Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, has acquired Mosaic Materials Inc. to further develop and scale its next-generation capture technology for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction from stationary sources and CO2 removal (CDR) from the atmosphere. Mosaic’s metal-organic framework (MOF) technology is a proprietary adsorbent material that acts as a high-capacity molecular sponge to selectively capture CO2. Baker Hughes will draw from its existing advanced capabilities, including modular design and material science, to develop and scale Mosaic’s innovative technology, enabling direct air capture (DAC) with a solution that requires significantly less energy to operate and provides a lower total cost of ownership.
Both carbon capture of emissions from power and industrial facilities, as well as carbon dioxide removal such as DAC, will be needed to meet climate goals and emission reduction targets. Creating economical, scalable and energy-efficient DAC systems that can effectively capture CO2 from the atmosphere is important for supply into the CO2 utilization market, including eFuels.
Mosaic’s technology is the latest addition to Baker Hughes’ portfolio of carbon capture utilization and storage solutions, which includes post-combustion capture, compression, subsurface storage, and long-term integrity and monitoring. The Mosaic DAC technology can serve a variety of sectors across the energy and industrial value chain, including refining, aviation, shipping, municipalities, steel, and cement manufacturing. DAC can work in tandem with emissions controls to lower the aggregate amount of CO2 that is emitted. While emissions capture and improved energy efficiency at industrial sites can reduce current greenhouse gases, DAC can also cut legacy emissions in the atmosphere.