An innovative company called Heirloom Carbon Technologies will capture Carbon Dioxide from the air and hand it off to another company, CarbonCure, who will inject the CO2 into concrete.
This marks the first time ever that carbon from the air is permanently stored in concrete.
This innovation is important because rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are causing rising temperatures and climate change.
You see, CO2 is a greenhouse gas, meaning that it holds the sun's heat close to Earth, like a greenhouse.
The more CO2 goes into the air from burning fossil fuels, the more heat is held in the Earth's atmosphere. This is what is causing the temperature to rise.
So finding a way to remove CO2 from the air and permanently store it somewhere, like in concrete, is a vital strategy for fighting climate change.
Direct Air Capture (DAC) has faced scepticism from investors, and making concrete is one of the worst Carbon offenders.
This carbon removal and storage project could go a long ways in convincing investors that DAC is a viable option for fighting climate change.
This is a #WinForThePlanet 🙌🏼
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