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Quick overview

Our client, a global Utility player, is engaged in producing climate-neutral e-methanol and e-gasoline. To stay ahead of the competition and capitalize on the growing opportunity of DAC, the Client was interested in understanding the current market status, future market outlook, and competitiveness of DAC versus other technologies to capture CO2 (e-fuels).

Client success details

The support and insights FutureBridge delivered, helped the client in understanding the current nameplate CO2 capture capacity via DAC pathways & future plans for expansion. Our analysis answered several of our client’s critical business questions including:

In the IEA Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario, DAC technologies capture more than 85 Mt of CO2 in 2030 and around 980 MtCO2 in 2050, requiring a large and accelerated scale-up from almost 0.01 MtCO2 today.
  • What is the current and forecast market size (Volume and or value) for DAC and what are the market drivers?
  • How technology for DAC has unfolded over the last ten years, and how it will evolve in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • What is the market readiness level, business use cases, economic use cases, multi-off-take end use cases, challenges, investor landscape, drivers & inhibitors, and regulatory framework?

FutureBridge conducted extensive primary and secondary research to identify a market opportunity, technology landscape, and business case evaluation. Our research included:

  • Analyzing global supply and demand of PtL, PtX, PtC, and renewable fuels and captured CO2 (Volume and or value) as feedstock for carbon-neutral fuels and polymer/chemicals, fertilizer, industrial gases, EOR, food & beverages
  • Building a long list of technology solutions (Universe of 20-40 technologies) and major DAC projects
  • Identifying existing and upcoming regulatory framework: regional, national, and subnational carbon pricing initiatives, key incentives (short and long term)
  • Identifying regions with the most favorable fiscal terms
  • Evaluating project partners, commercial and technical viability – today vs in-future

FutureBridge further analyzed and provided the client with a list of technology solutions (Universe of 20-40 technologies) and identified regions with the most favorable fiscal terms.

Also, FutureBridge provided the client with a list of all major DAC projects.

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