Direct Air Capture Project
The Direct Air Capture (DAC) project is a student effort to develop a small-scale machine which captures CO2 from the atmosphere. Additionally, we are constantly learning about the field of DAC and want to educate our community on the exciting things it has to offer to ensure a healthy future for everyone.
This year, we are working to create our first physical DAC system to redirect CO2 from the atmosphere into University of Texas greenhouses. This will promote plant growth and increase their carbon absorption while we gain experience in DAC development!
The Policy team is committed to promoting the awareness of negative emissions technologies, fostering a curiosity-driven learning environment, and acting to change local carbon policies. Communications, sustainability, government, philosophy, and STEM majors might be particularly suited for the work we will do, but we welcome students from any major with a passion for the environment!