Direct air capture (DAC)
Sector / Carbon removal
- Dialogue with stakeholders
In 2023, an international direct air capture (DAC) company hired Catavento to conduct a series of interviews in order to understand the current viewpoint of key Brazilian stakeholders on carbon removal, specifically DAC. To this end, Catavento accessed its robust network with the Brazilian private sector, government officials, academia and NGOs to assess the role of removals in the country’s decarbonization.
The interviews conducted by Catavento focused on the following main themes: (i) relevance of permanent carbon removals in the country’s and corporate plans; (ii) specific perceptions on DAC; (iii) resources and infrastructure availability in Brazil; (iv) regulatory framework and public policies; (v) perspectives for synthetic fuel production based on DAC.
The project resulted in a report addressing the key takeaways from the interviews, as well as recommendations of next steps for the company, that were presented to the company’s leadership.
Direct air capture shall play an important and growing role in net zero pathways. Capturing CO2 directly from the air and permanently storing it removes the CO2 from the atmosphere, providing a way to neutralize emissions that are difficult to abate, including from heavy transport and industry, as well as offering a solution for legacy emissions. Air-captured CO2 can also be used as a feedstock for a range of products that require a source of carbon.