Diving into the future of Direct Air Capture

Last week, Oxford SDG Impact Lab fellow, John Chua, had the opportunity to present his initial research to the Climeworks team in Zurich. Thanks to support from Nico Rosberg (Rosberg Philanthropies), John is exploring the potential for direct air capture (DAC) in the UK as an important path to reaching ambitious carbon reduction targets by 2050.

Climeworks uses direct air capture to remove CO2 from the air so that it can be stored safely and permanently underground, supporting companies in reaching their net zero goals and mitigating the impact of climate change.

Being able to visit the Hinwil Direct Air Capture plant (with the sun-drenched Alps in the background!) was a brilliant way of bringing the project to life and we’re looking forward to seeing how John’s research develops over the coming weeks!

sdg lab presentation
nico rosberg pictured with sdg lab members
rosberg philanthropies meeting