The role of direct air capture in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050: KI professor’s new research

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges.

One of the projects is led by Dr. Vanessa Schweizer with Prof. Eric Croiset in the Department of Chemical Engineering. This five-year initiative was announced by Environment and Climate Change Canada on November 23. Schweizer and Croiset’s project, “Robust Decision Making Using Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways For Direct Air Capture Deployment in Canada”, has a budget of over a million dollars in funding, with $480,000 funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Awareness and Action Fund.