the proliferation of companies seeking high-quality carbon removal credits, and disruptive low-cost technology, we now have the ingredients needed to scale DAC (direct air capture) to megaton levels by the end of this decade. We plan to have our first DAC modules fielded by the end of next year and to continue installing capacity as quickly as modules come off our production line. Our goal is to leverage economies of scale to offer the lowest priced DAC-based carbon removal credits in the market.”