Direct air capture (DAC) technologies are an essential component of the toolkit needed to reach net zero emissions but are yet to be demonstrated at the scale necessary for climate impact. To help address this, last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill included $3.5 billion for the creation of four regional DAC Hubs over the next five years. These Hubs are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deploy, demonstrate, and innovate DAC technologies through shared infrastructure and resources in regions throughout the United States. The Department of Energy has made clear their intent to maintain robust community engagement and maximize the effectiveness of the Hubs, but these efforts are just beginning to take shape.
On June 22, BPC is bringing together representatives from DOE and the broader DAC community for an in-person convening on DAC Hubs implementation. The programming will include keynote addresses from members of Congress and multiple panel discussions featuring DOE leadership, environmental NGOs, carbon management experts, labor, and the financial community. A cocktail reception on the rooftop of the museum will follow the formal agenda.
Sen. Bill Cassidy
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Acting Director of CDR and CO2 Conversion, DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Principal Deputy Director, DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations
Director, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst
Associate Director, Rhodium Group
Senior Visiting Scholar, Carbon 180
Vice President of Energy & Climate, XPRIZE
Director, DOE Loan Program Office
Head of Climate, Stripe
Former U.S. Representative (D-MD)
Additional participants to be announced.