HIF Global, Porsche, Volkswagen Group Develop DAC Unit, Install at Haru Oni

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The business partnership revealed a new DAC unit to be installed at the Haru Oni Demonstration facility in Chile.

HIF Global, Porsche AG, and Volkswagen Group Innovation have announced the development and planned installation of a new direct air capture (DAC) unit. The unit will be installed at HIF’s eFuel-integrated Haru Oni Demonstration facility in Chile for 2024.

"We are not waiting for solutions to come to us; we are creating them and leading the way. We have proven carbon-neutral eFuels are a real solution to help decarbonize transportation,” said Cesar Norton, President and CEO of HIF Global. “Now we are accelerating DAC technology that enables efficient and low-cost CO2 capture – the future of CO2 recycling. We are very happy to be cooperating with Porsche to pioneer this unit in our facility in Chile and we hope to escalate this technology in the near future."


The new DAC unit will support the Haru Oni facility’s current green operations—which uses biogenic CO2 and hydrogen produced by wind—and filter up to 600 tons of CO2 from the air per year. By combining green hydrogen and recycled CO2, eFuels are produced to obtain eMethanol, which is transformed into synthetic fuels such as eGasoline and e-sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“To slow global warming, it is essential to reduce emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere,” said Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG. “At the same time, we need CO2 as a raw material in many production processes. Why not combine the two? We're working on that. We want to put an industrial direct air capture, or DAC, procedure into series production.”