Oxy, Carbon Engineering to Build Largest Carbon-From-Air Plant

May 21, 2019, 7:31 PM

Coming soon to Texas’ Permian Basin: the world’s largest direct air capture facility.

The project will be a partnership between Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Canadian-based direct air capture developer, and Occidental Petroleum Corp., the two companies announced May 21 at the CO2NNECT conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Direct air capture technology separates carbon dioxide directly from ambient air—as opposed to removing carbon from the emissions of power plants and other facilities, like other carbon-capture systems. The carbon dioxide is then stored underground or used, instead of being released into the atmosphere where it causes global ...

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