Spiritus stands at the forefront of high-quality direct-air capture (DAC) carbon removal, bringing to life a groundbreaking solution that captures and sequesters megaton-scale CO2 from the atmosphere.
Our approach integrates a novel sorbent material, an innovative process design and a modular approach that promises cost-efficient and scalable carbon removal.
Spiritus has innovated on a novel non-TVSA desorption process that cuts energy usage by more than half when compared to current methods.
Rapid sorption and desorption rates at a fraction of the sorbent cost versus state-of-the-art sorbents under passive DAC conditions.
Achieving DAC at high quality and low cost requires a Rubik’s Cube solution - all key parameters need to be optimized concurrently and complementary to each other.
Our innovations in sorbent technology and a low-temperature desorption process optimize all major drivers of cost: energy input, sorbent cost and durability, adsorption/desorption kinetics, and facility capex. This approach paired with our modular framework enables us to scale quickly to set new standards for sustainability and redefine the DAC landscape.
" To prevent the worst harms from climate change, we will need to remove gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere annually. This is an incredibly hard problem that will require new innovations to bring down cost and accelerate scale. It’s exciting to see Spiritus pioneer new technologies for direct air capture that can drive progress for the field, and dramatically expand access to the highest-quality carbon removals. "
-Peter Minor, PhD – Co-Founder of Icarus, former Director of Science & Innovation at Carbon180
Our novel solid sorbent material drives efficient adsorption, and a novel low-temperature desorption process, capturing carbon at an unprecedented pace while minimizing energy consumption.
Our modular design facilitates rapid scale-up, all while relying on renewable energy sources and existing supply chains to maximum carbon removal potential.
Trust, transparency, and impact. With real-time monitoring and verification, our carbon removal goes beyond estimation —it's measurable and provable.
“Khosla Ventures has been looking closely at the direct air capture space for years,” said Jessy Rivest, partner at Khosla Ventures. “In Spiritus, we have a combination of a strong approach and team to solve this climate challenge, making it our first investment in the DAC area.”
- JESSY RIVEST, PARTNER AT KHOSLA VENTURES