Frequently Asked Questions

questions about our technology
What does Aircapture’s technology do?
  • Our modular, onsite Direct Air Capture (DAC) units fit directly into the production processes of commercial and industrial manufacturers, at any scale

  • Our units are installed to integrate with each manufacturer’s specifications and the production needs of the local facility

  • The units then draw in ambient air or industrial waste streams from the air on location, collecting and storing CO2 for immediate application or longer-term use

What are the advantages of Aircapture’s CO2?
  • More reliable with a ready-to-use, on location supply independent of limited sources of captured CO2

  • Better quality CO2 made for safety and purity

  • Lower cost as compared to conventional sources

  • Cleaner product by cutting out energy-intensive industrial processes from which CO2 is typically derived

  • Substantially reduced emissions so commercial customers can become carbon neutral or negative

How does Aircapture do?

We design and build systems that capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere at customer sites where it is sold to those customers in their preferred form (liquid or gas) for various industrial and commercial uses. Carbon dioxide is spread relatively uniformly throughout the Earth’s atmosphere with higher concentrations at lower elevations, so there is a ready supply of it in the great majority of locations around the world.

Who does Aircapture sell to?

Carbon dioxide is used in many applications, including beverage carbonation, food packaging, indoor agriculture, and dry ice, and we aim to serve this multi-billion dollar market. In addition, there are many exciting new conversion technologies being developed that require carbon dioxide as an input for a wide range of chemicals and materials, and our ability to seamlessly fit into production processes positions us well to participate in these market opportunities.

Who are Aircapture’s competitors?

Industrial carbon dioxide has historically been provided by a small number of large, global industrial gas companies who capture it from hydrogen, ethanol, ammonia plants, and petroleum refineries typically owned by these companies or by third parties. These companies liquefy it onsite and then transport it to customers by truck and ship, a process that is subject to a variety of disruptions and produces large amounts of climate-changing emissions.

Why is Aircapture getting into this market?

Carbon dioxide is often a critical input in various industrial processes, but has historically been vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes in various locations around the world, worsened by uncontrollable economic and geopolitical factors. By producing carbon dioxide onsite and to the customers’ specifications, we insulate them from these disruptions and enhance reliability. This allows our customers to plan more effectively, and gives them a high degree of locational flexibility for their operations.

What are the environmental advantages to Aircapture’s process?

Our systems capture legacy carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and avoid the need for transportation, so our process generates far lower emissions than conventional sources. This is better for the planet, and also helps our customers to reduce their onsite and supply chain emissions to move towards being carbon neutral or negative.

questions for us
When and why was Aircapture founded?

Read more on our founding story, our mission, and how we are working towards it on our “About” page.

Where are you located?

Our office and shop is a 12,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility in West Berkeley where we're focused on rapid prototyping, iteration, and production in-house.

What does Aircapture value in a new teammate?

We're creating technology to solve what we believe to be our lifetime's most pressing challenge: the climate crisis. Our hypothesis is that old systems of thinking and working aren't going to cut it. With this in mind, we value building a team of people who represent what we see in the world today.

Diverse representation - weather it be thought, education, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation - ensures that we are equipped to solve this global-scale challenge.

What do I need to know about the ClimateTech industry before interviewing?

There are a lot of new technologies and numerous aspiring companies working to mitigate the climate crisis and its current (and future) impacts. Direct air capture (DAC) technology is just one of many potential solutions and the business models for implementing and scaling DAC vary widely. Familiarizing yourself with DAC and the different use cases in the market is a helpful start to better understand Aircapture's incredible market position, unique challenges, and how you might help us solve them.

What is the Aircapture interview process?

We sincerely value your interest in Aircapture. We know interviewing can be time consuming and we don't take your time for granted. Our interview process often includes an initial conversation with the people team, a technical conversation with hiring manage or direct teammates, and an onsite interview where a presentation will be given. Depending on the role, the process may have additional components.

Are there remote positions?

We think it's important to build a team around the rapport that is predominantly made in person, but don't want to limit our team only to those in the Bay Area or willing to relocate. We urge you to apply and we can discuss remote opportunities from there.

The position or team I really want isn't open. Can I still submit my resume?

Yes, please! We're always looking for great teammates. Please click here to submit your application.