CarbonCapture Inc. Secures Lease in Mesa for World's First Direct Air Capture Manufacturing Facility

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~ Mesa, Arizona - CarbonCapture Inc, a leading direct air capture (DAC) company in the United States, has announced the signing of a lease for its first manufacturing site. The 83,000 square-foot facility, located at 3437 S. Crismon Road in Mesa's Elliot Road Technology Corridor, will be a high-volume plant capable of producing 4,000 modules per year. This is equivalent to two megatons of carbon dioxide removal capacity.

The decision to choose Mesa as the location for their manufacturing site came after an extensive nationwide search. The central location, availability of clean energy, and workforce readiness were key factors in CarbonCapture's decision. The company also received significant support from various institutions such as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona State University and Salt River Project.

"We are proud that CarbonCapture has chosen to establish its first-of-its-kind manufacturing facility here in Arizona," said Governor Katie Hobbs. "This facility represents a significant milestone for our state as it advances our clean energy economy and creates skilled jobs to support our growing manufacturing industry."

The facility is expected to start with 30 full-time employees and is projected to grow to 400 by 2029. It will join other major companies such as Apple, Google, Meta and Amazon in the Elliot Road Technology Corridor.

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Mayor John Giles expressed his excitement about CarbonCapture joining Mesa's hub of advanced manufacturing. "We look forward to seeing the world's first mass-produced direct air capture systems made right here in Mesa," he said. "This milestone is a testament to the crucial roles both the public and private sectors play in advancing our economic and environmental goals."

CarbonCapture CEO Adrian Corless also shared his enthusiasm for choosing Arizona as their manufacturing site. "Arizona's vibrant innovation ecosystem and commitment to clean tech made it the ideal location for our facility," he said. "As we grow our team here, we are committed to offering competitive wages and comprehensive benefits packages for all full-time staff. We are also exploring partnerships with local educational institutions to provide workforce training opportunities."

The Mesa facility will serve as a precedent for CarbonCapture's future plants, showcasing their innovative modular system designed for mass production and easy installation in various locations across the country. This marks a significant step towards the company's commitment to scalable and flexible solutions in the DAC industry. By addressing the urgent need to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere, CarbonCapture's advanced technology not only supports national climate objectives but also promotes growth in manufacturing and clean energy sectors.

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Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, expressed her gratitude towards CarbonCapture for their commitment to Arizona. "With this innovative facility, CarbonCapture is advancing our state's clean energy ecosystem and adding to Mesa's vibrant manufacturing industry," she said. "We look forward to supporting their future success in Mesa."

Chris Camacho, President & CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), also praised CarbonCapture's partnerships with various organizations and its work in advancing DAC technology. "This commitment underscores the collaborative spirit of Greater Phoenix and highlights our region's sophistication as a premier destination for cutting-edge innovation in The New Photon Economy," he said.

The building owner, Eisenberg Company, was represented by Steve Larsen, Bill Honsaker,and Jason Moore of JLL while CarbonCapture was represented by Gary Horwitz of JLL along with Jonathan Keyser and Ryan Steele of Keyser.

CarbonCapture has also been selected as a technology partner in the Southwest Regional DAC Hub situated in Arizona. Additionally, they have received support from the U.S. Department of Energy through the $3.5 billion Regional DAC Hubs program for their Project Bison based in Wyoming.

With its groundbreaking facility in Mesa, CarbonCapture is poised to make a significant impact on both the environment and economy. As they continue to grow and expand, they are setting an example for other companies in the DAC industry to follow.

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