Silicon Kingdom Holdings funds ASU carbon-capture machines

A unique carbon-capture machine developed by Klaus Lackner, an Arizona State University professor and the founding director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, has moved into the next stage of development.

In April 2019, ASU and Silicon Kingdom Holdings, a Dublin-based startup, entered into a partnership to deploy Lackner’s carbon-capture technology at scale. Recently, SKH gave ASU its first two months of payments and will continue to pay ASU $125,000 per month for three years to conduct research in the field of direct air capture.

Two initial direct air capture units will be placed just north of the Biodesign Institute and will be tested, refined and validated. Then an initial cluster of six units will be tested at ASU’s MacroTechnology Works campus.