The Dalles

280 Earth is removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to address, and eventually reverse, climate change.

Over the past 250 years, human activities have increased CO2 levels from 280 parts per million (ppm) to more than 425 ppm and rising. In Oregon climate change effects include warmer, drier weather; growing drought and wildfire risks; and declines in snowpack and glacial ice. In addition to the environment and public health, local industries such as agriculture, fisheries, and timber production are vulnerable to climate change.

A group photo of 280 Earth employees posing in front of the Pilot plant.

Our first Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility is sized to capture 500 tons/year of CO2, which is equivalent to the annual emissions from 100 cars.

The 280 Earth team has spent five years developing our equipment and sorbent material, and we’re excited to call The Dalles home to our pilot plant. The facility is built on the location of a historic timber manufacturer. Where the site was previously used for burning fossil fuels and processing natural resources, we’re putting that same site to work cleaning up legacy emissions.

Local Impact

To minimize our electricity use, we’re using existing waste heat to help power the next phase of our DAC plant. This leaves more clean hydropower available to our neighbors.
280 Earth’s DAC process generates fresh water that can offset other water use in the community.
We've invested millions of dollars in local businesses in planning, earthwork, and construction, and supporting engineering education at Columbia Gorge Community College.

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