UK-based decarbonisation developer Storegga has revealed its entry into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (The EAUC) that will see the company advancing its direct air capture (DAC) development.

Announced yesterday (April 4th), not-for-profit charity The EAUC and its member group the Carbon Coalition has selected Storegga’s proposed large scale DAC and storage facility, based in Aberdeenshire, North-East Scotland, to be part of its approved portfolio of carbon offsetting options. 

The facility will utilise Carbon Engineering’s industrial-scale DAC technology to capture one million tonnes per annum of carbon before it is permanently stored in geological structures. 

Referring to EAUC’s DAC endorsement as ‘excellent’, Nick Cooper, CEO, Storegga, praised the power of higher education institutions to reduce their own carbon footprint and influence the world on best practice. 

As part of a reverse carbon cycle, DAC technology sucks carbon directly from the air before permanently storing it. 

“This previously under-appreciated technology has elbowed its way on to policy-makers agendas.” added Cooper. 

The initiative aims to consolidate Scotland’s position as a key region for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage before 2030. 

Emphasising the importance for the UK’s education sector to take carbon responsibilities seriously, Professor John French, Deputy Chair, EAUC, called for the sector to support UK projects that are leading on cutting edge technology.

“We look forward to enhancing the Carbon Coalition portfolio with projects such as these,” he added.