Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is a developing technology that can help reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, already being tested in Norway
The technology of capturing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere (DAC) is now offering a promising way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. In a DAC system, CO2 is removed from the atmosphere, reducing its concentration and mitigating its greenhouse effect.
Although DAC technology has great potential to help reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, it also has its own share of challenges. For the technology to be viable, large volumes of air are needed to process, making the process expensive. In addition, the low concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (only 0.04%) means that a lot of energy is needed to extract this problematic gas.
Norway may be one of the countries where DAC infrastructure may make sense. The country has large volumes of geological storage on its continental shelf, favorable climatic conditions, and a wealth of know-how in the fields of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Several DAC projects are currently under evaluation or planning by Norwegian companies working in collaboration with foreign companies.