Carbon capture

Carbon capture

America’s first commercial direct air capture plant just got going

The startup Heirloom says it’s capturing CO2 from the sky and locking away the planet-warming gas, making it the first and only commercial U.S. plant to do so.

By Maria Gallucci  . 

Two workers in safety gear stand next to very large stacks of metal trays in an industrial facility
Heirloom's direct air capture facility in Tracy, California uses limestone to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. (Heirloom)