ZeoDAC Enters Market, Unveils Direct Air Capture Process

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The new company’s direct air capture (DAC) process uses advantaged solid materials, namely zeolites, to capture CO2 and water for end-product production.

ZeoDAC Inc. announced the official company launch and its entrance into DAC technology market. The company’s mission, titled Capture Carbon Dioxide from Air to Create a Better Tomorrow, relies on a carbon-capture process that can rapidly scale up and employs an end-product strategy. ZeoDAC uses zeolites, an advantaged solid material, for efficient DAC operation. The process captures CO2 and water, enabling the production of numerous end-products to generate economic return.

"We are excited to embark on this journey with ZeoDAC. We believe that DAC offers the potential for us to source sustainable ingredients and materials while reducing our environmental footprint,” said Nicola Tongue, Associate Director, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.“After extensively reviewing the market, we are confident that ZeoDAC's novel approach provides the affordability, scalability, and energy efficiency needed to become a major player in the DAC industry.”

Christopher W. Jones, a DAC expert and professor at Georgia Tech, and Mark E. Davis, a chemical engineering professor from Caltech, founded ZeoDAC in June 2023. Caltech’s Davis brings along his experience in zeolite-based processes for the company’s DAC process. ZeoDAC launched with the following global group of investment partners: Wilson Hill Ventures, Caltech, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Freeflow Ventures, and Global Brain.


“ZeoDAC’s CO2 capture process leverages chemically and mechanically robust solid sorbents with established supply chains deployed in an energy efficient temperature-vacuum swing adsorption cycle, leading to a simple yet economically advantaged process,” said Jones.

ZeoDAC will utilize the technology and expertise from its partners to provide economic advantage for large-scale, commercial carbon capture and use. Several million dollars have been raised for the company through institutional venture capital and strategic investors led by Wilson Hill Ventures.

“We’re honored to back this “dream team” of experienced engineers and entrepreneurs on their path to accelerate our low carbon future”, said Ajay Kshatriya from Wilson Hill Ventures. “ZeoDAC can deliver compelling Net Present Value (NPV) to industrial partners on an international scale, enabling a multibillion-dollar market with positive impacts for the climate.”

Zeolite membranes for DAC applications can separate CO2 from the air using molecular size differences. For associated gas and natural gas separation applications, zeolite membranes can differentiate between CO2 and methane molecules, the primary element of these gases, due to the significant variance in the molecules’ sizes.

In September 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected GE Vernova to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a DAC hub in Houston. The DAC system design utilizes GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) and renewable electricity to capture CO2 for storage or distribution as a value-added product.

Currently, geological storage is the most mature technological option for storing CO2 and offers significant capacity for sequestering CO2. According to the DOE, CO2 storage in geologic formations includes oil and gas reservoirs, unreachable coal seams, and deep saline reservoirs.