DAC Hubs w/ Jason Hochman of the DAC CoalitionDAC Hubs w/ Jason Hochman of the DAC Coalition
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DAC Hubs w/ Jason Hochman of the DAC Coalition

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DAC Hubs w/ Jason Hochman of the DAC Coalition


In 2021 the U.S. congress passed the bipartisan Infrastructure bill, which alongside funding for roads and bridges, included $3.5 billion for 4 DAC demonstration hubs. Each will be a large-scale DAC facility, and they may be the first engineered CDR built at scale in the U.S.

Since the bill was passed, DAC-watchers and interested entrepreneurs have been waiting for more information on what the funding would be spent on and who would be eligible to receive it.

In the meantime, the DOE under the Biden administration has been filling out its DAC expertise with industry experts such as Jen Wilcox, Noah Deich, and Rory Jacobson, among others joining the department. This has led to anticipation and expectations that the DOE’s planning for the DAC hubs projects would be sophisticated and well thought-out.

DOE gave the most in-depth look yet at the DAC hubs program last month with the release of a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

On this show we speak with Jason Hochman, Co-founder and Senior Director of the DAC Coalition, a group” bringing together diverse, leading global innovators…to educate, engage, and mobilize around Direct Air Capture”. Chris Barnard is also on this episode's policy panel.

On This Episode

Chris Barnard

Jason Hochman

Radhika Moolgavkar


DAC Coalition

2021 US Infrastructure Bill

DAC Hubs announcement


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