Quebec eyed as prime spot to suck carbon from atmosphere

Published April 18, 2024


CBC News interviewed Holly Jean Buck about a new direct air capture and storage facility, Mammoth, that will soon begin operation in Iceland. It aims to extract CO2 from the air, convert it into liquid, and store it underground. This technology, led by Climeworks, could help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Similar efforts are emerging in Canada, particularly in Quebec, where Deep Sky is pursuing projects with government support. Buck emphasizes clear policies will be needed to prioritize those sectors when it comes to direct air capture. "Without that, you can imagine you're wasting all of your carbon removal capacity on something like private jets," she said.

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