Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, and HIF Global, an eFuels company, announced an agreement to cooperate on the development of direct air capture technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere (“CO2 Direct Air Capture” or “DAC”). More specifically, HIF Global and Baker Hughes intend to test Baker Hughes’ Mosaic DAC technology pilot units to help accelerate DAC deployment at commercial scale.
Acquired by Baker Hughes in April 2022 to further enhance its carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) portfolio, Mosaic Materials is focused on developing a proprietary direct air capture technology using Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) materials that can be used to separate CO2 from the atmosphere. Baker Hughes is leveraging its capabilities, including modular design and material science, to develop and scale Mosaic’s technology with the goal to help enable direct air capture with greater efficiency and lower costs.
HIF has two sites where it anticipates possible deployment of Baker Hughes’ Mosaic DAC technology. In Chile, the HIF Haru Oni eFuels Facility began producing its first fuels in December 2022 in Magallanes. The eFuels facility produces green hydrogen from wind electricity and water and combines the hydrogen with recycled carbon dioxide to produce eFuels, synthetic fuels that can be dropped-in to existing vehicles without any modifications to their engines. HIF Global is also completing the engineering for the first world scale eFuels facility in Matagorda County, Texas, and expects to begin construction in 2024.