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The purchase of CO2 removal credits will aid the Astros in achieving carbon neutrality.
1PointFive, a carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration company, and the Houston Astros baseball team have announced an agreement for the Astros to purchase CO2 removal credits from 1PointFive's Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant currently under construction in Ector County, Texas.
DAC technology captures and removes significant volumes of CO2 directly from the atmosphere and stores it securely in underground geologic formations. As part of the agreement, the CO2 captured by DAC will be sequestered in saline reservoirs not linked to oil and gas production. DAC offers a viable solution for hard-to-decarbonize activities, such as air travel, to help achieve climate goals. Over the next three years, the Astros plan to utilize these removal credits across various activities at the ballpark, working towards achieving a carbon-neutral footprint.
Michael Avery, President and General Manager of 1PointFive, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are pleased to further our relationship with the Houston Astros and provide a solution to address future carbon emissions. We are excited about the opportunity that Direct Air Capture presents to help organizations reduce their carbon footprint."
Marcel Braithwaite, Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros added, "We remain committed to continuous improvement of our stadium for our fans, and purchasing carbon removal credits is an important investment for us."