Banyu Carbon

CoMotion Labs at Fluke Hall, University of Washington

Uses sunlight to degas seawater

Banyu uses sunlight to capture CO₂ from seawater. A reusable, light-activated molecule that becomes acidic when exposed to light causes carbon dissolved in seawater to degas as CO₂, which is then stored permanently. Because only a small portion of the visible light spectrum is needed to trigger the reaction, this is a highly energy-efficient approach to direct ocean removal.
Country: United States
Status: Concept
Type: Direct Ocean Capture