Montreal-based gigaton-scale carbon removal project developer, Deep Sky, and California-based carbon capture and storage solutions developer, Equatic, have partnered to deploy units for direct air capture (DAC) with ocean sequestration in Canada.
Equatic will deliver and install an electrolyzer unit to be operated at Deep Sky's pilot facility in Quebec in 2024. While the unit will have the capacity to remove 365 tons of CO2 per year, it will also demonstrate the potential for Equatic's technology for larger-scale deployments of 100,000+ tons per year.
The partners will together monitor the performance of the electrolyzer unit in the unique marine environment of Quebec, once operational. The joint team will collect data on the performance of the unit in terms of CO2 removal (CDR), energy consumption, and compliance with existing environmental regulations.
Equatic has developed an electrolytic process to remove CO2 from air and halt it permanently in the form of dissolved bicarbonate ions (in seawater) and solid mineral carbonates.
The process also produces hydrogen to help decarbonize industrial systems, produce electricity for the transportation sector, create sustainable aviation fuels and fuels for trucking, and power Equatic’s technology.
Equatic's process measures CDR entirely within a closed system. Direct, in-plant, on-line, and on-stream sensors record the rate and extent of CDR, provide continuous, unambiguous data about operational performance, and ensure accurate data is available for environmental impact monitoring.
"As we prepare to remove gigatons of CO2 from the air for our carbon credit customers, Equatic's unique electrolysis process enables the oceans to play a major part in averting climate catastrophe,” said Damien Steel, Deep Sky CEO.