CO2 Extractor Array
CO2 Extractor Array
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CO2 Extractor Array

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updatedMar 25, 2021
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Huge array fans able to extract CO2 directly from the atmosphere. It can decarbonize the environment while producing synthetic fuel to supply ships, planes, and vehicles.
Huge array fans able to extract CO2 directly from the atmosphere. It can decarbonize the environment while producing synthetic fuel to supply ships, planes, and vehicles.

By extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air, giant arrays of fans can produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels, such as methane. The decarbonization process happens by combining direct air capture (DAC), water electrolysis, and fuel synthesis. Through this closed-loop, carbon-neutral fuel cycle, it would be possible to supply ships, planes, cars, and trucks with a clean source of energy.

Gender Equality

Challenges

  • Studies have shown that gender differences in health are likely to be exacerbated by climate change. Such technologies must account for the needs of the most vulnerable or other biological conditions, not only for men.

Opportunities

  • In societies with greater gender equality, there will be relatively lower impacts on the environment, as recent research suggests. This technology could be particularly important in the co-evolution between people, regardless of their gender, and their tools.

  • Women in poorer communities around the world are more vulnerable to the damaging effects of a polluted atmosphere; this technology could improve their health.

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  • 07 Affordable and Clean Energy
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  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
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  • 13 Climate Action