The Three “E”s Of Direct Air Capture: Essential, Evolving, And Everlasting



Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

It was a great pleasure and honor to have been asked by the Foundation for Climate Restoration to moderate an expert panel on Direct Air Capture (DAC) at the end of April as part of the Foundation’s Solution Series.



Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

Since starting to write about ClimateTech ventures and topics related to adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change, the one topic in which I have received the most consistent reader interest has been that of Direct Air Capture (DAC).

This is the first installment of the Foundation’s Solution Series, which examines a diverse portfolio of natural and technological approaches that can remove CO2 from our atmosphere and return us to safe, preindustrial levels of carbon. In this blog, we explore Direct Air Capture (DAC) through a climate restoration lens. We discuss DAC’s capacity to achieve scalable, financeable, durable, and equitable outcomes.



The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) today launched its Solution Series to educate, inspire, and ignite advocacy for the implementation of the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions that can restore our climate. The Solution Series will highlight a range of CDR processes that can be employed to permanently remove legacy carbon at the gigaton-scale required.

The Santa Barbara Independent


Rick Wayman

What a gift that scientists based in our coastal community are studying the conditions under which kelp forests can thrive (“Seeing the Kelp Amid the Forest at UC Santa Barbara”). I’m all for better ice cream and better toothpaste to clean my teeth afterward. But what has me so enthusiastic about kelp is its ability to sequester massive amounts of excess carbon dioxide that humans have released into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.