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Levelized Cost of DAC Calculator

Direct air carbon capture is a nascent industry with cost estimates ranging from $2,000/tCO2 for the research-grade pilot-scale to $50/tCO2 for future commercial-scale projects. This calculator provides a simple way to compare DAC technologies for different scales, energy markets, financing terms, and carbon emission footprints.


The calculator's results are at the bottom of the page, and will update as you modify the input fields below.

Note that better analysis techniques will emerge as the industry scales and costs become more transparent.

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