The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Aug. 11 announced up to $1.2 billion to advance the development of two commercial-scale direct air–capture facilities in Texas and Louisiana. This represents the world’s largest investment in engineered carbon removal in history.
These projects — the first of this scale in the United States — represent the initial selections from the Regional Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hubs program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which aims to kickstart a nationwide network of large-scale carbon-removal sites to address legacy carbon dioxide pollution and complement rapid emissions reductions.
Project Cypress in Louisiana aims to capture more than 1 million metric tons of existing CO2 from the atmosphere each year and store it permanently deep underground. This hub intends to rely on Gulf Coast Sequestration for offtake and geologic storage of captured atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. South Texas DAC Hub also co